Thứ Sáu, 9 tháng 7, 2021

Talking about Halloween!

Warm up questions:

1. Do you celebrate Halloween in your country?

2. Have you ever joined any Halloween party before?

3. Do you like it? and why? or why not?

4. What costumes do you often wear on Halloween?

5. What day is halloween?

6. Do you believe in ghosts?

7. What makes you afraid of ghosts?

8. What are some of the symbols of halloween?


Werewolf (n) /ˈwerwʊlf/


Have you ever watched any movie about werewolf?

Jack-O’-Lantern /ˈdʒæk ə læntərn/ (n)

Goosebumps /ˈɡuːsbʌmps/ (n)


It gave me goosebumps just to think about it.

Trick or Treat /ˌtrɪk ɔːr ˈtriːt/ 

Scarecrow /ˈskerkrəʊ/ (n)


You can see many scarecrows in the rice fields in order to frighten birds away.

Candy Corn (n)


Have you ever tried candy corn? Do you like it?

Bat (n)


Have you ever seen a bat?

Do you like watching Batman?

Black cat (n)

Blood /blʌd/ (n)

Bloodcurdling /ˈblʌd kɜːrdlɪŋ/ (adj)


a blood-curdling scream/story

Boogeyman /ˈbəʊɡimæn/ (n)


The bogeyman's coming!

Bone /bəʊn/


He survived the accident with no broken bones

Boo /buː/ (n)

Broom = broomstick (n)


She sat astride the broomstick, just like a witch in a fairy tale.

Candle /ˈkændl/ (n)


to blow out/snuff out a candle


Casket = coffin

Cape /keɪp/ (n)


Superman's cape

Cemetery /ˈseməteri/ (n)


He was buried in a private cemetery

Zombie /ˈzɑːmbi/ (n)

Skeleton /ˈskelɪtn/ (n)

Corpse /kɔːrps/ (n) ​a dead body


The corpse was barely recognizable

Costume /ˈkɑːstuːm/ (n)


She's wearing a traditional costume of bright pink silk

Vampire /ˈvæmpaɪər/ (n)


I used to love watching movies and reading books about Vampire.

Creepy (adj) = scary


a creepy ghost story

Demon /ˈdiːmən/ (n)

Festival /ˈfestɪvl/ (n)

Ghost /ɡəʊst/ (n)

Ghoul /ɡuːl/ (n)

Goblin /ˈɡɑːblɪn/ (n)

Grave /ɡreɪv/ (n)

Graveyard /ˈɡreɪvjɑːrd/(n)

Haunted /ˈhɔːntɪd/ (adj)


A haunted house

Horror (n)

 Horror movie

Horrible (adj)

 The food was really horrible. We didn't like at all. 

Horrify (v)

 The accident really horrified them a lot

Horrified (adj)

 They're horrified by the accident

Horrifying (adj)

 That accident is very horrifying

Howl /haʊl/ (v)

Magic /ˈmædʒɪk/ (n)

Magician /məˈdʒɪʃn/ (n)

Monster /ˈmɑːnstər/ (n)


Mummy /ˈmʌmi/ (n)

Nightmare /ˈnaɪtmer/ (n)


He still has nightmares about the accident.

October /ɑːkˈtəʊbər/(n)


Prank /præŋk/ (n) = trick


Scare /sker/ (v)

Scary /ˈskeri/ (adj) = Frightening

Skull /skʌl/ (n)


Spider (n)

Web (n)



Witch /wɪtʃ/ (n)

Some activities at Halloween:

To play trick or treat

To attend Halloween costume parties

To carve pumpkin into Jack-O'-Lanterns

To light bonfires

To play apple bobbing = bob for apples

To play pranks

To visit haunted attractions

To tell scary stories

Watch horror movies

To attend church services

Light candles on the graves of the dead

Pick fresh apples

Paint Zombie rocks

Make Halloween Donuts

Bake Monster Cookies

Create Halloween Paper Lanterns

Turn Your Home Into a Haunted House

DIY Halloween Costumes

Throw a Halloween Party

Paint your pumpkins

Play toilet paper mummies

Read a Halloween book or two

Make straw skeletons

Decorate pumpkins 

Turn leaves into ghosts

Make monster pancakes

Some traditional Foods at Halloween:

Potato pancake 

Soul cake

Candy apple

Light fruitcake

Pumpkin pie

Roasted sweet corn

Halloween cake

Monkey nuts = peanuts 


Practice questions:

1. Do you celebrate Halloween in your country?
2. When is Halloween?
3. What's the color of Halloween?
4. What kind of costume are you going to wear to the halloween party?
5. What foods do you often eat at Halloween?
6. What activities do you often do at Halloween?
7. Are you still eating halloween candy?
8. Why do you like to celebrate Halloween?
9. Do you believe in magic?
10. Do you think there are really witches and monsters and creatures living amongst us in the real world, or are those things just from our imagination?
11. If you could choose to be any monster or creature, what would it be?
12. Are you going to have a Halloween party?
13. Would you go out and trick or treat? Who would you go with?
14. Do you often watch Horror movies at Halloween?
15. What do you know about the history of the holiday?

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