I hope you are having the best day! Christmas Day is a wonderful time to be with the people you love and to celebrate togetherness.
Many people in America celebrate by having a big dinner together on Christmas Eve, then on Christmas morning, after Santa Claus has delivered all the presents, children open their gifts.
There are so many ways to celebrate and everyone has their own traditions. Do you celebrate Christmas? What are your holiday traditions?
Do you know St. Nicholas?
At this time of the year you might be hearing a lot of Christmas songs in English that are a bit difficult to understand. This is because many of these songs are very old and they include vocabulary or expressions that are not used today.
One song that I really like is called "Jolly old St. Nicholas" and although this name might not be familiar to you it is just another name for Santa Claus. Take a look at the lyrics below:
Jolly old St. Nicholas
Lean your ear this way
Don't you tell a single soul
What I'm going to say
Christmas Eve is coming soon
Now, you dear old man
Whisper what you'll bring to me
Tell me if you can
When the clock is striking twelve
When I'm fast asleep
Down the chimney broad and black
With your pack you'll creep
All the stockings you will find
Hanging in a row
Mine will be the shortest one
You'll be sure to know
Johnny wants a pair of skates
Suzie wants a dolly
Nellie wants a story book
She thinks dolls are folly
As for me, my little brain
Isn't very bright
Choose for me, old Santa Claus
What you think is right
Join us to learn more about Christmas and Christmas traditions in our Winter Seminars!
Dreaming of a white Christmas
It's so cold! But no snow yet. Do you like snow? Even though it's cold I love snow. I like to go skiing, have snowball fights, and build snowmen. I love how beautiful the city looks when it's covered in snow. Are you hoping for a white Christmas? What do you like to do in the snow?
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Hello everyone! Fukuyama Amity would like to invite all the kids out there to come and join our Winter Seminars.
One interesting activity is writing your wishes to Santa. We know you have been a good kid this year and you can make your wish come true!
We are happy to meet you soon!
It's December 13th! That means Christmas is in 12 days. If you are not familiar there is a popular song called the 12 days of Christmas! Please see the lyrics to the song below.
On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
What is your favorite Christmas song or poem! Can you recite it in English? Come to the Winter Christmas Seminar at Amity and let's learn and practice together!
What do you want for Christmas?
It's almost Christmas time everyone!
Santa Claus is on his way and if you have been a good good boy or girl and studied hard, he has a gist for you on Christmas day.
I would love a pet! I love cats and dogs, but I can't have them at home. So i would like Santa to bring me a hedgehog, or a hamster, or a lizard. They're very cute and small.
What are you going to ask Santa for Christmas?
How a bout some English classes here at Amity! Tell mom to call us at 084 926 3210
Favorite Christmas Storybook
What's your favorite Christmas Storybook?
We can read your favorite storybook together and share the fun of reading in English.
We will be delighted to have you!
What's your favorite thing about winter?
A lot of people don't like winter, because of the cold weather. However, I love cold weather and the holiday season. There is so much to do during winter. You can wear all your stylish coats and sweaters, drink really hot drinks and eat really hot food, you can see beautiful Christmas decorations and lights, and depending where you live you can play in the snow. My favorite thing about winter is that the holidays bring friends and family together. What's your favorite thing about winter and Christmas? Does your family do anything special?
Teacher Adam Yaacob
084 926 3210
Get the Best of Both Worlds!
Here is another commonly used English expression; "the best of both worlds". In this case the general meaning is, the idea situation especially pertaining to two different factors. For example, when you take classes at Amity you gain the skill of communicating in English in addition to your native language. The outcome being you have the ideal opportunity to live and communicate in Japanese and to communicate with people from all over the world in English.
Get the best of both worlds with Amity!
Amity Fukuyama: 084-9263210