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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Date: Dec 20 2006


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

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Since this week is all about Christmas, what better movie to talk about than A Christmas Carol?

In the next lesson, John uses the term, ‘bah humbug,’ which comes from the movie.

People say ‘bah humbug’ when they are not in the mood to celebrate Christmas.


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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





John:  Bah humbug.

Derek:  That sounds like the Scrooge from the Christmas Carol.

John:  Oh. That’s right. I was trying to remember where I’ve heard that before.

Derek:  Yeah. Have you ever seen that one?

John:  I did when I was a little kid. I think my mom used to make me watch it. Isn’t it the one with Christmas past and Christmas future and stuff?

Derek:  Yeah. And he kinda learns his lesson about how to behave.

John:  Oh, yeah. Like what’s right and wrong and the consequences of different behavior.

Derek:  Exactly. And how to treat his workers and.

John:  Yeah. But what does that have to do with Christmas?

Derek:  Well, I guess since Christmas is such a whole-hearted, ya know, good family time, then it’s a, it’s a nice environment to tell that type of story.

John:  Like, and give the message of being good to others and everything like that?

Derek:  Exactly, it’s like giving feeling.

John:  That’s what Christmas is all about, right? Giving.

Derek:  Giving and receiving. Yep.

John:  That’s why we do the presents, I think.

Derek:  Yeah. Santa Claus was generous.

John:  It’s not just about getting your iPod this year, is it?

Derek:  No. It’s a little bigger picture than that.

John:  Okay. That’s cool.



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When people don’t want to be giving at Christmas time, we call them scrooges. Scrooge is the main character in A Christmas Carol. He was a wealthy man who was very greedy and didn’t help his community at all.

Watching this movie is a big part of growing up in America. The original comes on several times during the Christmas season. There are a lot of re-makes, too.

I think I’ll watch this one tonight!



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i watched this cartoon many years ago scrooge saved alot of money not  spend him self nor helped poor and i think being generous is very good .and when we help others there are other people help us

10:58 AM Dec 24 2012 |



I know giving and receiving better. Being generous to others is a bigger picture. 

02:59 AM Dec 24 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it is really good cartoon for all the people who need just a new chance.

12:39 PM Nov 24 2012 |




Giving and Receiving,so you must give at first then you will receiving in the end.

01:26 AM Dec 21 2006 |




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06:18 AM Dec 20 2006 |




05:48 AM Dec 20 2006 |

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