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Bet You Didn't Know: New Year's Eve | History

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Video Length: 2:34

Updated on: 12/28/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a short video about the history of New Year's. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about New Year's Eve, its history, and New Year's traditions. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on vocabulary context usage, rewriting sentences, and writing the vocabulary words heard during a reading. The grammar activity features the usage of prepositions of time. There are additional speaking tasks included with a bonus task, as well as a quiz and review section.

Video Description

Did you know that New Year's has not always been celebrated on January 1? Get the full story.

Lesson Activities

New Year's Eve, Traditions, History
True / False / Not Given, Food-related Traditions
Definition Matching, Multiple Choice, Images, Context Usage
Prepositions of Time
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

New Year's Eve, Traditions, History, Holidays

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