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Christmas traditions around the world

tanyashagotova December 26, 2017


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
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?
Video length: 10 minutes 18 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2017-12-26, 11:12:15 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: Holidays are around the ________________________


Fill the gap: Some people celebrate winter ________________________


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


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


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

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2018-01-14 22:03:05
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