Session 1

We meet a British man who really loves Christmas… so much that he celebrates it every day! This unit looks at the differences between must and have to.

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Activity 1

Meet 'Mr Christmas'

Christmas starts early for Mr Christmas

In this unit, we're going to learn how to use must and have to. And we start, in this session, by finding out about... Christmas!

Take a look at this list of some of the things British people do at Christmas:

  • Watch the Queen's speech on TV
  • Decorate a Christmas tree
  • Eat turkey
  • Eat mince pies
  • Wrap presents
  • Write Christmas cards

Our producer, Finn, went to meet a man who really, really loves Christmas. Andy Park loves Christmas so much that he celebrates it every day!

Which of the things from our Christmas list does Andy Park do - every day! Watch the video to check if you are right.

Watch the video and complete the activity

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Mr Christmas
Merry Christmas! My name's Andy Park, better known as 'Mr Christmas', because I celebrate Christmas every single day! Ha ha!

I write myself a Christmas card every single day.

I like to wrap myself a present every day. I put it under the tree and I open it next morning.

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the Queen's Speech. So I watch the Queen's Speech every single day at 3 o'clock.

I eat Christmas dinner every single day - I love it.

That's turkey, sprouts, (I love my Brussels sprouts), roast potatoes (do you know what, it's rather nice anyway), broccoli, carrots (it's all lush), thick gravy, stuffing balls - I love my Christmas dinner.

After my Christmas dinner, I just sit down, relax, probably have a mince pie, a glass of sherry and pull a cracker, or a party popper - you never know.

I celebrate Christmas every single day, and I'll tell you what, I never get sick and tired of it.

To do

So that's 'Mr Christmas'. Did you guess correctly? Do the activity to check your guesses, and practise some of this unit's vocabulary.

What does Mr Christmas do?

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Next

Celebrating Christmas every day sounds like fun. But is eating all that food every day good for your health? Find out what Andy's doctor said in the next video.

Session Vocabulary

  • turkey
    a large bird like a chicken, kept for its meat

    gravy
    a thick meat sauce served with meat and vegetables

    broccoli
    a vegetable with a green stem and a green or purple head

    stuffing balls
    balls of stuffing: food that is cut into small pieces and put inside meat or vegetables

    every single day
    a stronger way of saying 'every day'