15 Entertaining and Merry Christmas Vocabulary and Speaking Exercises

Christmas is a good topic as it touches on so many aspects of society and culture. It’s also pretty good fun.

Updated 14th December 2023

 1 What’s Santa saying ?

In this Christmas vocabulary exercise students complete the speech bubbles with their own ideas about what Santa is saying.

Speaking skills and language exercise for Santa Claus

What’s Santa saying ? (PDF)

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2 Christmas conversational practice

Christmas conversational practice questions for one on one teaching or pair work.

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3 Christmas pronunciation exercises

Short pronunciation exercises are fun!

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4 Critical thinking activities for Christmas

Ranking and discussion questions comparing Christmas traditions.

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 5 Christmas word sorting

In this Christmas vocabulary exercise students sort the Christmas related words into suitable categories.

Christmas word sorting exercise

Christmas word sorting ? (PDF)

6 Write a conversation: what are you doing at the end of the year?

Students can watch the video or listen to the audio and complete the gap fill conversation. Then they have to use at least 6 of the most common words or phrases to make their own conversation.

Write a conversation-explaining culture

What are you doing at the end of the year? (PDF)

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What are you doing at the end of the year?

7 Good Christmas role play/speaking activity 

This is a fun Christmas role play activity. Students can listen to the audio or watch the video and match the vocabulary to the pictures. Then they can answer the questions or create their own “Good Christmas” role play.

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8 Bad Christmas role play/speaking activity

This is a complementary exercise to the Christmas role play activity above. But this time the idea is to a “Bad Christmas” role play.

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 9 The Story of Christmas (or The Story of Jesus) (with answers)

Using pictures is a great way to present and illustrate the story of Christmas. And by getting students  to match the pictures to the vocabulary, they will become more deeply engaged with the story.

Sory of Jesus vocabulary exercise

The Story of Christmas (PDF)

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The Story of Jesus

 10 Brainstorming Christmas

 (Return to Christmas lessons home)

Just a fun brainstorming exercise covering different aspects of Christmas.

Brainstorming Christmas worksheet

Brainstorming Christmas (PDF)

 11 Elements of Christmas vocabulary (with answers)

In this Christmas vocabulary exercise students match the Christmas related words and phrases to the pictures. The vocabulary can serve as an icebreaker or introduction into the religious, cultural and moral aspects of Christmas.

Christmas vocabulary exercise with pictures

Elements of Christmas (PDF)

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 12  Christmas discussion questions

This is a Christmas discussion questions and speaking activity worksheet for English language learners.

Christmas discussion questions

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 13 Christmas vocabulary dictation exercise

This is an activity for introducing or exploring Christmas related vocabulary with English language learners. It can used for dictating new language or it can be used as a game by  giving students or teams points for finding the words that match the pictures.

Christmas vocabulary and picture matching dictation or game

Christmas vocabulary (PDF)

 14 Christmas vocabulary and speaking  exercise

This is an elementary activity to get students talking about Christmas.

Christmas speaking activity and questionnaire

Christmas vocabulary and speaking (PDF)

 15 Elements of Santa’s Life

In this totally fun exercise students match the words and phrases to the appropriate pictures for  a humorous look at Santa’s life.

Vocabulary activity and pictures for Santa Claus an Christmas

Elements of Santa’s life (PDF)

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