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[ Quiz Script | Explanation of Answers ]
What is the meaning of Christmas to those that celebrate this day? Use the Internet to answer these questions, or discuss them with other students. What do you think is the meaning of the title, "The Christmas Gift," in this story? What ideas come to your mind when you think of Christmas gifts?
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Listen to the story by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.
|II. Listening Exercises [Top]|
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Listen to the coversation again as you read the Quiz Script.
Review the Explanation of Answers.
|III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
- What was the Christmas "gift" Ray gave to others?
- What did the narrator mean when he said that Ray believed that "the best Christmas gifts came not from the gift received, but from those given, and that those acts of charity should remain anonymous"?
- Discuss the teachings of other religions or moral lessons when it comes to charity and kindness towards others.
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