A. Christmas glossary


    • CREATIVITY: imagine an attractive and illustrated Christmas glossary
    • CURRICULUM: English vocabulary about Christmas & seasons greetings
    • Methodologies: imagine the different categories and words; find the right illustrations on Genially.
    • COLLABORATION: European teams
    • DIGITAL TOOL: Genially
    • RESULT: a glossary with various categories and games in the Christmas handbook.


    1. Discuss the possible glossary categories in the "discussion" at the bottom of the page.
    2. Negociate who is going to write for each category and suggest your partners your list of words in this discussion.
    3. Collaborate to complete your lists
    4. Share the word lists and links to the games in the TwinBoard below.
    5. Imagine word games for example on:




  • Share your categories and word lists + share the links to your words. ( name + team + country)


    Christmas wreath : la couronne de noel,
    Christmas tree: sapin
    Baubles : les boules,
    tinsels: les guirlandes,
    Fairy lights: guirlande lumineuse,
    Christmas figurines: des figurines de Noël,
    candles: les bougies, l
    holly: le houx,
    reindeer: renne,
    mistletoe: gui,
    Santa Claus: Père Noël,
    snowman: bonhome de neige,
    snowflakes: neige,
    gingerbreadman: bonhomme de pain d épice,
    bell: cloche,
    Christmas stockings: chaussettes de Noël,
    the manger: la crèche,
    wise men: rois mages,
    The star: l´étoile,
    The presents


    Starters : Les entrées.
    fois gras
    seafood: les fruits de mers,
    shrimp : crevette,
    lobster: homard,
    salmon : salmon,
    oysters : huitres,
    mussels: moules,
    scallop shell: coquilles St Jacques,
    ham: jambon,

    Main course: Plat principal,
    turkey: dinde,
    lamb: agneau,
    duck breast: magret de canard,
    chestnuts: marrons,
    patatoes: patates,
    snails: escargots
    The desserts: Les desserts
    Christmas log: bûche de Noël,
    galette des rois ,
    Christmas biscuits: biscuit de Noël ,
    Gingerbread: pain d'epices,
    barley sugar: sucre d'orge,
    chocolate: chocolat
    cheese: fromage ,  
    dried fruit: fruits secs,
    nuts: noix,
    nougat: nougat,
    orange: orange,
    datte: datte,                                       
    Drinks : Boissons
    champagne: champagne
    white wine: vin blanc,
    red wine:

    Fabia, Germany

    Special christmas events:
    christmas fair: Weihnachtsmarkt
    christmas concert: Weihnachtskonzert
    to open a door of the advent calendar: Ein Adventskalendertürchen öffnen
    baking cookies: Plätzchenbacken
    christmas mass: Christmette
    meeting the whole family: die ganze Familie treffen
    singing christmas songs: Weihnachtslieder singen
    nativity play: Krippenspiel
    Gift wrapping: Geschenke einpacken
    Opening gifts: Geschenke auspacken

    Aggelos Sekas, Greece

    Christmas tree : χριστουγεννιάτικο δένδρο
    decorate the christmas tree : στολίζω το χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο
    ornament :στολίδι
    the baubles of christmas : οι μπάλες των χριστουγέννων
    socks of christmas : κάλτσες των χριστουγέννων
    light string : χριστουγεννιάτικα φωτάκια
    the wooly of Christmas : ο σκούφος του Αη Βασίλη
    reindeer : ελάφι
    mistletoe: γκι
    holly : λιόπρινο
    Santa Claus : Άγιος Βασίλης
    bells : κουδούνι
    snowman : χιονάνθρωπος
    the wise men : οι τρεις Μάγοι
    snowflakes: χιονονιφάδες
    candle : κέρι
    guirlande : γιρλάντα

    Stella, Greece

    Dessert : Επιδόρπιο
    Christmas log : Χριστουγεννιάτικος κορμός
    chestnut : κάστανο
    chocolate : σοκολάτα
    dried fruit : αποξηραμένα φρούτα
    Santa Claus cake ( vasilopita ) ;Βασιλόπιτα

    Drinks : ποτά
    champagne: σαμπάνια
    white wine: λευκό κρασί
    red wine : κόκκινο κρασί

    Starters : ορεκτικά
    cheese : τυρί
    seafood : θαλασσινά

    Μain dish : κυρίως πιάτο
    roast turkey : ψητή γαλοπούλα
    pork : χοιρινό

    Christiane - Germany

    In our online class we worked together on the glossary for the Genially. We did not want to mess up the work of the other teams, so we put the translations into a word doc. Fabia has already posted some of the activities that are important in Germany like the Christmas fair or the Advent calendar.