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Happy Halloween! (тематический урок)

24.10.2019

 

Ghostly greetings! Грядет, пожалуй, самый жуткий и увлекательный праздник в году - Halloween. И мы, можно сказать, что уже традиционно подготовили для вас тематический урок, который будет интересен как взрослым, так и подросткам. Так что предлагаем вам вместе с нами поблуждать по таинственным дебрям этого праздника.

 

WARM-UP

 

Ask the girl in the photo some questions. Use the answers below as a hint.

  • It’s my Halloween costume.

  • Yes, it’s from the movie based on the Stephen King's book “It”.

  • His name is Pennywise.

  • Sure, I’m going to do some trick-or-treating this year.

  • All of my friends are going to wear spooky costumes.

 

VOCABULARY

 

Here’s the list of some creepy creatures from the folklore of different countries. Match the creatures with the definitions.

 

  1. banshee

  2. bogeyman

  3. wraith

  4. ghoul

  5. goblin

  6. Grim Reaper

  7. mummy

  8. vampire

  9. werewolf

  10. familiar

  11. zombie

  12. warlock

  13. witch

 

  • a Scottish word that means ghost

  • a person who turns into a wolf whenever there is a full moon.

  • an undead creature who sleeps in a coffin by day, and ventures out at night to bite people and drink their blood.

  • a small, ugly, mischievous creature, with a reputation for causing trouble.

  • an undead, flesh-eating creature.

  • the name traditionally used to symbolise Death. In British English folklore, Death is usually depicted as a skeleton in a long black cloak, carrying a scythe.

  • a woman believed to have magical powers.

  • an unhappy, wailing ghost which features in Irish and Scottish folklore. They are said to appear when somebody is about to die.

  • a dead person, who was buried wrapped in bandages.

  • a fictional scary person, used to frighten children who misbehave.

  • a male witch.

  • a pet animal kept by witches, which is said to have the ability to change into human shape.

  • a fictional flesh eating monster that is said to rob graves.

 

VIDEO

 

Fill in the gaps with the missing words.

 

This is Halloween from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

 

Boys and girls of every age

Wouldn't you like to see something ……………………..?

Come with us and you will see

This our town of Halloween

 

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Pumpkin scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene

Trick or ………………. till the neighbors gonna die of fright

It's our town, everybody scream

In this town of Halloween

 

I am the one hiding under your bed

Teeth ground ……………….. and eyes glowing red

I am the one hiding under yours stairs

Fingers like snakes and ……………………. in my hair

 

This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

 

In this town we call home

Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

In this town, don't we love it now?

Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

'Round that corner, man hiding in the trash can

Something's waiting now to pounce, and how you'll …………………..!

 

This is Halloween

Red 'n' black, slimy green

Aren't you …………………….?

Well, that's just fine

Say it once, say it twice

Take a chance and roll the dice

Ride with the ……………………... in the dead of night

Everybody scream, everybody scream

In our town of Halloween

 

I am the …………………….. with the tear-away face

Here in a flash and gone without a trace

I am the "who" when you call, "Who's there?"

I am the wind blowing through your hair

I am the ………………………... on the moon at night

Filling your dreams to the brim with ………………...

 

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

Halloween! Halloween!

 

Tender lumplings everywhere

Life's no fun without a good scare

That's our job, but we're not mean

In our town of Halloween

In this town

Don't we love it now?

Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

……………………….. Jack might catch you in the back

And scream like a ……………………………...

Make you jump out of your skin

This is Halloween, everybody scream

Won't you please make way for a very special guy

Our man jack is King of the Pumpkin patch

Everyone hail to the …………………………. King, now!

 

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

 

In this town we call home

Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

La la-la la, Halloween! Halloween!

 

Answer the following questions.

 

  1. Have you ever watched “The Nightmare Before Christmas”? If so, did you like it?

  2. What holiday do you prefer, Halloween or Christmas? Why?

  3. What other spooky cartoons or movies do you know?

  4. What elements can make a story really scary?

  5. Do you agree with the phrase “Life’s not fun without a good scare”. Explain your opinion.

  6. What does the expression “jump out of skin” mean?

  7. Have you ever confronted anything really mysterious? If so, tell about it.

 

SPEAKING

 

Look at the list of synonyms for the word “scary”:

  • creepy

  • frightening

  • spooky

  • grisly

  • gruesome

  • chilling

  • dreadful

  • macabre

  • hideous

  • fearsome

 

Imagine that you’ve made up an awesome costume for a Halloween party and now you’re describing it to your friend. Try to use all the words from the list.

 

GAME

 

 

Make up a chilling story (in oral or written form). Use this sentence as the beginning: “The moment Jack entered this huge, run-down house, he felt that something was utterly wrong with it…”

 

Надеемся, этот урок придется по душе и вам, и вашим студентам, и вы сможете не только продвинуться дальше по нелегкой стезе изучения английского, но и немного развлечься. We witch you a Happy Halloween! 

 

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