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Welcome to my Game Corner. Here I introduce a game for you to use in your classes to help make English come alive.

November 28, 2013

Christmas Talk (Box of Questions)

Christmas Box

Most teachers are eager to bring Christmas into the English classroom and are always looking for creative ways to do it. Now we have the perfect game to promote questions and conversation around Christmas, the most enjoyable Western holiday of all.

Christmas Talk is a new, interactive game filled with 82 easy-to-understand and fun-to-answer questions about Christmas wishes, memories, traditions and customs. The beautiful, red and green cards are thick, sturdy and embellished with glossy candy cane on the back.

Christmas Talk questions include:

  • Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
  • What is your favorite thing to do on Christmas Eve?
  • What is the best Christmas present you have ever received?
  • What are your favorite Christmas traditions?
  • Can you say “Merry Christmas” in another language?
  • Have you ever written a letter to Santa?
  • What is your Christmas wish?
  • Do you decorate your tree around a theme or color?
  • As a child, what was your most memorable present?
  • Do you get more pleasure out of giving gifts or receiving them?

I would suggest playing Christmas music in the background to set the mood. Each student should receive about 10 cards and ask a person in the group one of the questions. The person called upon should answer and then ask another person a question. Additional comments and questions from members in the group are welcome. Laughter and interaction are generated from the questions, answers and comments from all members of the group.

Christmas Talk is a great way to help students talk spontaneously in a natural, casual and friendly fashion by generating warmth and good will around the holidays.

Recommended level: Junior High to Adults

Order Christmas Talk (Box of Questions) from Little America.

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