Look, listen, repeat [m], [e], [r] merry [k] Christmas [ŋ] sing, song [p] pudding [t], [ ׃ ׀ ] tree

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  • Look, listen, repeat[m], [e], [r] merry [k] Christmas[] sing, song[p] pudding[t], [ ] tree

  • 1)Read the text Truth and Untruth about Christmas

    2)Read the statement, write letter B if you believe in it and N if you dont

  • I believe that orI dont believe that

  • . ., . . -. .

  • Page 64.

    According to a Roman almanac, theChristian festival of Christmas was celebrated in Romein AD 336.

  • Page 63.

    This word was actually used in Greece in the early Christian church where X is the first letter of Christs name the Greek word for Christ is Xristos and this was used as a holy symbol.

  • Page 64.The use of evergreen trees, wreaths and garlands as a symbol of eternal life was an ancient custom of the Egyptians

  • Page 64.The modern Christmas tree originated in western Germany where Lutherans set up a paradise tree in their homes on December 24 According to different stories, Martin Luther, an important Christian leader, decorated the first Christmas tree on Christmas Eve around the year 1513.

  • Page 64.This custom was widespread among European Protestants by the 18th century, but it was not introduced into England until the early 19th century by the German Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria

  • Page 64.Each year Norway presents a big fir-tree to England and it is placed in Trafalgar Square, London. It is a gift of the Norwegian Royal family to the Britains people. They thank the British for their help in the liberation of Norway during the World War II.

  • Page 64. Santa Claus in his current form was invented by the marketing department of the Coca-Cola Corporation in the late 19th century

  • Page 64.

    You can see a card with a robin and holly, two key symbols.

  • Page 64.Many years ago postmen had bright red coats. They looked like robins. At Christmas they brought many Christmas cards. And people began to think about a robin as a Christmas bird. You can see it on almost every Christmas card.

  • Lets watch the video.

    Pay attention to the facts we havent discussed today.

  • Home assignment.

    Write an e-mail to Alex, say thanks for the video and tell about your family Christmas celebrations.

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