Do you celebrate Christmas? How would you celebrate it? Besides Christmas trees, what other Christmas decorations do you know?

Watch this video to know more about the festive decorations and items you can find in the Christmas period.


Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Watch the video and then test your comprehension with the task below.






Hai , Adam  ,
I am sorry to tell you that i met some problem in access  this website -British Council. I do not know whether is my site problem or other reasons! Anyway i manage to see the video ( it took a long time to download !) It will be better if there are words shown as the speakers spoke! More clear and understanding.

Hello Rainbow!
Sorry to hear you had problems with watching our videos. Do you have the same problem on all our pages? Have a look at one of our Word on the Street videos and let me know if it is still slow.
As for using subtitles, it's better if you try to understand without reading first. If you have difficulties, remember you can look at the transcript or download it to help you.
Best Wishes
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

In our country, Panama, we celebrate the Christmas in family. Hardly anyone goes to parties  or other places prefer family parties.
Our Christmas Dinner includes turkey, chicken rice, a drink call "saril" and eggnog
I love Christmas days.

no video here. I can't see anything. maybe prohibited in china. what a pity! anyway, even reading the scripts, still learn more. plus, this is a good website.

A few weeks ago our videos stopped working for users in China. We are not sure of the exact reason, but we are trying to find a solution as quickly as possible.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Christmas is a religious holiday that is celebrating the birth of Jesus. In the past, we used to put a crèche in the house, a Christmas tree decorated with balls and garlands. We went to the midnight mass, we put the baby Jesus in the crib and then we made Eve from eating all night.
Good children received gifts at the Saint Nicolas, every December 6th.
Nowdays, the mass is earlier in the evening. There is a Christmas Eve in family, but often less later, with usually foie gras, turkey with chesnuts and Christmas cake.
The children receive gifts the day after Christmas, they are told that Santa Claus passed by the chimney with his sack for deposit their gifts in their slippers !

Hi dear AdamJK( The learn English Team),This is me Arash from Iran. First of all, i want to Thank you all  for this Interesting Program. and then I  want to ask you why i can not watch the videos ? each time that i click of Play button nothing happens.
Convey my hello to all :-)

Hi Arash,
I'm afraid that there is a problem accessing our videos in Iran. We're trying to find a solution to it - I was working on it today, in fact.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hello AdamJK
i really love this website.i want to become stewardess within two years and desire to improve my English i spend hours studying online , i love the way the  lessons are explained ...the matter with me is i speaking, i can write , read but i have not enough vocabulary to illustrate my speech.i have a lot of problems with the use of tenses when i speak.
but since i learn here , i feel i know more vocabulary and use them when i speak.
tank you to correct this comment please if there are mistakes.

Hello awa!
Thank you for the kind words – I'm glad you like the website! To keep improving your vocabulary and grammar, don't forget that reading will help both these things. Try some of our short stories or business magazine articles. If you want to practice the tenses, why not take a look at our English grammar pages

Also, remember that the most important thing when you're speaking is communicating. If you can't remember the right word, explaining what you mean in other ways is perfectly OK!
Good luck!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team