Happy New Year!

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” Anne Frank

The That’s English! team wish you a Happy New Year! Let’s raise a toast (hacer un brindis) to a prosperous 2021!



Deck the halls…

Christmas is coming and it’s time to deck the halls… which means decorate! Have you put your Christmas tree up yet? Is your house covered in fairy lights? Today we bring you some Christmas decorations vocabulary.

Put the Christmas tree up / put up the Christmas tree = poner el árbol de Navidad

We’re going to put up the Christmas tree this weekend.

Baubles = bolas de Navidad

What pretty baubles! I love the colours!

Tinsel = guirnalda de oropel

The children put the tinsel on the Christmas tree.

Fairy lights = guirnalda de luces

We’ve put fairy lights in the windows – it looks so pretty.

Mistletoe = muérdago

Who would you like to kiss under the mistletoe?*

*La tradición es colgar muérdago y quienes paran debajo se tienen que besar.

A Christmas wreath = corona de Navidad

My neighbour made me a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on my door.






Christmas jumper day

This Friday (11th December) is Christmas jumper day in the UK! People wear Christmas jumpers to work and to school – the cheesier* the better – not only to celebrate the festive season but also for charity. People give a donation of £2 and many companies and schools take part in fundraising activities. Do you donate to charity at Christmas?

*cheesy = cursi

Christmas jumper = un jersey de lana con motivos navideños

 Charity = caridad

I think it’s important to give to charity at Christmas.

A donation = un donativo

He’s very generous – he gave a donation of 200€ to a children’s charity.

Donate = donar

I always donate food to the food bank in winter.

Fundraising = recaudar fondos normalmente para un fin benéfico

My office is having a fundraising event next week.