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Halloween Objectives

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  • to develop pupils’ reading and writing skills;

  • to broaden pupils’ knowledge on the topic “Holidays in Great Britain”;

  • to practise talking about Halloween;

  • to teach pupils to cooperate in pairs and groups.

Equipment: pupils’ book “English 5” (O. Karpiuk) and a class audio cassette to this book, a tape-recorder, posters with Halloween words, handouts with the tasks, symbols of the British holidays, a Halloween bag with strips of paper and treats, blitz-quiz cards with questions.

(The lesson is based on the course-book by O. Karpiuk, “English 5”, Unit 5 “What’s the news? p.81)


  1. Introduction.

T.: Good morning, boys and girls! I’m glad to see you. I hope you are OK. In our today’s lesson we’ll get to know some new facts about one of the children’s best loved holidays, read the text, sing a song, play a game and do a lot of interesting activities.

^ II. Warming-up.

T.: First have a look at the blackboard. Match the symbols of the holidays and their names. When do people celebrate them?

a) b) c) d)

St. Valentine’s Day Halloween Christmas New Year

- Here is the motto of our lesson:

"Trick or Treat" – пряник чи смерть, «Пригостіть або ми пожартуємо над вами!». Try to remember it. Repeat after me, please.

How do you think about what holiday do we speak today?

Today we shall speak about HALLOWEEN.

III.Main Part

1) Let me introduce the new words. Follow my reading, please.

Halloween ['hǽlou' I:n] свято всіх святих

ghost [gəust] привид

spirit [spirit] ,zryx

to frighten [fraitn] лякати

pumpkin ['pΛmpkin] rap6ys

candle [kǽndl] свічка

witch [w I t ς ] відьма

devil [devl] чорт

Jack-o-lantern [dsǽk o lǽntən] . вирізаний rap6ys

bat [bǽt] чорт

Open you vocabularies and write down the new words.

2. To match the following words with their definitions ( the work in pairs) :

  1. costume a) someone who does very cruel things

2. spirit b) carnival dress

3. ghost c) dead, not alive

  1. devil d) scare

  2. frighten e) the spirit of the dead person

  1. You prepared some projects (information) about Halloween. Tell us your stories, please.

  1. Many years ago the British people celebrated the last day of autumn. This holiday was called Halloween, The people believed that on the Halloween night the witches came out. To deceive the evil spirits the people were dressed in different clothes. There was a tradition to put some food
    and small present for witches. It was the beginning of "trick or treat".

  2. In the 19-th century the British people brought Halloween to America. Traditionaly they made a lantern for this holiday. It was the pumpking with holes instead of eyes, a nose and a mouth. To make it funny the people light a candle inside. The people thought that all pumpkins left
    the gardens and danced in the streets on a Halloween night. Soon Halloween became the children's holiday. They went from house to house in their strange dresses. "Trick or Treat! Trick or Treat!" was heard every where.

  3. Today the grown-up people like Halloween too. In New York, for example, they take part in Halloween festivals together with the teenagers. They dress like witches, demons and other evil spirits. They carry large orange pumpkins in their hands. The Halloween festival lasts till early morning.

A bit of history…

Everybody knows that 31-st of October has a reputation as a night on which ghosts, witches and fairies are especially active. But… Do you know that Halloween comes from ALL HALLOW EVEN, the eve of ALL SAINTS DAY. People believed that evil spirits came with the long hours of winter darkness and on that night the barriers between our world and the spirit world were at their weakest, so the people could see the spirits on the earth.

^ There are symbols of Halloween

One of the symbols of Halloween is carving pumpkings. It was originally associated with the harvest time in general. Everybody knows that pumpkin is very tasty and useful. A lot of dishes can be cooked using it. People wanted to have a good harvest, so they should soften spirits and frighten away witches and ghosts. People did carving, put a pumpking with a lighted candle inside on the window sill.

Other symbol is fire. People believed that light had power over darkness. In some places of Britain they used to jump over the fire to bring good luck. Nowadays they use chanting: “If you love me, pop and fly”; “If you hate me, burn and die”.

Another symbol is an apple. Halloween was also sometimes called Snap Apple Night.

A game called snap apple was played where apples were suspended on a long piece of string. Contestants, sometimes blindfolded, had to try to bite the apple without

Another symbol is dressing up. The tradition of dressing in costumes for Halloween comes from believing that ghosts leave people’s homes when people wearing masks and costumes leave their homes after dark. To keep ghosts away from their houses on Halloween people place bowls with food outside their homes to prevent them from entering.

One more symbol is trick-or-treating. First of all it’s a celebration for children on Halloween. Children in costumes go from house to house asking for treats such as candies or money, with the question: “Trick or treat?” The homeowners should give “a treat” if they don’t want to have “a trick” with their property. Nowadays it’s mostly humorous and children perform some sort of “trick”: they sing a song or tell a ghost story to earn their “treats”.

The Teacher: “Now you see what HALLOWEEN is! In Ukraine we have got a lot of traditions. Some of them are very similar, other ones – rather different. … but … we are the people of the same world, of the same PLANET! Our PLANET is our Mother and We are its Children!”

