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Christmas Video Facts

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This is a great simple activity to practice their reading and writing skills while talking about some unusual facts about Christmas.

 Activity Time:  15 mins

Level: Teens and Adults Intermediate +

First put your class in pairs. Tell them to write the following information on a piece of paper or on their notebooks. Make sure they leave space so they can write information next to these numbers and words.
 
46 Dollars ______________________
Indiana ________________________
Two Weeks______________________
Washington Irving_________________
1659 to 1681____________________
1939 __________________________
3000__________________________
 
Tell them they are going to watch a video. One person will watch the video and tell their partner about the relevance of the information they have previously written.
Play the video twice and then check their answers.
 
Solutions:
46 Dollars: The amount of money the average American wills spend on their pets
Indiana: There is a town in Indiana called Santa Claus
Two Weeks: Is the most popular time for couples to break up
Washington Irvin: created the image of the sleigh
1659 to 1681: During this time it was a crime to celebrate Christmas
1939: The year the image of Rudoplh was created
3000: Santa would need to tracel 3000 the speed of sound to deliver the christmas presents in one night
 

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