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 ______________________
1659 to 1681____________________
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.
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