Do your students celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year? You can use these conversation questions as a simple way to get your students talking about their own holiday traditions and share a bit about the holiday season culture in America.
Conversation Questions: The Holiday Season
- What’s your favorite holiday song?
- What’s your favorite holiday movie?
- Do you celebrate holidays in November, December or January? Which ones
- Do you decorate your house for the holidays? What decorations do you have
- How do people in the U.S. celebrate Thanksgiving? Did you ever celebrate it
- What do you know about Black Friday? Does Black Friday exist in your country? Do you like to go shopping then?
- Do you have a Christmas tree? What does your tree look like?
- Do people in your neighborhood have elaborate holiday decorations on their houses?
- Do people in your country spend a lot of money on Christmas presents?
- Do children in your country believe in Santa Claus? When you were a child, did you believe in Santa Claus?
- What are some symbols of Christmas?
- Do you like shopping during the holiday season? Why or why not?
- What types of food do you usually eat on Christmas?
- What types of food do you usually eat on New Year?
- What smells remind you of Christmas?
- What do people in your hometown usually do at midnight on New Year’s Eve
- What other New Year traditions exist in your country? (Do you wear a certain type of clothing, eat a certain food, clean your house, give gifts, etc.?)
- Would you rather celebrate New Year in a public space, a big party, or a small gathering with friends and family?
- Why do a lot of people feel stressed around the holidays?
The Holiday Season: Conversation Questions: Click here to print out the questions above in an easy-to-use worksheet format.
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