Christmas- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Text Re-ordering

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Topic: Religion
Grammar Topic: Functions & Text
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 13th Dec 2010

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas text reordering

Apart from the first line in each one, the lines of each verse are mixed up. Try  
to guess their order, then listen or check your answers with your teacher.  

1. Have yourself a merry little Christmas

a) Our troubles will be out of sight
b) Let your heart be light
c) From now on

2. Have yourself a merry little Christmas

a) From now on
b) Make the Yuletide gay
c) Our troubles will be miles away

3. Here we are as in olden days

a) Happy golden days of yore
b) Gather near to us once more
c) Faithful friends who are dear to us

4. Through the years 

a) If the Fates allow
b) We all will be together
c) And have yourself a merry little Christmas now 
d) Hang a shining star upon the highest bough

Vocabulary

Find old-fashioned or poetic words in the song that mean the same as these  
common modern English words:

 branch

 again

 a long time ago

 Christmas time

 happy

Discussion

 Does this song make you feel happy or sad?

 Why do you think some people get especially sad around Christmas time?

 What can be done to help such people?

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2010

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