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Last Christmas - George Michael Last Christmas I gave you my ......................(1) But the very next day you gave it away This year To save me from tears I'll give it to someone ........................(2) Last Christmas I gave you my heart But the very next day you gave it away This year To save me from tears I'll give it to .............................(3) special Once bitten and twice ..........................(4) I keep my distance But you still catch my .........................(5) Tell me baby Do you recognize me? Well It's been a ............................(6) It doesn't surprise me (Happy Christmas) I wrapped it up and sent it With a note saying "I love you" I meant it Now I know what a fool I've been But if you ............................(7) me now I know you'd fool me again Last Christmas I gave you my heart But the very next day you ...................(8) it away This year ,to ...................(9) me from tears I'll give it to someone special A Crowded Room ..........................(10) with tired eyes

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heart , someone , shy , eye , gave , Friends , Christmas special , year , kissed , save , shoulder , again , fire Score...................../ 14

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All I want for Christmas is you!!!!!
Listen to the song and fill in the missing words

Fireplace know

presents tree

all you

wish thing

toy happy

stocking Christmas

I don’t want a lot for There is just one I don’t care about the I need,

Underneath the Christmas

I don’t need to hang my

There upon the

Santa Claus won’t make me

With a

on Christmas Day

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I just want More than you could ever

for my own

Make my

come true

I want for Christmas is you!!!!!!!

Fun Time! Tongue twister
Chocolate cocoa cravings cure colds Santa sings shining star songs Sally skis super slow Big bright bells banish boredom Grumpy Grinch goes grizzly gus Pretty packages perfectly packed Tip-top tiny tot toys Sally's striped stocking's stuffed slightly Santa's super souped sleigh swiftly slides sideways Cheery cute caroling Christmas critters Candy cane cookies keep kids coming.

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I love Christmas. It’s one of the best times of the year. It’s such a great time for everyone – kids and adults alike. The thing I like most about it is everyone getting together and eating and giving presents. When I was a kid, Christmas was an amazing occasion. We’d spend weeks at school making decorations, singing Christmas carols and practicing to perform in the nativity play. As I got older, I enjoyed giving presents more than receiving them. Even though Xmas shopping is stressful, it can be fun trying to find the perfect present for my children. One thing that has stayed with me since I was a child is my love of Christmas dinner. It has to be my favourite meal ever. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without roast turkey. I’m sure Christmas brings the same happy feelings wherever it is celebrated. I hope it continues to keep its message of love and peace. The Christmas spirit is very important. Nowadays it seems to get a bit lost. Everyone is so busy buying presents they forget the true meaning of Christmas. I spent quite a few Christmases in Japan, which was interesting. Everything looked as Christmassy as in England. The stores even had Frosty the Snowman playing. People bought presents and had a party, but then they went for a Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner. One thing I would like to experience is Christmas on the beach in Australia. I can’t imagine Christmas being so hot. But then I suppose it wasn’t that cold in Bethlehem when Jesus was born.

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Match the following phrases from the article. Paragraph 1 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. It’s one of the best The thing I like most about it is We’d spend weeks at school it can be fun trying to find the It has to be my Christmas just isn’t Christmas a. everyone getting together b. making decorations c. without roast turkey d. favourite meal ever e. times of the year f. perfect present

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Paragraph 2 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. Christmas brings the same happy feelings The Christmas spirit is they forget the true Everything looked as Christmas on the I can’t imagine Christmas a. meaning of Christmas b. beach in Australia c. being so hot d. wherever it is celebrated e. very important f. Christmassy as in England

