XMAS SONGS ACTIVITIES

cartoon_christmas_treeWatch and listen for he missing words in this multiple choice quiz on the song “All I want for Christmas is you” by Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey

http://youtu.be/fGFNmEOntFA

 

1) I don’t want _______ for Christmas,

lot

a lot

much lot

the lots

2) There’s just ________ I need

one thing

the thing

thing

one things

3) I don’t care about ___________,

have presents

present

is present

the presents

4) Underneath ____________ tree,

Christmas

to Christmas

the Christmas

of Christmas

5) I don’t need to _________stocking,

hang

hang my

hang its

hanging

6) There ________ the fireplace,

inside

on up

upon

within

7) Santa Claus ________ make me happy,

aren’t

not

won’t

don’t

8) With ______ on Christmas Day,

an toy

the toy

toy

a toy

9) I just want you for ________,

to own

an own

my own

my owned

10) More than you could __________,

ever known

every know

ever know

ever knowing

11) Make my wish __________,

have true

are true

go true

come true

12)All I _________ Christmas is you

am wanting

want

have want

wants

FOR MORE XMAS SONGS ACTIVITIES: http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/christmas-songs.html

XMAS HAS COME

SPEAKING WARM UP:

acartoon-christmas-dancing-santa-mzxrz1) What do you usually eat at Christmas?
b) Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
c) What is the best thing about Christmas in your opinion?
d) Which traditions do you follow at Christmas?
e) What is unique about Christmas in the place where you live?

f) What do you remember about last Christmas?
g) Where would you like to spend Christmas one year

XMAS CAROLS FOR THE CLASSROOM, BE READY TO SING ALONG IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL

  1. LAST CHRISTMAS,

    Listen to this popular Christmas song by Wham from 1984. . Watch the video and listen at to complete the lyrics:

    Chorus

    Last Christmas, I gave you (1) _____ But the very next day, you gave it away . This year, to save me from tears
    I’ll give it to someone special
    (2x)

    Once bitten and twice (2) ___
    I (3) ____________ my distance but tears still catch my eye

    Tell me, baby, do you recognize me?
    It’s been a year; it doesn’t (4) _____________ me

    Happy Christmas–I wrapped it up and (5) ______________ it
    With a note saying, “I love you”; I (6) _______________ it
    Now I know what a fool I’ve been
    But if you (7) ______________ me now, I know you’d fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
    I’m (8) ______________ from you and your soul of  (9)___
    My God, I thought you were someone to (10) ______________ on Me, I guess I was a  (11)_____to (12) ______________ on

    A face on a (13) ____with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore me apart Ooh, now I’ve found a real love
    You’ll never fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A face on a (14) ___ with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore him apart Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special Someone…someone
    I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special

     

    This is Taylor Swift version, maybe you’ve heard , with which you can correct your lyrics:

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

This is the film we’re watching in class these days, I hope you like it!

A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the United States on a freight train to reach Washington, D.C. One day, T.S. receives an unexpected call from the Smithsonian Institution, telling him that he is the winner of the very prestigious Baird prize for his invention of a perpetual motion machine and that he is invited to a reception in his honor where he is expected to give a speech.

OTHER WAYS To SAY AND AVOID EMPTY WORDS

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REMEMBER ROSA PARKS

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Rosa Parks became one of the major symbols of the modern civil rights movement when she was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955, after refusing to give up her seat in the black section of a city bus to a white passenger. For 381 days, African-Americans boycotted public transportation to protest Parks’ arrest and, in turn, segregation laws. The boycott led to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling desegregating public transportation in Montgomery and catapulted its organizer, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to the forefront of the civil rights movement. Pictured here, Parks rides the bus in 1956, a day after the Supreme Court rulingParks died in 2005 at the age of 92. In a 1995 interview, she said she wasn’t angry about being asked to leave her seat, just resolute.

“I don’t remember feeling that anger, but I did feel determined to take this as an opportunity to let it be known that I did not want to be treated in that manner and that people have endured it far too long,” she said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/01/living/rosa-parks-anniversary-feat/

WORLD AIDS DAY: How a ribbon conquered the World


Www.worldaidsday.com

WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?
In 1991 – a decade after the emergence of HIV – a group of 12 artists gathered to discuss a new project for Visual Aids; a New York arts organisation that raises awareness of HIV. They were photographers, painters, film makers and costume designers, and they sat around in the shared gallery space in New York’s East Village.

After a short brainstorm they had come up with a simple idea that later became one of the most recognised symbols of the decade – the red ribbon, worn to signify awareness and support for people living with HIV.

WHY DID WE NEED A SYMBOL?

When the artists sat down to work on this project, their aim was to get people talking about HIV. This was during a time where HIV was highly stigmatised and people living with the virus were suffering behind closed doors, some too scared to even tell their loved ones. The artists wanted to create a visual expression of compassion for people living with, and affected by, HIV.

The artists were inspired by the yellow ribbons tied on trees to show support for the US military fighting in the Gulf War.

Red was chosen as it is bold and visible – symbolising passion, a heart and love. The shape was chosen simply because it was easy to make and replicate –.

HOW DID THE RED RIBBON BECOME SO WELL KNOWN?

In the early days, the artists made the ribbons themselves and distributed them around the New York art scene and dropped them off at theatres. Initially there was text that went with it, to explain why they were being worn, but eventually this was dropped as its symbolism no longer needed an explanation.

Within weeks of the red ribbon idea being born, world-famous actors starting wearing it to high-profile award ceremonies such as the Oscars and talking about why it was important. The media also took notice, and within a short space of time the red ribbon symbol became universally recognised.

At the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, held at London’s Wembley Stadium on Easter Sunday, 1992, more than 100,000 red ribbons were distributed among the audience, with performers such as George Michael wearing one. The red ribbon continues to be a powerful force in the efforts to increase public awareness of HIV.

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