TeachingEnglish

Christmas

Theme: Christmas
Lexical area: Christmas vocabulary

Instructions for language assistants in Italics

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Introduction
This lesson has some ideas for how to introduce the topic of Christmas. Your own experiences and thoughts about the festive season will enhance the lesson and you will be a great source of information for your students on this theme.
Task 1 and Task 2 are simple warmer or filler tasks.

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Halloween

Theme: Halloween
Lexical area: Superstition
Cross curricular links: Personal and social education

Introduction
Halloween is coming up on 31st October and that gives us a handy theme to work from in oral classes. This event is becoming increasingly popular amongst teenagers in Europe and judging from the merchandise available, it has an increasingly American flavour.

Here are just some ideas of the things you can do with Halloween! If you're looking for stories or materials to use with these activities, look at the websites listed at the end.

1. Origins of festivals

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Summer festivals in Britain

Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Summer festivals
Lexical area: Special events

Instructions for language assistants in italics

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April Fool’s Day

Theme: April Fool’s Day
Lexical area: Jokes and hoaxes.

Instructions for language assistants in Italics

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Introduction
This lesson is about April Fool’s Day which takes place in the UK on April 1st. Many countries have their own equivalent of April Fool’s Day. If your country does, this lesson would create opportunities for students to tell you all about their country’s version and their experiences of it.

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Football World Cup 2010

Theme: Football – 2010 World Cup and women’s football.
Lexical area: Sports

Instructions for language assistants in Italics

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Introduction

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Special Days and Greeting Cards

Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Special days and greeting cards

Instructions for language assistants in Italics

Introduction:
This lesson can be used at any time of year but you may like to tie it in with a special day in the country you're working in or with a special day in the UK. If you do this, pick and choose some of the activities here to extend your lesson.

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Red Nose Day

Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Red Nose Day - a bi-annual fundraising event in the UK

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