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Put the words into the gaps in the text
I love Christmas. It’s one of the __________ times of the year. It’s such a great time for everyone – kids and adults __________. The thing I like most about it is everyone getting together and eating and giving presents. When I was a __________, Christmas was an amazing occasion. We’d spend weeks at school __________ decorations, singing Christmas carols and practicing to perform in the nativity play. As I got older, I __________ giving presents more than receiving them. Even though Xmas shopping is __________, it can be fun trying to find the perfect present for my children. One thing that has __________ with me since I was a child is my love of Christmas dinner. It has to be my favourite meal ever. Christmas just isn’t Christmas __________ roast turkey. I’m sure Christmas __________ the same happy feelings wherever it is celebrated. I hope it continues to keep its message of love and __________. The Christmas spirit is very important. Nowadays it seems to get a bit __________. Everyone is so busy buying presents they forget the true meaning of Christmas. I spent __________ a few Christmases in Japan, which was interesting. Everything looked as Christmassy as in England. The stores __________ had Frosty the Snowman playing. People bought presents and had a party, but then they went for a Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner. One __________ I would like to experience is Christmas on the beach in Australia. I can’t __________ Christmas being so hot. But then I

stayed kid best stressful enjoyed alike without making

even peace quite imagine brings thing suppose lost

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__________ it wasn’t that cold in Bethlehem when Jesus was born. Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics. I love Christmas. It’s one of the best times / time of the year. It’s such a great time for everyone – kids and adults alike. The thing I like most about it is everyone getting together and eating and given / giving presents. When I was a kid, Christmas was an amazing occasion. We’d spend weeks at / on school making decorations, singing Christmas carols and practicing to perform in the nativity play. As I got / get older, I enjoyed giving presents more than receiving it / them. Even though / through Xmas shopping is stressful, it can be fun trying to find the perfect present for my children. One thing that has stayed with me for / since I was a child is my love of Christmas dinner. It has to be my favourite meal ever. Christmas just / only isn’t Christmas without roast turkey. I’m sure Christmas brings / bring the same happy feelings wherever it is celebrated. I hope it continues to keep its / it’s message of love and peace. The Christmas spirit is very important. Nowadays it seems to get a bite / bit lost. Everyone is so busy buying presents they forget the true / truth meaning of Christmas. I spent quite a few Christmases in Japan, which was interesting. Everything looked as Christmas / Christmassy as in England. The stores even had Frosty the Snowman playing. People bought presents and had a party, but then they went for / from a Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner. One thing I would like to experience is Christmas on the beach in Australia. I can’t imagine Christmas being so / such hot. But then I suppose it wasn’t this / that cold in Bethlehem when Jesus was born.

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I love Christmas. It’s one of the (1) ____ times of the year. It’s such a great time for everyone – kids and adults (2) ____. The thing I like most about it is everyone getting together and eating and giving presents. When I was a kid, Christmas was an amazing (3) ____. We’d spend weeks at school making decorations, singing Christmas carols and practicing to (4) ____ in the nativity play. As I got older, I enjoyed giving presents more than receiving (5) ____. Even though Xmas shopping is stressful, it can be fun trying to find the perfect present for my children. One thing that has stayed with me since I was a child is my love of Christmas dinner. It has to be my favourite meal (6) ____. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without roast turkey.

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I’m sure Christmas brings the same (7) ____ feelings wherever it is celebrated. I hope it continues to keep its message of love and peace. The Christmas (8) ____ is very important. Nowadays it seems to get a bit lost. Everyone is (9) ____ busy buying presents they forget the true meaning of Christmas. I spent quite a few Christmases in Japan, which was interesting. Everything looked as Christmassy as in England. The stores even (10) ____Frosty the Snowman playing. People bought presents and had a party, but then they went for a Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner. One thing I would like to experience is Christmas on the beach in Australia. I can’t (11) ____ Christmas being so hot. But then I (12) ____ it wasn’t that cold in Bethlehem when Jesus was born. Put the correct words from this table into the article. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) bust (b) best alike (b) like occasionally (b) occasions performance (b) performs it (b) them ever (b) even happy (b) happily spirits (b) spirited so-so (b) such has (b) having imagination (b) imagine supposedly (b) supposes (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) beast liken occasioned perform they never happiness spirit so-called had imagined supposing (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) boast likely occasion performer these every happier spiritual so have to imagines suppose

