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Christmas traditions around the world

tanyashagotova December 26, 2017

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Task description & scene summary

To learn more about Christmas traditions all over the world (Finnland, Greenland, Norway, Ukraine, the USA)
Scene summary:
Different traditions sometimes very strange and surprising. What do you know about Xmas traditions in Scandinavia?
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Level:
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2017-12-26, 11:12:15 (GMT+1)

About the author

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

Video quiz questions (printable)

1)

Fill the gap: Holidays are around the ________________________

2)

Fill the gap: Some people celebrate winter ________________________

3)

Fill the gap: Number 13 is Christmas ________________________

4) A chile who finds the pickle the first gets

  • congratulations
  • additional present
  • cookies
  • candies

5) What do people fry in South Africa for Christmas?

  • beetles
  • worms
  • catterpillars
  • snakes

6) Why is Danny's spriti believed to haunt houses around Xmas time?

  • cause he ate all the cookies left for Santa
  • he behaved bad all year
  • he ate too many caterpillars

7) What food is popular in Japan at Christmas?

  • Burger King
  • KFC
  • Mc Donalds
  • Star Bucks

8) What is Krampus' sack for?

  • presents
  • kids who behaved badly
  • kids who behaved well
  • candies

9) If the shoe lands at the door, what does it mean?

  • you will likely get married next year
  • you will likely be single next year

10) Why do people in Finnland light candles?

  • for romantic atmosphere
  • to remember their dead relatives
  • to attract good spirits

11) What does a spider make?

12) Why do some people in Western Ukraine decorate Xmas tree with a cobweb?

  • it brings good luck
  • it repels bad spirits
  • it brings good mood

13) Why do people hide brooms in Norway?

  • they don't want to clean their houses
  • they don't want witches to fly on them
  • they don't want to sweep away happiness from their houses

14) What trees do Indians decorate for Xmas?

  • bananas and mangos
  • palms and mangoes
  • apples and bananas

15) What is mattak?

  • a strip of whale skin
  • a strip of shark skin
  • a strip of fish skin

16)

Fill the gap: Some people say it tastes like ________________________

17) What is kiviak

Fill the gap: kiviak is a special bird wrapped in ________________________ skin and fat

18)

Fill the gap: It is a ________________________ cake with whipped cream and strawberries

19) When does Stir-up Sunday take place?

  • 5 weeks before Christmas
  • 4 weeks before Christmas
  • 3 weeks before Christmas
  • 2 weeks before Christmas

About the author

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

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lunathecat
2018-01-14 22:03:05
Thank you