General Listening Quiz
“Christmas is Coming!”
|easy||Christmas gifts||man – two children||01:11|
“nose around” = look for something private or hidden
“The kids sometimes nose around the house for Christmas gifts.”
“umpteen (also, umpteenth)” = a great number of
“I have umpteen presents to buy before Christmas Eve.“
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Do the vocabulary activities using the words from the conversation for more practice:
Is Christmas celebrated in your country? If so, in what ways? What other religious and secular traditions and holidays are held during this same season? Interview other international students or friends and research how the year-end holidays are celebrated around the world, including popular gifts that people exchange at this time of year.
Use the Internet and find at least two Web sites where they can find these gifts. Compare the prices of the same or similar item for each site. What are the shipping fees for sending the items to your location? What about the time for delivery?
- a silk necktie
- a popular board game
- a smartphone of our choosing
- a laptop computer
- some holiday flowers