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Christmas songs

Gap fills

Before doing these exercises in class, do a web search for "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer mp3 free" and download the version of the song in the worksheet.

First do the vocabulary work, then students listen to the songs and fill in the gaps. When finished, everyone sings the song!

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer - level 1    pre-intermediate & elementary

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer - level 2    intermediate

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer - level 3    upper-intermediate & advanced


Slade - Merry Christmas everybody! - level 1

Slade - Merry Christmas everybody! - level 2

Slade - Merry Christmas everybody! - level 3


Singing - The twelve days of Christmas

This song involves some complicated vocabulary so it is recommended for higher intermediate levels and above.

This song has always been a popular song for families to sing together during long journeys by car at Christmas time.

Print out copies of the picture and matching exercise on one side and with the crossword on the other. The remaining pages have the answers and the words to the song.

Students do the matching exs in pairs or groups. Revise ordinal numbers 1-12.

Deal with any vocabulary and pronunciation problems.

Students or teacher write the first verse in full on the board - then the alternatives. Everyone sings the song (versions of this song both instrumental only and with the words can be downloaded in mp3 from using the same process as above if you prefer).

The crossword can be done in class or set for homework.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

There's also a Christmas DVD activity on this site!

Merry Christmas Mr Bean