lunes, 27 de octubre de 2014

HALLOWEEN. TEXT AND ACTIVITIES (A1, A2)


HALLOWEEN


1.- BEFORE READING THE TEXT: NEW VOCABULARY:
WORDS
PHONETICS
MEANING
WORDS
PHONETICS
MEANING
Halloween
/´hælə´win/

Vampire
/´væmpaɪər/

Celebrated
/´sɛlə´breɪtɪd/

Alien
/´eɪljən/

Costume
/´kɒstum/

Tradition
/trə´dɪʃən/

Witch
/wɪtʃ/

Decorated
/´dɛkə´reɪtɪd/

Ghost
/goʊst/

Pumpkin
/´pʌmpkɪn/

Skeleton
/´skɛlɪtn/

Funny
/´fʌni/

Monster
/´mɒnstər/

fairy
/´fɛəri/

Liquorice
/´lɪkərɪʃ/

Candy
/´kændi/

Doorbell
/´dɔr´bɛl/

Sweet
/swit/

Trick
/trɪk/

Shaving cream
/´ʃeɪvɪŋ - krim/

Treat
/trit/

Shout
/ʃəut/

mermaid
/´mɜr´meɪd/





1.1. - WHILE READING: Read the text about Halloween.

Halloween is celebrated on 31st October. It is an exciting event in the United States and in great Britain. Halloween has ancient Celtic origins. At Halloween American children in elementary schools take their costumes and masks to school. Typical Halloween costumes are the witch, ghost, skeleton, monster, vampire or alien. Young people have fun making their own costumes, but some prefer to buy them. In the afternoon the children put on their costumes and have a Halloween party at school. Schools are decorated with pumpkins, ghosts, witches and bats. It is a popular tradition to make jack o’lanterns out of pumpkins. People put them in front of the windows of their homes. The jack o’lantern is of Celtic origin too. There are funny Halloween games such as bobbing for apples.
Favourite Halloween foods are candied apples, nuts, liquorice, popcorn and pumpkin pie. American and British children and teenagers go trick- or- treating on Halloween evening. They go from house to house in their costumes and ring doorbells. When the door opens they shout trick or treat?. People usually give them sweets or money. If not, the children play a trick! They write on windows with soap or spray shaving cream on cars and people!


2.- AFTER READING THE TEXT: ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:

  1. When is Halloween celebrated?

  1. Which countries do people celebrate Halloween in?

  1. What do children take to school in Halloween?

  1. When do children have a Halloween party at school?

  1. How do they decorate the schools?

  1. What is a jack o´lantern?

  1. Where do people put their jack o´lanterns?

  1. Can you tell a Halloween game?

  1. What are Halloween favourite foods?

  1. Explain what children do when they go “trick or treating”

  1. Explain some of the jokes played during Halloween:

    12) Explain the meaning of “bobbing for apples”





You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond