History of Halloween Halloween falls on October 31st each year in North America and other parts of the world. What do you know about Halloween? Do you celebrate it in your country? Here is a little history about it. Vocabulary to evolve (v)- to change little by little spirit (n)- ghost, some people believe the spirit and body separate when a person diesholy (adj)- sacred, very good, related to religion. Like many other holidays, Halloween has evolved and changed throughout history. More than a thousand years ago the Christian church named November 1 All Saints Day (also called All Hallows.) Like the Celts, the Europeans of that time also believed that the spirits of the dead would visit the earth on Halloween. The tradition of Halloween was carried to America by the immigrating Europeans. These days Halloween is not usually considered a religious holiday. Happy Halloween! Check Your Understanding True or False. 1. True False 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Bear Lake Monster A Utah Ghost Story retold by S. If you travel to Bear Lake in Utah on a quiet day, you just might catch a glimpse of the Bear Lake Monster. A feller I heard about spotted the monster early one evening as he was walking along the lake. Sometimes, when the monster has been quiet for a while, people start saying it is gone for good. Course, we know better than that. You can read a longer version of this spooky Utah folktale in Spooky Southwest by S.E. Halloween Halloween is celebrated on 31st October and is becoming increasingly popular amongst teenagers across Europe. This lesson plan focuses on a series of activities designed to focus on different skills, all related to Halloween. The activities can be adapted, so choose the most suitable for your group, taking into account their language levels and interests. Aims: • To review vocabulary related to Halloween• To practise reading skills• To practise adjectives for describing clothes• To practise speaking skills in a discussion• To practise writing skills with short poems / stories Age group: Teens Level: A2 – B2 Time: 60+ minutes Materials: Halloween Lesson plan Internet links: -Lots of resources from our LearnEnglish Kids page with flashcards etc. By: Clare Lavery Copyright – Please read All the materials on these pages are free and available for you to download and copy for educational use only.
Ghost on the Tracks A Colorado Ghost Story retold by S.E. Schlosser The train rumbled around him as he adjusted the throttle. The night shift was always the toughest, in the engineer's mind. He stretched a bit and yawned, trying to stay alert. She stepped into the center of the track, laughing and beautiful. Dazed (and disappointed!) The engineer decided not to tell anyone about the ghost, fearing for his job. "Better not tell your wife about it," his friend advised. The engineer never did. You can read a longer version of this spooky folktale in Spooky Southwest by S.E.
Halloween Worksheets and Activities Lanternfish has a variety of different activities for Halloween. Just click on the worksheet below. It may take a while to open as most of the files are MS Word documents. Happy Halloween! Crosswords: What monster likes blood? Halloween Crossword 1 Halloween Crossword 2 Monster Madness Ultimate Halloween Crossword (Hard) All About Witches All About Vampires Answer Key for Ultimate Halloween Crossword Scrambled Pumpkins: Students unscramble pumpkins to find out what monsters eat for breakfast on Halloween morning: Halloween Scrambled Pumpkins Word Searches: Students find 33 Halloween words hidden in the backdrop of a haunted house. Halloween Search Easy1 Halloween Search Easy2 Halloween Word Search Hard Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing: Students read a page-long beginning to a spooky Halloween story. Haunted House Reading and Writing Relative Clause Grammar Practice: Students use the relative clause is a monster that to define Halloween monsters. Kinds of Monsters Halloween Word Scrambles:
The Skeleton A New Mexico Ghost Story Retold by S.E. Schlosser The boy had been out looking for work all day with no luck. When night fell, he was far from home. He decided to spend the night in an empty, rundown house. The boy scrambled out of the way just as a skeletal arm came crashing to the floor. The boy was terrified, but he did not dare refuse this strange apparition. Halloween Horror Story The Life and Death of a Pumpkin won the Best Short Film and Best Concept at the 2006 Chicago Horror Film Festival. It was directed by Aaron Yonda, who is probably best known for his part in the Chad Vader series. Note that some of the language in the story is quite grotesque. Please be aware of this and be sympathetic to your students. Language level: Intermediate; Upper intermediate (B1; B2)Learner type: Teens; AdultsTime: 45 minutes (+ Follow up)Activity: Reading (+ Writing follow up)Topic: Halloween; HorrorLanguage: Past perfectMaterials: Video clip; Worksheet Lesson plan summary Write the following on the board and ask students to suggest words that could fill the gap: (Possibilities include: sad, news, love, ghost, horror, tragic, true, etc) Tell students that they are going to hear a story. Note: It is very important that you play the video / audio from 0:12 after the words “I am a pumpkin. Let students share their ideas.Give out copies of the word cloud. Halloween Horror Story
Halloween games, bingo, worksheets, flashcards, activities and more. Halloween flashcards 1: preview these cards a jack o' lantern, trick or treat, candy, a spider web, a haunted house, a black cat, a bat, a ghost, a vampire, a skeleton, a mummy, Frankenstein, a witch, a spider, a werewolf large flash cards, small game cards, Halloween bingo cards, a handout Halloween PowerPoint flashcards the MES Halloween Printables Guide Halloween listening resources to match these flashcards extra large flashcards: a zombie, Halloween party, a vulture, a spell book, a trick or treat bag, Dr, Jeckle and Mr. Halloween flashcards 2: preview these cards a coffin, scary, bobbing for apples, a scarecrow, a skull, the Grim Reaper, the Headless Horseman, a tombstone, a raven, scared, a pumpkin patch, an eyeball, potion, a caldron, a graveyard large flash cards, small game cards, Halloween bingo cards, a handout PowerPoint flashcards Halloween Coloring : Halloween and holiday coloring sheets Halloween Word Search : 6 Halloween wordsearches set 1 word search Halloween Party ideas
BusyTeacher.org Mobile This creative writing exercise can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about Halloween. Students are asked to create a story titled 'A Spooky Night'. Make your story as imaginative as possible! This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk BusyTeacher.org Mobile Halloween: eight activity pages plus фnswer Key. Page 1 - кead a simple (gap-fill) description of Halloween. Page 2 - vocabulary match; reading comprehension (true/false); discussion.
BusyTeacher.org Mobile This worksheet includes gist and detailed listening questions related to a YouTube video about Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawke's Night). This is a British holiday which is celebrated on November 5th. The tradition started to celebrate the failure of a plan to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament in 1605 (otherwise known as The Gunpowder Plot). of Trick-or-Treating - Halloween Some American colonists celebrated Guy Fawkes Day, and in the mid-19th century large numbers of new immigrants, especially those fleeing Ireland’s potato famine in the 1840s, helped popularize Halloween. In the early 20th century, Irish and Scottish communities revived the Old World traditions of souling and guising in the United States. By the 1920s, however, pranks had become the Halloween activity of choice for rowdy young people, sometimes amounting to more than $100,000 in damages each year in major metropolitan areas. The Great Depression exacerbated the problem, with Halloween mischief often devolving into vandalism, physical assaults and sporadic acts of violence. At the height of the postwar baby boom, trick-or-treating reclaimed its place among other Halloween customs, quickly becoming standard practice for millions of children in America’s cities and newly built suburbs.