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Joue au grand quiz de Noël
30th November 2018
French | Reading | Christmas
Check out this interactive quiz on Christmas traditions on the 1jour1actu website. It could be a nice starter for a December lesson, or a link to share for homework. Joyeux Noël!...
Anuncios de Navidad
1st December 2017
Listening | Spanish | Christmas
Apparently Spanish lottery adverts are as eagerly awaited as the John Lewis Christmas campaigns in the UK. Perhaps this is not surprising as this year's full-length 'anuncio de la lotería' was directed by one of Spain's most famous film directors, Alejandro...
¿Qué es? - Pesadilla antes de navidad
10th December 2015
Spanish | Listening | Song
This Spanish version of a song from The nightmare before Christmas might be a winner in the last week of term. You can copy and paste the lyrics here to create your own gap fill listening task or simply ask students to count the number of times they...
Wohin schicke ich meinen Wunschzettel?
18th December 2014
German | Christmas | Reading | Listening | Writing
The German Post Office, Deutschepost, offers a Christmas Post service so that children can send their wishlist to Santa and get a personal reply. This could be a great stimulus for some festive writing, adaptable for any Key Stage, with the potential...