Did you get what you wished for?

Did you get what you wished for?

source : Kohl’s

This year looks different—and so do our wish lists. Where once we just wished for things like toys and tech, we’re now wishing for happiness, understanding and kindness more than ever. And time spent together is the greatest gift of all. This year looks different because the world is different. So give with all your heart. Happy holidays from Kohl’s.

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Hug this until you can hug me

Hug this until you can hug me

source : The Pavillion

Hug this until you can hug me! Our heartwarming Christmas advert is here to share a little holiday cheer! This year’s particularly magical approach to a family Christmas is more relatable and touching than ever. We hope you enjoy, with love from The Pavilion. #ShareTheMagic #PavilionChristmas The Pavillion

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Happy Christmas Mrs Higgins

Happy Christmas Mrs Higgins

source : Woodie’s TV

If ever there was a Christmas to look out for one another, this is the one ❤️ So, we’re delighted to share our Christmas ad which tells the story of how a simple act of homemaking becomes a beautiful act of kindness from one neighbour to another. #WereAllHomemakers

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Give a little love

Give a little love

source : John Lewis & Partners

We believe that the world would be a better place if we all gave a little more love. So this year we’re celebrating kindness, whether large or small, showing how each and every act of love has a positive impact on the world around us, as we pass them on to others. Together with Waitrose & Partners we’re hoping to raise £4m for our charities plus £1m for local charities. FareShare, helps those facing food poverty, and Home-Start, which works with parents who need support ❤️. The charities will use these donations to provide food, comfort, emotional support and advice to families who need support this Christmas.

Learn the lyrics of the song A little love by Celeste :

source : Celeste

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What Christmas moment do you like?

What Christmas moment do you like?

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • What a load of rubbish
  • Watching the neighbours
  • A twelve foot tree in a ten foot room
  • I love surprises
  • I love dressing the house up
  • Who is not so little anymore
  • Christmas songs
  • It’s Christmas
  • He looks ridiculous
  • Christmas plays
  • I love giving presents
  • And this one is for you
  • Thanks love
  • Oh, and did I mention, I love surprises
  • Wonderfully surprised
  • Christmas is this very moment

Are you dreaming of a Wi-Fi Christmas?

Are you dreaming of a Wi-Fi Christmas?

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Merry Christmas everybody
  • The Lapland laptop
  • Virtual webchats
  • To make it happen
  • Life online
  • A prep talk
  • He wants this app to go global
  • Families have started interacting more on ZOOM
  • A weekly pub quiz on ZOOM
  • Until Covid-19 came
  • Come around to thinking in a new way about how to use digital experiences
  • And this is a great example
  • He is just taking it in his stride (cope with easily * not be fazed by)
  • As far as Christmas Eve and Christmas day goes
  • Deliver as normal
  • Things are slightly different
  • We’re in training at the moment
  • What do you want for Christmas this year
  • That would be nice, wouldn’t it
  • We are in talks, trying to speed it up
  • Father Christmas is on it
  • World exclusive
  • A man who is dreaming of a Wi-Fi Christmas

Will Christmas be called off due to COVID-19?

Will Christmas be called off due to COVID-19?

source : 12 News

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Life has changed dramatically during the Coronavirus pandemic
  • From weddings and births to memorials and family reunions
  • Many gatherings have been postponed
  • Completely called off
  • What will the holidays look like this year
  • Santa’s helpers
  • He has worked for years hearing those wishes from kids
  • As Covid-19 cases continue to rise
  • Good boys and girls
  • The holidays will still happen
  • He is preparing for Christmas
  • They don’t want to endanger their own health
  • Spread the virus
  • No doubt the holidays will look a lot different
  • Christmas is going to come
  • It’s going to be here one way or another
  • He will be focused on staying safe
  • Following the protocols that Disney uses
  • I just try to relax and stay calm
  • Seeing Santa Clause from a distance with a mask
  • Just phone calls and video chats
  • Keep the spirit of Christmas in your heart throughout the year

Word Of The Year 2020: Can you guess what came top?

Word Of The Year 2020: Can you guess what came top?

source : Fox4 Now

Lockdown” has been named as the Collins Dictionary Word Of The Year 2020 at a time when dozens of previously uncommon words have become everyday because of coronavirus.

Defining lockdown as “the imposition of stringent restrictions on travel, social interaction, and access to public spaces” the dictionary said it added the term because it “encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people who have had to restrict their daily lives in order to contain the virus”.

Collins’s lexicographers registered over a quarter of a million usages of lockdown during 2020, against only 4,000 the previous year.

The annual 10-strong list of additions is dominated by words and phrases relating to the pandemic, including furlough (permission to leave your duties for a period of time), key worker, self-isolate and social distancing.

Coronavirus itself also features.

Key worker has seen a 60-fold increase in usage reflecting the importance attributed to professions considered to be essential to society.

source : sky news

Hands * Face * Space

Hands * Face * Space

source : UK Government

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video are highlighted :

As winter approaches, we’ll be spending more time indoors. This will increase the risk of coronavirus spreading.

The following reconstructions of everyday environments show why washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering and keeping at least 2m apart is vital in controlling the spread.

Coronavirus can live for more than 24 hours indoors.

You could pick up or pass on the virus by touching a contaminated surface.

Washing your hands with soap and water, or using hand sanitiser, regularly throughout the day will reduce the risk of catching or passing it on.

Coronavirus can be found in tiny droplets coming out of your nose and mouth.

Wearing a face covering over your nose and mouth reduces the spread of droplets carrying the virus. This means if you have it, you’re less likely to pass it on to others.

Larger droplets can land on other people or on surfaces they touch. Spreading the virus through droplets is most likely to happen when you are less than 2m apart.

Smaller droplets called aerosols can stay in the air for some time, especially if there is no ventilation.

So when you are with people not from your household, you must keep at least 2m apart.

The risk of spreading the virus through smaller droplets is much less outdoors, where there is more ventilation.

Wash your hands, cover your face, make space. These are the three most effective ways we can all control the spread of the virus.

Remember if you have any coronavirus symptoms; high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell, get a free test by calling 119 or visiting NHS.uk.

Together, we will control the virus and stop the spread.

Don’t forget, Hands, Face, Space.

How has the quarantine changed your life?

How has the quarantine changed your life?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of everyone on Earth. In this video, I talk about some of the ways the pandemic and quarantine has changed life and society. I also talk about what you can do to make the most of this time. Maybe society can also make some good changes as a result of everything that’s happening. Stay safe, healthy, and try to stay positive.

More COVID-19 Vocabulary HERE