Theme: Christmas
Lexical area: Christmas vocabulary

This is a Christmas lesson in which students will review Christmas vocabulary, find out about Christmas celebrations around the world, read a text about people’s attitudes to Christmas in the UK, write a Christmas themed poem and talk about unusual Christmas gifts. There are a range of activities which would be suitable for different age groups, and the opportunity for students to do some more creative Christmas activities.

• To learn and review Christmas vocabulary
• To practise reading skills
• To practise speaking skills
• To write a short Christmas-themed poem

Age group: 11 - adult

Level: A2 / B1+

Time: 60 –90 minutes

Materials: Christmas student worksheet

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Submitted by irenecros on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 14:02


Lots of good ideas here - I'm going to use it as a one off lesson for students of different levels .... something for everyone :)

Submitted by Piggyflipper on Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:27


Hi, thanks for the lesson! I'm going to use bits and pieces of it with my teenage class. Looking forward to it! There's a mistake in the "Customs" quiz. Although St. Nicolas Day is on December 6th, he brings sweets and fruit to goods kids or coal, onions and/or potatoes (not sticks) to naughty children in the Czech Republic on December 5th.

Thanks for your comment, and the correction about St Nicholas' day! I hope your classes enjoy the activities. Best wishes, Cath TE Team

Submitted by Danley on Thu, 12/13/2018 - 21:35


I stumbled across this today looking for a Christmas lesson for my ESL class in Canada. Looks great! I will use it next Tuesday. Thanks!

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 08:03

In reply to by Danley


Hope your students enjoy the lesson! Cath TE Team

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