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Christmas Crossword

Christmas Crossword

Students work in pairs to complete a jigsaw crossword puzzle. A speaking activity using Christmas vocabulary.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Christmas

Time:  20 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of Handout A and Handout B for every two students.

Procedure

1

Ask the students to get a partner.

2

Give each pair of students Handout A and Handout B. Ask the students to keep their paper a secret and to not show their partner.

3

Explain that Handout A has the clues and answers for the words that are going across, and Handout B has the clues and answers for the words that are going down.

4

The students’ task is to explain one word at a time to their partner without saying the word. Their partner must guess the correct word.


For example: #2 Down, The Colors of Christmas

Yuki: Number two down is the colors of Christmas.

Jim: Is it red and white?

Yuki: No, but red is one color. The other color is the same as a Christmas tree.

Jim: Oh, it’s red and green?

Yuki: Yes, that’s right.

Jim: OK, next is number one down…

5

Students take it in turns to explain the words to each other until both students have finished the crossword.

6

After the students have finished, they can exchange papers to check their answers.

Printable Worksheets

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Handout A
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Handout B
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