B1 · B2 · culture

How much do you know about British Christmas?

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Picture from Wikipedia

I say British because Christmas is celebrated almost all over the world and obviously, everybody has their way of doing this. If you’re from a country but you live in another one (like me), you will most probably blend both traditions which means that on Christmas Day you might eat a typical Majorcan soup for starters and have turkey as main dish, just to set an example. It might also mean that you have to behave extra-well if you want both, Santa and the Three Kings to call round, but it will also sound a bit awkward for relatives back in England when you tell them that you are still feasting and celebrating when they have already got back to their daily routine at the workplace and have probably been on a diet for the last fortnight (getting rid of those extra Christmas calories). Anyway, whatever you do and whatever your beliefs are, I think Christmas is a lovely moment to enjoy time with your loved ones and to reach out to those you haven’t seen for some time just to remind them how much you love and care for them. That for me is what really matters at Christmas, don’t you agree?

Here you have a Christmas quiz on some cultural aspects from British Christmas. I hope you enjoy it.

Ho, ho, ho!!!!

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B1 · Listening

The 10 Strangest hobbies in the world

Only a little more than a month to go before we start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions! Some will be thinking about losing weight or maybe, quitting a bad habit.  Meanwhile, others may think that their life needs a new challenge or something exciting to spice it up. I wonder if any of you would consider taking up one of these unusual hobbies? Mind you, some of them seem a bit boring, while others can even appear pretty disgusting.

The video is from ToptenzNet on  youtube.

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B2 Grammar · Grammar activity

B2 Multiple choice activity for entertainment.

I know. We covered this topic before Christmas holidays but there are so many good reasons for doing an activity on this topic again. Maybe, you need to revise some phrasal verbs, or notice the different uses for words such as ‘public’ ‘spectators’ ‘audience’. Maybe you’ve forgotten some of those ‘so +adjective’ and ‘such a +adjective’…I don’t know. Here’s sort of mixture with many of the things that you can come across when doing a multiple choice cloze activity. Good luck!

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