Christmas is just around the corner, exams have finished but classes still go on… Make the most of the class time left with a Christmas activity or two…
I adapted the following activity from a blog post I read a couple of years ago on elt sparks. The activity is based on a Christmas ad for H&M by the director Wes Anderson. My students were really struggling with the past tenses (past simple, past continuous and past perfect) and needed more practice. I decided to use a narrative (the advert) to facilitate understanding and provide further practice.
The advert tells the story of some passengers who are stuck on a train after bad weather and mechanical difficulties cause the train to be delayed. This delay means they will miss Christmas with their families. The conductor and his assistant decide to organise a Christmas brunch in the cafeteria for all their passengers to make them feel better and they have an ingenious idea to execute their plan… Continue reading