Advent Calendar 2020 Day 3: Penguins at London Aquarium watched Christmas films in lockdown

Nincs karácsony karácsonyi filmek nélkül. Még a pingvinek is szeretik nézni őket. Kedvencük is van. Nektek melyik a kedvenc karácsonyi filmetek?

Penguins at London’s Sea Life Aquarium have been getting through England’s lockdown much like many people: watching Christmas films.

“It’s great to see how much our gentoo penguins are enjoying the Christmas movies we’ve put on for them,” Leah Pettitt, an aquarist at the centre, told the British Press Association.

Among others the Christmas film “Elf” was shown to the penguins to help prepare them for visitors again when the Aquarium reopened to the public on 2nd December.

“Whilst they were enjoying these festive films, they were still, just like us, very much looking forward to our real-life guests returning,” said Pettitt.

“We know that they watch and listen to our visitors just as much as the visitors enjoy watching the penguins,” she added.

The Aquarium, as well as zoos and similar facilities, had been closed since early November when it was announced that there would be a month-long partial lockdown in England.

Ms Pettitt said 2020 has presented “more challenges than most” in keeping the penguins entertained.

Elf is an American 2003 Christmas comedy movie, directed by Jon Favreau. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, and Ed Asner with Leon Redbone. Ferrell plays a human named Buddy who is raised by elves on the North Pole because he had stowed away from an orphanage in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole where Santa lives.  He lives the way the elves do and helps in Santa’s workshop. Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs is on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk. He had no idea that Buddy was even born.  Buddy is used to how elves live, which is very different from how humans live and New York is a perfectly opposite way of living compared to the North Pole.


Christmas movies. Can you match the two parts of the titles?

1. Home
a. Halls
2. Let It
b. Actually
3. Deck the
c. Alone
4. Love
d. Christmas
5. Last
e. Snow


  1. c.
  2. e.
  3. a.
  4. b.
  5. d.


lockdown karantén
to prepare felkészíteni
to reopen újra kinyitni
festive ünnepi
to look forward to sg nagyon várni valamit
real life igazi
to return visszatérni
just as much as pont ugyanannyira
to add hozzátenni
similar hasonló
facility intézmény
to announce bejelenteni
partial részleges
to keep sb entertained huzamosan szórakoztatni valakit
elf manó
to raise nevelni, felnevelni
North Pole Északi-sark
to stow away elrejtőzni
orphanage árvaház
sack zsák
to end up somewhere kikötni valahol
to allow megengedni
birth szülő
naughty list a Mikulás „rossz gyerek” listája
heartless szívtelen
jerk tökfej
to be used to sg szokva lenni valamihez
opposite ellentétes
way of living életmód
compared to sg összehasonlítva valamivel

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