English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

HOLIDAYS: Christmas (December 24, 25) 2

Choose the best response to complete each sentence.

1. Santa Claus delivers presents on his (cart/sleigh), which is pulled through the air by his (reindeers/reindeer).

2. Parents often say that nice children will receive presents, while bad, or (naughty/nutty) children will not.

3. During the Christmas holidays, many churches build and display (nativity/native) scenes - visual portrayals of the birth of Jesus Christ.

4. We had a real Christmas tree last year, but this year we bought an (abnormal/artificial) one.

5. That is the most beautifully (decked/decorated) Christmas tree I've ever seen! Look at all the pretty (ornaments/widgets).

6. A common belief is that if your stand under the (mistletoe/missile) (plant), you will be kissed by someone.

7. In the United States, Christmas is celebrated by 95% of the (population/populace).

8. In the USA, Canada, and Australia, there is a strong tradition of decorating the outside of one's house with Christmas (lights/lightning).

9. Presents that are given on Christmas Day are often wrapped up in brightly-colored wrapping (tissue/paper).

10. In some places, Christmas Eve supper is held in candle light, in the evening after the first star (appears/comes) in the sky.


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