Two videos to celebrate Christmas

Posted by Alvaro

We’d like to wish everybody a wonderful Christmas and good luck with the last classes of this 2013. We think Christmas is a great topic for the foreign language class, and that’s why we have two different icebreakers about this topic:

  • ¡Feliz Navidad! covers the most important topics of Christmas in Spain: from the Christmas lottery (22 December) to the Three Wise Men (6 January), including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, “El Día de los Inocentes” (the Spanish version of Fool’s Day), New Year’s Eve and Day, and Christmas songs and food. It’s appropriate for both beginners and intermediate students, and you can preview its video in the icebreaker section. The ¡Feliz Navidad! package also includes 8 audio files and a 21-page PDF booklet that you can also preview here:

  • Navidad y Deporte is a 9-minute video about Christmas day, and also about one of the most original events that happen in Spain on 25 December: “La Carrera del Pavo”. This race has been celebrated in the town of Segovia for more than 60 years, and it has become very famous in the whole country.
    The activities that accompany the video are divided in two parts: ¿Qué haces el día de Navidad? and La Carrera del Pavo. The video contains several interviews that might be difficult to understand for beginner and even intermediate students. For that reason, we have designed many activities where the key vocabulary is presented in context, so students are able to understand the video and get the most out of it. You can preview these exercises in the following document, which also contains the transcripts and answer key included in the Navidad and Deporte package:

Once again… ¡Felices fiestas a todos!

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