There are many topics concerning Christmas that every year come to our minds when the year is about to end.
First, how are we going to decorate our house? or do we still decorate our houses when we get older? Do we use a fake or real Christmas tree?
Listening exercise to do: Fake or real: what's the best tree to have at Christmas? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)
Do we still believe in Santa Claus and its tradition? Do we prefere the Three Wise Men? When do we usually get our Christmas gifts? Do we buy presents for everybody or just the children? (Have a look at the LINGOHACK section below)
News Review:Meet a real-life secret Santa (BBC Learning English)
What about TV or films? Do we still like watching films related with Christmas such as A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens? What other things do we usually watch at Christmas?
A Christmas Carol - Part 1: Marley's ghost
Why is Christmas a time of happiness? Is it so happy for everybody?
The English We Speak: The more the merrier (BBC Learning English)
And apart from all this, what about family gatherings? Do we still meet all the relatives? Where do we meet? At our grandparents' house? Who does all the cooking?
- Episode 191225 / 25 December 2019 >>> Christmas toys for children in poverty: Language related to
'poverty'. Need-to-know language: appeal, food bank, suffering & stigma.