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Christmas Trivia Numbers Pairwork- Student A
Choose one of the sentences below, turn it into a question and ask your partner. If they guess the wrong
number, give them hints like “it's much higher” until they get the right number.
The busiest day of the year for online retailers is always the 2
Monday of December.
A Xmas tree needs to be planted 7 to 10 years before it is sold.
40% of American shoppers start their Xmas shopping before Halloween
For Xmas 2007, three quarters of Americans said they planned to buy gift tokens as Xmas presents.
Americans send approximately 2 billion Xmas cards a year.
In 2007, 47% of Americans planned to buy at least some Xmas presents online.
The average American household was predicted to spend $49.76 on Xmas decorations in 2007.
More than 12 million Xmas trees were expected to be sold in 2007.
35% of all diamonds are sold over the Xmas period (more even than Valentine's Day)
The Beanie Baby teddy bear produced to mark the death of Princess Diana was sold for up to $300.
If you really did buy your true love a partridge in a pear tree, you would have to pay $104.99 (2005).
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was created by an advertising man for a store pamphlet in 1939.
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby has sold over 31,000,000 copies to date.
“The Christmas Song” was written by Mel Tome in 40 minutes. He was 19 years old at the time (1945).
The first electric Xmas tree lights were used in 1895.
7 out of 10 British dogs get Xmas presents from their owners.
Alabama proclaimed Xmas day an official holiday in 1836 (it was the first American state to do so).
Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007