Halloween English Vocabulary Lesson ~ With Video

Happy Halloween you ghastly ghouls!

Are you ready to celebrate the spookiest and most frightening time of year?

Halloween English Video Lesson

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The story of the Jack o’Lantern comes from Irish folklore: Jack was a crafty farmer who tricked the Devil into climbing a tall tree. When the Devil reached the highest branch, Jack carved a large cross in the trunk, making it impossible for the Devil to climb down.

In exchange for help getting out of the tree, the Devil promised never to tempt Jack with evil again. When Jack died, he was turned away from Heaven for his sins and turned away from Hell because of his trickery. Condemned to wander the earth without rest, Jack carved out one of his turnips, took an ember from the devil, and used it for a lantern to light his way. He became known as “Jack of the Lantern.”

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat is a Halloween custom in both Britain and the US, where kids go to people’s houses on Halloween night, dressed in a scary costume, and say “Trick or Treat?” The householder then chooses between a trick, which means that they have a practical joke played on them by the kids, or give the child a sweet or money.

Buy Candy  

Halloween is all about the candy! Sweets, chocolate, bowls of treats! Go to the shop, buy lots of candy and enjoy it with your scary friends!

Wear Masks

Wear a scary mask on your face and have fun by scaring your friends and family. Some people also have a “fancy dress party” and everybody wears a mask and costume.

Fancy Dress

People wear fancy dress for Halloween by wearing scary costumes. People also wear fancy dress clothes to celebrate their birthday or Carnival.

Tell Ghost Stories or Watch a Scary Movie

Parents across the world tell their children scary stories about ghosts and haunted houses!


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