Use of articles
Vocabulary
What's the question?
Geography
100

Around 600 thousand / 600 million / 6 billion people in the world expect a visit from Santa every year.

600 million

100

If you want to make a house from gingerbread, it’s really quite easy. You can spend an afternoon building it and then use the house to decorate your own home for the winter holiday season. The kids will love it!

When we mention something for the first time

a house

100

fence

100

The blue whale

What is the largest animal?

100

The UK is made up of how many parts?

4 - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

200

Reindeer can run 18 / 80 / 118 kilometres per hour

80

200

If you want to make a house from gingerbread, it’s really quite easy. You can spend an afternoon building it and then use the house to decorate your own home for the winter holiday season. The kids will love it!

When the thing we are talking about is one of a group of many similar things:

an afternoon

200

chimney

200

Reykjavík

What is the capital of Iceland?

200

The Americas are made up of how many continents?

2 - North and South America

300

Santa would receive a total of 72 million / 720 million / 7 billion cookies from all the houses that he visited

7 billion

300

If you want to make a house from gingerbread, it’s really quite easy. You can spend an afternoon building it and then use the house to decorate your own home for the winter holiday season. The kids will love it!

When there is only one of something:

the winter holiday

300

porch

300

Gareth Southgate

Who is manager of the England football team as of 2020?

300

How many independent countries are there in the world, if you exclude Taiwan?

195

How many countries are there in the world? Since South Sudan became an independent state on July 9, 2011, there are now 195 independent sovereign nations in the world (not including the disputed but de facto independent Taiwan), plus some 60 dependent areas, and several disputed territories, like Kosovo.

400

. Santa would consume 39 million / 396 million / 396 billion calories if he ate all the cookies and drank all the milk that people left for him.

360 billion

400

If you want to make a house from gingerbread, it’s really quite easy. You can spend an afternoon building it and then use the house to decorate your own home for the winter holiday season. The kids will love it!

When we mention something again:

the house

400

shutter

400

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor

What is Queen Elizabeth II's full name?

400

24,901 miles

It is the circumference of The earth

500

What was the name of the REAL Santa Claus?

St. (Saint) Nicholas

500

If you want to make a house from gingerbread, it’s really quite easy. You can spend an afternoon building it and then use the house to decorate your own home for the winter holiday season. The kids will love it!

When the speaker and the listener both understand exactly which thing they are talking about:

the kids

500

part of your house used to keep the rain out

roof

500

A kit

What's a baby rabbit called?

500

Which country is this?

144.5 million people

6.6 million square miles large

23 people per square mile

Russia

The largest country on Earth by area, Russia's overall population density is a mere 23 people per square mile when you take all of that vast space into consideration.

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