Extreme Christmas House

[Lifestyle ★]


(P1) A German couple likes Christmas. They have Christmas decorations. They buy more and more decorations every year. Now they have many decorations.

(P2) They start decorating in October. They take 8 weeks to set everything up. They put 100 Christmas trees into their small house! They decorate the trees with Christmas lights and 16,000 ornaments.

(P3) They even have a Santa Claus in their bathroom!


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VOCABULARY: extreme, couple, decorations, decorate, lights, ornaments, bathroom


If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.

  1. Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
  2. Do people decorate for Christmas in your country? If yes, how do they decorate?
  3. Do you like Christmas decorations? Why or why not?
  4. Is your house decorate with something? If yes, what? (I.E. pictures)


  1. The two German’s dislike Christmas. (T or F)
  2. Every year the couple buys more decorations. (T or F)
  3. The couple starts to decorate in ____________.
  4. How long does it take them to decorate their house?
  5. They put a Santa Claus in their bathroom. (T or F)


What do the following expressions or phrases mean?

  • they buy more and more (P1)
  • many decorations (P1)
  • to set everything up (P2)
  • Santa Claus (P3)

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