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1 Match each word with its corresponding picture. A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ghost vampire jack-o-lantern sweets werewolf witch wizard devil G F E D B C

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. . . . . You put this inside a jack-o-lantern. . 2 What were jack-o-lanterns originally made from? . Dracula is the most famous one! 10 This is a male witch. . . .Across 1 2 3 4 5 Halloween is celebrated in this month. . . half wolf. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Read the text about Halloween quickly and answer the questions: 1 Where is Halloween most popular? . . . . . . . Down 6 7 8 9 This creature is half man. To photocopy © Oxford University Press www. . . We use this vegetable to make a jack-o-lantern. . . . .oupe. . . People can choose a trick or a …………. . . . Children wear these on Halloween. . . . . . . . . . . . . The word Halloween comes from this language. Halloween probably originated in this country. . . .es . . . . . . .

from Japan to the USA. . . Originally. jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips. All Hallows is the “Day of the Dead”. . . wizards. . . Lots of people go trick or treating in the USA. . It takes place on the 31st October. . The word “Halloween” comes from the Scottish “All-Hallows-Even”. It was a festival which celebrated the end of summer – the “lighter” half of the year and the beginning of the “darker” half. . . People believed that evil spirits would come out on this day. 5 . . 3 . All Hallows is the Day of the Dead. Halloween probably originated in Ireland. cakes or money. . observed in many cultures around the world. witches. . 6 . Popular choices of costumes are ghosts. .oupe. from the Celtic festival “Samhain”. Jack-o-lanterns A jack-o-lantern is a carved out pumpkin with a candle inside. . . in Ireland and Britain. 1 . such as sweets. 4 . Costumes Probably the most important tradition in the celebration of Halloween is dressing up in costumes. demons and devils. . They started using pumpkins to make jack-o-lanterns in the USA because there are no turnips there. . Halloween probably came from Scotland originally. The question “trick or treat?” means “give me a treat or I’ll play a trick on you!” To photocopy © Oxford University Press www. “trick or treating” is also popular. 2 . . . .es . People usually wear scary costumes and attend Halloween parties. werewolves. . which means “the day before All-Hallows”. but in the USA there were lots of pumpkins and much easier to carve out because of their size. vampires. These days Halloween is more popular in the USA than anywhere else. Treats are things like sweets cakes. . dressed in a Halloween costume and asking for “treats”. Halloween Halloween is celebrated in many countries around the world.4 Read the text again and decide whether these statements are true or false. A scary face is carved on one side of the pumpkin. People wear scary costumes on Halloween. and so to protect themselves they wore costumes and masks to look like evil spirits themselves. . In the USA. Trick or treating This involves going from door to door.

Less than half the class has seen a real Jack-o-lantern. During Students walk around asking every member of the class their questions. More than three quarters of the class has seen a horror . After Students work together to present their findings in the form of a graph or poster. Most people in our class are going to celebrate Halloween this year. Give each group one of the statements below. To photocopy © Oxford University Press www. They should keep a record of their answers. Explain to students that they are going to find out whether these statements are true.Project Teacher’s Instructions: Before Divide students into groups of 3 or 4. Everybody in our class has heard of Halloween.oupe. More than three quarters of the class knows what “Trick or treat?” means. More than half the class has worn a Halloween costume at least once. Nobody in the class has played “Apple bobbing”. Ask students to write the questions they need to ask each of their classmates. Less than half of the people in our class celebrate Halloween.


3-h. 2 Jack-o-lanterns were originally made from . 5-false. 8-b 2 READING 3 1 Halloween is most popular in the USA. 3-true. 6-c. 2-g. 4 1-true. 7-e.oupe. 4-true. 6-true To photocopy © Oxford University Press www. 4-a. 5-d. 2-false.ANSWERS VOCABULARY 1 1-f.