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Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly. Paragraph 1 1. It’s such a great time for eyvnreeo 2. everyone etnggti together and eating and giving presents 3. When I was a kid, Christmas was an amazing cioocsna 4. Xmas shopping is lsstusfer 5. trying to find the tecfrep present for my children 6. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without roast ektyru Paragraph 2 7. happy igfelens 8. its sgesame of love and peace 9. the true eganmni of Christmas 10. The oetssr even had Frosty the Snowman playing 11. I would like to npxreceiee is Christmas on the beach

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12. But then I upessop it wasn’t that cold in Bethlehem

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Number these lines in the correct order. ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) everyone – kids and adults alike. The thing I like most about it is everyone getting together and eating and giving imagine Christmas being so hot. But then I suppose it wasn’t that cold in Bethlehem when Jesus was born. Christmases in Japan, which was interesting. Everything looked as Christmassy as in England. The stores even had of love and peace. The Christmas spirit is very important. Nowadays it seems to get a bit singing Christmas carols and practicing to perform in the nativity play. As I got older, I enjoyed giving I’m sure Christmas brings the same happy feelings wherever it is celebrated. I hope it continues to keep its message presents. When I was a kid, Christmas was an amazing occasion. We’d spend weeks at school making decorations, lost. Everyone is so busy buying presents they forget the true meaning of Christmas. I spent quite a few I love Christmas. It’s one of the best times of the year. It’s such a great time for my children. One thing that has stayed with me since I was a child is my love of Christmas Frosty the Snowman playing. People bought presents and had a party, but then they went for a Kentucky presents more than receiving them. Even though Xmas shopping is stressful, it can be fun trying to find the perfect present for Fried Chicken dinner. One thing I would like to experience is Christmas on the beach in Australia. I can’t dinner. It has to be my favourite meal ever. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without roast turkey.

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With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

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1. 2. 3. of of the the year best It’s times one weeks school decorations spend at making We’d I them receiving than more presents giving enjoyed 4. find my the children perfect trying present to for 5. Christmas roast Christmas isn’t without turkey just 6. feelings happy same the brings Christmas sure I’m 7. peace to message and continues its love it keep of 8. Christmas forget true of they the meaning 9. I Japan in Christmases few a quite spent 10. that wasn’t it suppose I Bethlehem in cold

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Discussion-write your own questions STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B) 1 ____________________________________________________ . ____ 2 ____________________________________________________ . ____ 3 ____________________________________________________ . ____ 4 ____________________________________________________ . ____ 5 ____________________________________________________ . ____ 6 ____________________________________________________ . ____ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A) 1 ____________________________________________________ . ____ 2 ____________________________________________________ . ____ 3 ____________________________________________________ . ____ 4 ____________________________________________________ . ____ 5 ____________________________________________________ . ____

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The Christmas Day survey Write five questions about Christmas Day in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers. STUDENT 1 STUDENT 2 STUDENT 3

_____________ _____________ _____________ Q.1.

Q.2.

Q.3.

Q.4.

Q.5.

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out. Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

Writing
Write about Christmas Day for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work. ______________________________________________________ ________________________

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HOMEWORK
1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word. 2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Christmas Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson. 3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Christmas Day. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles. 4. POSTER: Make your own poster about Christmas Day. Write about will happen on this day around the world. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

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1. Circular decoration often hung on doors…………………….. 2. Santa uses this to get in your house……………………………… 3. People put these on Christmas trees and outside their houses……........................... 4. You should leave this and cookies for Santa………………………………… 5. A red and white treat…………………………………………………………… 6. You have this on a “white Christmas”……………………………… 7. These little people help Santa……………………………………… 8. A famous snowman……………………………………………………… 9. Some people eat this bird at Christmas…………………………………………. 10. A sock filled with Christmas goodies on Christmas……………………….. 11. Another word for “present”…………………………………………………………. 12. Father Christmas rides in this……………………………………………………….. 13.The three kings followed this……………………………………………………….. 14.The color of Santa’s outfit……………………………………………………………. 15. Rudolph is one of these………………………………………………………………. 16.He was born on Christmas Day……………………………………………………… Elves, frosty, snow, candy cane, sleigh, gift, turkey, chimney, star, wreath, milk, stocking, Jesus, red, reindeer,

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