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(Updated on 22/11/2016)

 



 

 

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  • The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video
    "This traditional American holiday story tells of a young couple trying to make their way in life.
    They struggle to find gifts for each other at Christmas time. What can they find to show their love for each other?
    Like other O. Henry stories, this one has a surprise ending."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Tracking Santa with Technology - Text + Audio + Video - 25 December 2015
    "Technology can bring magic to the Christmas season and some fun too!
    Internet users can find out if they are naughty or nice, follow Santa's journey, and play fun Christmas games."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • The History of Christmas in America - Text + Audio
    "In the first half of the 19th century, Christmas was a very different kind of holiday than it is today.
    People did not have a set way of celebrating. Christmas was not even an official holiday yet."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas - Text + Audio
    "Music fills the air. Colorful lights shine brightly in windows. Children and adults open gifts from loved ones and friends. These are all Christmas traditions.
    Another tradition is snow. In many places, a blanket of clean white snow covers the ground on Christmas Day, making it a "White Christmas."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • A Los Angeles Christmas - Text + Audio
    "The end of December is a time when many Americans are thinking about snow and cold weather.
    Yet the city of Los Angeles, California is almost always warm and sunny, even during the winter holiday season.
    Many people like all the holiday decorations and lights seen in and around Los Angeles."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • The letter to Santa - "Listen to this joke and do the activities to be able to tell it."
    (soundguideweb.com)

 

  • AUDIO-LINGUA :

    ** Jenny : Christmas foods ** - Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 - par  Jenny (an English woman living in France) - 12 décembre 2013
    Jenny tells us what foods she used to eat when she was a little girl for Christmas.
     http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3724

    ** Jenny : Christmas songs ** - Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 - par  Jenny (an English woman living in France) - 12 décembre 2013
    Jenny talks about the Christmas spirit in Great Britain : songs, carols, shopping, lights, etc.
    http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3726

    ** Jenny : Christmas presents ** - Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 - par  Jenny (an English woman living in France) - 12 décembre 2013
    Jenny remembers how she used to feel on Christmas Day when she was little.
    http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3725

    ** Travis : what happened to Christmas ? ** - Langue : Anglais, niveau : B2 - par  Travis (Connecticut, USA) - 8 décembre 2013
    According to Travis, Christmas has become a shameful business.
    >  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3723

     ** Jenny : the tradition of Christmas crackers  ** - Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 - par  Jenny (an English woman living in France)
    - 8 décembre 2013
    There is no Christmas dinner without crackers in Great Britain.
    http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3721

    ** Jenny : the history of Christmas crackers ** - Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 - par  Jenny (an English woman living in France)
    - 8 décembre 2013
    Jenny tells us how the Christmas crackers became the tradition it is today in lots of countries in the Commonwealth.
     http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3722


  • Words and Their Stories: Santa Claus - AUDIO + SCRIPT
    "The story of the man in the red suit who brings gifts to children at Christmas."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • AUDIO-LINGUA : Christmas in New-Zealand :

    ** Sarah : Christmas dinner in New Zealand **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 13 décembre 2012
    For dinner, you usually have a barbecue (steack, sausages, kebabs).
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2789

    ** Sarah : Christmas lunch in New Zealand **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 13 décembre 2012
    In New Zealand, people eat on the beach, outside. It is a light meal because it is warm.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2788


    ** Sarah : Christmas breakfast in New Zealand **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 13 décembre 2012
    On Christmas day, they have a special breakfast : Kiwi fry up.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2787


    ** Sarah : Christmas tree and decoration in New Zealand **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 13 décembre 2012
    Sarah explains that they have pine trees with traditional decorations in New Zealand too, even if it's summer.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2786


    ** Sarah : Christmas in New Zealand, a family tradition **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 13 décembre 2012
    In New Zealand, you spend Christmas with your family. You go to a beach house and you stay until New Year's Eve.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2785


    ** Sarah : Christmas in New Zealand in beach houses **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 13 décembre 2012
    New Zealander people go to the beach for Christmas and spend their vacations in beach houses.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2783

 

  • ** Sarah : Weather in New Zealand for Christmas **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 7 décembre 2012
    In New Zealand, Christmas is celebrated on December 25th, but it's summer and it's hot !
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2782

    ** Sam : my Christmas list **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Sam (Southampton, England) - 7 décembre 2012
    Sam tells us what presents she is going to ask Father Christmas.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2781


    ** Sam : my best Christmas present ever **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Sam (Southampton, England) - 7 décembre 2012
    Sam remembers one of the best Christmas present she ever received and why it was such a nice present.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2780


    ** Sam : Christmas in England **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Sam (Southampton, England) - 7 décembre 2012
    Sam explains the main Christmas traditions in England, before Christmas day (advent calendars, christmas services),
    on Christmas day (food, crackers, stockings, late night shopping).
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2779


    ** Kate : Christmas decorations in the UK **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Kate (Manchester, UK) - 7 décembre 2012
    Kate explains how British people celebrate Christmas : decorations outside and inside the house.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2778

  • Christmas in England
    Une fiche de travail sur un enregistrement de Audio Lingua,
    envoyée par Elisabeth Pellegrino
    (Ac. Dijon)

  • Fichiers audios sur le thème de Noël - une compilation - Différents niveaux
    "Audio Lingua propose des enregistrements authentiques autour de la fête de Noël.
    Pour les trouver, choisissez votre langue, puis tapez « Christmas » dans le moteur de recherche."

    (anglais.ac-versailles.fr)

  • Christmas vocabulary (learningchocolate.com)

 

  • Fichiers audios sur le thème de Noël avec Audio Lingua - Niveaux A2 / B1 / B2
    (Elisa Gy - Ac. Versailles)

  • English Village
    Steven talks about the village he is from in England.
    "The last time I went back was Christmas... I saw old friends and family and did the usual Christmas things..."
    - with a Comprehension Quiz
    (elllo.org)

  • Words and Their Stories: Santa Claus
    The story of the man in the red suit who brings gifts to children at Christmas. Transcript of radio broadcast: 19 December 2009
    "Santa Claus is someone who will remain in the hearts of children forever...
    Santa Claus also has some other names: Saint Nicholas, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, Pelznickel."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Council axes real Christmas tree
    "A council has axed its traditional town centre fir Christmas tree and put up a £14,000 fake one instead...
    Shoppers told the BBC that the 33ft (10m) tree looked more like a "huge traffic cone" or "a witch's hat"."

    "Shoppers in Poole (in Dorset) give their views of the new Christmas tree."
    (BBC)



    30 éléments de description des habitants
    (sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

  • Advent
    "Find out about Advent, Christmas shopping and other things people in Britain do before and during the festive season."

    + Vocabulary explained
    (BBC Learning)

 

 

  • The Snowman - an animated story read to you (British Council)

 

  • CLAUS.COM - a fun site! Explore the village!




  • Christmas is coming! - a conversation (intermediate) with:
    I. Pre-Listening Exercises
    II. Listening Exercises
    III. Post-Listening Exercises
    Topic : Christmas gifts
    Speakers : a man and 2 children

    (esl-lab.com)
  • The Christmas Gift - a narration (difficult) with:
    I. Pre-Listening Exercises
    II. Listening Exercises
    III. Post-Listening Exercises

    (esl-lab.com)

 

 

 

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