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Lesson Plan Ideas. Spooky Stories. Halloween - Vocabulary, Exercises and Worksheets. 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.

Halloween Horror Story

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. Follow ups. Halloween-themed Writing Lessons from BoomWriter. While doing my grocery shopping last night I noticed Halloween candy for the first time this fall.

Halloween-themed Writing Lessons from BoomWriter

If you're starting to think about Halloween-themed lesson plans, BoomWriter has new offerings for you. BoomWriter has released new Halloween-themed vocabulary lesson plans that you can conduct through their free WordWriter service. WordWriter allows teachers to create vocabulary lists that they want students to incorporate into a writing assignment. The new Halloween-themed lesson plans include pre-made lists of Halloween-themed words for your students to use in the writing assignment that you distribute to them. If you haven't tried BoomWriter or WordWriter before, check out my demonstration videos embedded below. Disclosure: BoomWriter is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com. Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe: Six reasons why we should celebrate Halloween - Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe. Reverend J John argues today that far from being a harmless celebration, Halloween celebrates evil and trivialises death and deformity.

Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe: Six reasons why we should celebrate Halloween - Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe

He says it subverts messages we would usually wish to promote - such as warning children not to take sweets from strangers - and glorifies everything that is evil and unpleasant. But I am here to step in and defend Halloween as something frivolously fun that deserved to be celebrated. Here's why... 1. The Origin of Halloween Halloween's origins lie in ancient customs regarding death or the praying for souls. 2. Despite Halloween seemingly being obsessed with ghosts, goblins and ghouls, it reflects modern society's fascination with all things spooky. 3. When a ghost suddenly jumps out at an unwilling victim in the latest scary movie we may scream or jump, knocking our neighbour's popcorn out of their hands. 4. Kids love spooky stuff. 5. 6 Bottom line...it's fun! A text about Halloween to be used in English Lessons. The history of Halloween. Halloween Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts.

History of Halloween. Halloween falls on October 31st each year in North America and other parts of the world.

History of Halloween

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. Halloween - ESL Listening Comprehension Exercise. Short Scary Stories. Halloween games, bingo, worksheets, flashcards, activities. And more.

Halloween games, bingo, worksheets, flashcards, activities

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. Making Jack-o'-lanterns. Halloween is a festival that takes place every year on October 31.

Making Jack-o'-lanterns

It is a time when children and adults dress up in costumes, go trick or treating and make jack-o-lanterns from empty pumpkins . Halloween goes back to the customs and traditions of the Celts , who lived between Ireland and Northern France about 2000 years ago. They were pagans who did not believe in god. They thought that witches , demons and the spirits of dead people wandered around the world on the evening before November 1. They lit bonfires to scare them away and they tried to confuse these demons by wearing the same clothes that they did. In ancient Rome the festival of Pomona was held in honour of the Roman goddess of fruits and gardens.

Halloween Activities, Resources & Apps for Teens.