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Christmas in England

“Christmas in England is really fun. I like it when the weather is really cold because a snowy Christmas is so magical. In December the afternoons are dark but the streets have bright decorations and everybody puts colourful lights in their windows. We always buy a real Christmas tree, as tall as possible. It smells wonderful! We hang pretty decorations on the tree, like shiny tinsel, round baubles and twinkly lights. It is very exciting to see all the lovely presents under the tree; mysterious shapes, all wrapped in beautiful paper and gold ribbon. Father Christmas is a jolly, fat man in a red suit with a long, white beard. On Christmas Eve he visits all the houses in his magic sleigh and leaves presents for all the good boys and girls when they are fast asleep in their warm beds. On Christmas Day I always wake up really early to see what is in my lumpy stocking. Then we go to church and sing merry carols about gentle Mary, kind Joseph and the little baby Jesus. When we get home we give out all the special presents to the family while we wait for our delicious Christmas dinner to cook. I love seeing everybody’s happy smiles as they see a new toy, a smelly soap or a soft scarf. We always say a polite “thank you” with a big hug and a kiss. Christmas is a marvellous time to be with my family and we all remember to be nice to each other and be grateful for all that we have.” Highlight all the adjectives in the text then copy them into the table below. Look up any new words in your dictionary.

“Christmas in England is really _____. a ______ soap or a _____ scarf. I love seeing everybody’s _______ smiles as they see a ____ toy. Father Christmas is a ______. as _____ as possible. It is very ________ to see all the ________ presents under the tree. ____ man in a ____ suit with a _____. It smells _________! We hang _______ decorations on the tree. ______ baubles and ______ lights. Then we go to church and sing ______ carols about ______ Mary. ________ shapes.” . In December the afternoons are _____ but the streets have _______ decorations and everybody puts _________ lights in their windows. When we get home we give out all the _______ presents to the family while we wait for our __________ Christmas dinner to cook. all wrapped in _________ paper and ______ ribbon. We always buy a ______ Christmas tree. I like it when the weather is really _____ because a ______ Christmas is so _________.Write in some of your own adjectives. like ______ tinsel. Christmas is a _________ time to be with my family and we all remember to be ____ to each other and be _________ for all that we have. We always say a ______ “thank you” with a ___ hug and a kiss. ______ Joseph and the ______ baby Jesus. ______ beard. On Christmas Eve he visits all the houses in his _______ sleigh and leaves presents for all the _____ boys and girls when they are _____ asleep in their ______ beds. On Christmas Day I always wake up really ______ to see what is in my _______ stocking.