^ 4)I know that some of you have prepared poems about this holiday. What is more, you have brought pictures to illustrate your poems.

Halloween is coming.

What will you wear?

I shall wear a blanket

And be a brown bear.

Halloween is corning.

Who will you meet?

I shall meet a princess

Going down the streen.

Halloween is coming.

What will you do?

I shall go trick-o-treading

How about you?

Halloween is coming.

What will you be?

I shall be a pirate

On the deep blue sea.

Halloween is coming.

What will you see?

I shall see a Jack-o-Lantern

Looking at me.

Halloween is coming.

What will you be?

It's a secret,

So, wait and see.

5. Reading

T.: Now read the text about Halloween (the course-book by O. Karpiuk, “English 5”, Unit 5, “What’s the news?”Ex.3 p.81), try to find as many words connected with Halloween as possible.


Halloween is on the 31 of October. Children in English-speaking countries go “trick or treating”. They dress up as ghosts, witches or devils. Then they visit their neighbours’ houses. They ask: “Trick or treat?” The neighbour has to give them a treat (usually chocolate) … or they play a trick on their neighbour (for example, they throw water into the house!) Pumpkins with candles inside are usual decorations in the windows of people’s houses.

a) T.: Let’s see how many words connected with Halloween you have found. Well done. I am sure it won’t be difficult for you to do our next task – to choose the correct variant according to the text we have just read. (Test - HO3).


  1. Halloween is on the 31st of _______.

a) November b) October c) December

2. On this day children dress up as ___________ .

a) their neighbours b) usual c) witches and ghosts

3. On this holiday children visit __________.

a) their neighbours’ houses b) English-speaking countries c) ghosts, witches or devils

4. Pumpkins with ____________ inside are usual decorations.

a) chocolate b) candles c) candies

5. When children ask “trick or treat?” the neighbour has to give them a treat ___________.

a) usually water b) usually candles c) usually chocolate

b) T.: Let’s check the results of the test. Great! I see that you are ready to answer the questions. For our blitz-quiz take these cards (HO4). Each card has a symbol of Halloween. Find a partner with the same symbol on the card and discuss the questions written there.


When is Halloween?

What do children usually do at this time?

Why are their clothes unusual?

What do they usually get as a treat?

What tricks can they play on their neighbours?

What are usual decorations in the windows of people’s houses on this day?

^ 7) Well, the guest has come to our party.

- Hi, My name is Bess. I am from New York. I want to teach you how to make Jack-o-Lantern. Take the orange pumpkin and cut out the holes for a mouth, a nose and eyes. Then put a candle inside and light it. Jack-o-Lantern is ready. I hope you like it.

• Look. You can see Jack-o-Lantern there.

8. I see that you are a bit tired. So, let’s have a rest and sing the song about Halloween.

^ 9. And now tell me, please,

- Do you like Halloween?

- How do you celebrate it at home?

IV. Skills Activities

1) Look at the blackboard. You can see many words there.
Put them in order to form the sentenses.

  1. Holiday /the /English/ is/ Halloween.

  2. The/children/for/Halloween/prepare/pumpkins.

  3. Halloween/ after/ comes/ winter.

  4. Like/dress/they/witches.

  5. The/children/time/a/have/good.

2) Now, you have a card with the sentences. Please, fill in the
necessary words.

  1. The American people celebrate... on October,31.

  2. ...is the symbol of the holiday.

  3. The children light the... inside the pumpkin.

  4. Halloween is the night when ... come out.

  5. Next Halloween I shall be dressed as ...

3) Our party is coming to the end. There is a tradition to present
the participants of the Halloween celebration with candies. So,
let's keep it.

^ V. Final Part

1. Home Task

1) Learn the new words and prepare for the dictation

2) Make a Halloween story. Here is the beginning for your story.

“ Late one afternoon Tom, Alex and Liz were going to a Halloween party. Suddenly…”

^ 2. Marks Motivation

T.: Our lesson is over. I want to thank you and say that you have been great today.

Додаток 1

2. To match the following words with their definitions ( the work in pairs) :

1.costume a) someone who does very cruel things

2. spirit b) carnival dress

3. ghost c) dead, not alive

  1. devil d) scare

  2. frighten e) the spirit of the dead person

2. To match the following words with their definitions ( the work in pairs) :

1.costume a) someone who does very cruel things

2. spirit b) carnival dress

3. ghost c) dead, not alive

4.devil d) scare

5.frighten e) the spirit of the dead person

2. To match the following words with their definitions ( the work in pairs) :

1.costume a) someone who does very cruel things

2. spirit b) carnival dress

3. ghost c) dead, not alive

4. devil d) scare

5.frighten e) the spirit of the dead person

2. To match the following words with their definitions ( the work in pairs) :

1.costume a) someone who does very cruel things

2. spirit b) carnival dress

3. ghost c) dead, not alive

4.devil d) scare

5. frighten e) the spirit of the dead person


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