Christmas vocabulary yes/ no questions games Updated 19 Dec 2017
Christmas vocabulary 20 questions guessing game
Choose one of the words below and answer Yes/ No questions until your partner guesses what you are thinking of.
“Is it a food/ person/ drink/ decoration/…?”
“Is it popular/ common in this country/ in the US/ in the UK/ in…?”
“Is it (usually) big/ small/ long/ short/ expensive/ delicious/ sweet/ heavy/ traditional/ religious/ red/…?”
“Have you ever… this?”
“Have you… this this year?”
“Is it made from/ by/ with…?”
“Do you usually see this/ eat this/ buy this/… this at Xmas?”
“Can you… this?”
“Did you buy it/ receive it/ see it/ eat it/… it last Xmas?”
“Will you/ Do you want to… it at Christmas?”
“Do you/ most people/… like this?”
“Did you… last year/ when you were younger/ when you were a child/…?”
Suggested answers/ hints
“Sort of.”/ “Kind of.”/ “You could say that.”
“(You could say that but) not really.”
“(Sorry) I’m not sure.”
“It could be that (from what I’ve said) but I’m thinking of something else.”
Ask about any words below which you can’t understand or couldn’t explain.
Christmas vocabulary personalised speaking games
Christmas vocabulary make me say yes
Ask a Yes No question about Christmas using one of the words below. You get one point if your partner says “Yes, I am/ do/ did/ have/ will/ might/ can” but no points if they say “No” or “I don’t know”.
Do the same, but with one point only for “No” answers, then one point only for “I don’t know” answers.
Christmas vocabulary you must say yes
Respond with “Yes” to all the questions your partner asks you about your Xmas likes, experiences, etc, even if your real answer is yes. After asking you for more details, your partner will guess if your “Yes” answer was true or not.
Xmas vocabulary to talk about
advent calendar angel
artificial snow/ fake snow/ spray snow bauble
brandy sauce bread sauce
Brussel sprout candle
candy cane chestnut
chocolate coin Christmas cake
Christmas cake decoration Christmas card
Christmas carol Christmas cracker
Christmas light/ fairy light Christmas log
Christmas pudding Christmas stocking
Christmas tree cranberry sauce
(dried) date eggnog
mandarin (orange)/ tangerine
First of all without looking above, brainstorm suitable vocabulary into the categories below.
Xmas and New Year food and drink
Xmas and New Year decorations
People and animals related to Xmas and New Year
Traditional Xmas and New Year things specific to this country
How would you describe things above that people might not know, e.g. things in the last section above?
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