Be careful what you wish for this Christmas… you just might get it and once you get it you might not know what to do with it!
Listen to this traditional Christmas carol, and fill in the gaps reading the right definitions.
(Don’t complain! I’ve only put twelve gaps this time!!)
I want a hippopotamus for ChristmasOnly a hippopotamus will do, Don’t want a _____ (1) (definition: a small model of a human figure, used as a child’s toy) no Dinky Tinker Toy, I want a hippopotamus to play with and _____ (2) (definition: take pleasure in) I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you? He won’t have to use our dirty _________ (3) (definition: a vertical pipe which conducts smoke and gasses up from a fire or furnace) flue Just bring him through the front ________ (4) (definition: a hinged, sliding or revolving barrier at the entrance to a building) that’s the easy thing to do I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the __________ (5) (definition: a set of such steps leading from one floor of a building to another) Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my __________ (6) (definition: the organ of sight in humans or other animals) To see a hippo hero standing there I want a hippopotamus for Christmas only a hippopotamus will do No _________ (7) (definition: large predatory semiaquatic reptile with long jaws, long tail, short legs and a horny textured skin) No _________(8) (definition: large heavily built plant-eating mammal with one or two horns on the nose) I only like hippopotamuses And hippopotamuses like me too Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then ________ (9) (definition: a person who teaches at school) says a hippo is a _______ (10) (definition: a person who does not eat meat or fish for ethic, moral, religious or health reasons) There’s lots of room for him in our two-car ______ (11) (definition: a building for housing a motor vehicle or vehicles) I’d feed him there and wash him there and give him his _______ (12) (definition: the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain)