Make a Xmas story Simple Past practice

Teacher’s instructions

Cut up one pack of cards per group of two to four students or one blown up pack for the whole class. Students take turns continuing a story starting “Last Xmas, John…”. They should use several words in one sentence if they can. They get to keep whatever words they have used, and the winner is the person with most cards at the end of the game.  

You can then do something similar with a Xmas video such as Pingu’s First Xmas. Students watch a short Xmas video or extracts from a longer one and make statements about what happens. They must use a different verb each time. The person with most points at the end of the video wins.

cry

change

want

 

 

cook

 

eat

drink

 

 

Xmas cake

 

turkey

Xmas carol

 

damage/ destroy

help

sing

 

wait

 

laugh

 

smile

 

dream

 

kiss

open

 

close/ shut

 

lock

 

look

 

follow

 

frighten

tickle

 

slip

 

pull

fall

 

ride

 

sledge/ sleigh

break

 

wake

say

write

 

 

fight

think

 

fly

lose

find

 

holly

hurt

 

use

wrapping paper

climb

 

enter

Xmas tree

 

present

 

Santa/ Father Xmas

reindeer

sack

 

decoration/ ornament

star

light

 

candle

drop

burn

 

gingerbread (man)

elf

fire/ fireplace

 

sock/ stocking

snow/ snowflake

card

 

bell

wreath

snowman

 

 

 

 PDF version for easy printing: Xmas storytelling game

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