Christmas time means Christmas break. And even though this break is not so long as for example the summer one, it's hard for some students to face this difficult truth :)
that there will be no classes and absolutely no homework!
What to do then? You ask.
Nothing! I answer.
Anyway, once you feel that you really have too much time on your hands or you would like to incorporate some English into your Christmas celebrations, or you want to continue reading this post and get to know some of my ideas for this festive season ...
Well, I won't disappoint and here they are. You can also check the ones from last year HERE.
FOOD, glorious food
I well remember that a few years ago, when I wasn't a 100% online teacher and I had some students whom I would meet in person, before Christmas we were always baking cookies. The cookies are really easy, healthy and so much fun to do with other people. Here's the recipe. Enjoy and share!
1 cup oatmeal
a handful of nuts and dried fruits (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds or dried cranberries)
1 tablespoon coconut flakes
a pinch of cinnamon
1 tablespoon orange peel
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 large ripe banana
2 tablespoon honey
Mix all the ingredients ----- preheat oven to 200 degrees C ------ bake for 10-12 minutes (until they are slightly brown).
And if you are up to for something more sophisticated than the cookies please do check these ideas
MUSIC, glorious music
GIVING, glorious giving
I am sure you have your own ways of giving and sharing. I do not wish to tamper with that. But, if you find that you want to do yet another thing, I encourage you to prepare a 1kg package (not more-it's very important) which can include one of these:
CDM Upendo Children's Home
P.O. Box 734
NETFLIX, not so glorious netflix
Ok, this post is getting too long now.
Enjoy your time!
Merry Christmas to You ALL!
I am sure that for everybody who is actually celebrating Christmas, it is the time to meet with family and friends, go to church, sing carols and eat delicious things. On your to-do Christmas list, there is probably no space for English - and good - so it should be.
But, when it is all said and done and you are ready to cherish the spare time this holiday has to offer, you may want to try out one of the recommended things below.
Let’s start with music. I know that I do this time and time again but my number one December music set every year is Sting’s If on a Winter's Night album. I take enormous pleasure in listening to these songs and I can guarantee they will put you in a winter and Christmasy mood. Here is a link to the album on Spotify.
Next, I want to recommend two series. I am going to start with a shorter one. It has got only 3 episodes and it’s called Mrs Wilson. The series is based on a true story but the facts are one great mystery. I am not going to reveal more, apart from the fact that Ruth Wilson plays her own grandmother and she does it brilliantly. The series is now available on BBC; for other sources please search the net.
The second series would be for those of you who like crime stories, the 1920s and a bit of a romance. Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries is always fun for me to watch. The series is witty and playful, the acting is a bliss and the fashion of the 20s - yes- it's a must see. The series is available on Netflix.
There was a bit of music, a bit of something to watch so now it’s time for a book. I have one book in mind that I believe reading would be worth your while. It’s the latest Seth Godin’s creation- This is marketing. You can access this book, or the audiobook- to be more precise, on Audible. The app is a paid one but you can enjoy one free month, which I am sure is enough for you to listen to one book. And for those of you are not especially keen on the topic of marketing, I personally believe this is very unlikely- in my book everybody is interested in marketing :), anyways- should you be not - then Audible gives you the abundant choice of different genres and titles.
I am singing off now; Wishing you ALL a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🎄
Written by Agnieszka Kansy