Halloween teach english lesson plan

Halloween how is it celebrated in Britain- EFL Lesson plan

emily Elementary A1, Listening, Pre-intermediate A2, Video

EFL lesson plan that focuses on the customs related to Halloween in the UK. Your students will watch a story of two kids who are preparing the Halloween party. By the end of the lesson young learners will be able to talk about the Halloween traditions in the UK + use present simple vs. present continuous with more confidence.

Topic: Halloween
Activity: speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar- present simple vs. present continuous
Level: elementary, pre -intermediate
Learner: kids, young learners
Time: 45 minutes
Materials: YouTube video + worksheet

Show young learners Picture 1 . Ask them to name the things

Possible answers:  pumpkin lantern, spider, zombie, wizard, witch, spider-web, blood, wizard’s hat, spooky, creepy

Ask students if they know when Halloween is celebrated. Answer 31st October

Explain that people celebrate Halloween to remember the dead. It’s not a sad day but a happy one during which a lot of people wear  fancy dress costumes and play games.

Tell students that they’re going to watch a video about Jack who is preparing the Halloween party. Show students photos  (click to open a new page with photos or  find the slide-share at the bottom of this page) and ask them what’s happening in each photo.

Ask students to work in pairs, distribute Exercise 1- see woksheet. Explain that they are going to listen to Jack and his friends in 6 different situations, students have to put the correct order of the photos.

Play the video, let your students listen to the script first, don’t watch it yet.

Play the video again, this time allow students to watch it as well.

Check the answers.

During the video Jack and his mum explain different customs and traditions performed during Halloween but also they refer to the things they’re planning this year. Your learners are going to watch the video again and find the difference between present simple and present continuous.

Distribute Ex.2- students watch and listen to the video again and fill in the missing words:

1. I………………….. a pumpkin lantern.

2.We ………………. fancy dress costumes.

3. I ……………. a sheet.

4.We …………… lots of food.

5.I………………….. sandwiches.

6.I………………….. scary pizzas.

7.Our friends ………………. to the party.

8.Everyone ………………….. scary

 

1. I……….’m making…………. a pumpkin lantern.

2.We ……wear …………. fancy dress costumes.

3. I ……..’m wearing……. a sheet.

4.We …..have………. lots of food.

5.I………..’m making………… sandwiches.

6.I…...’m making…………….. scary pizzas.

7.Our friends ………..come…….. to the party.

8.Everyone …………….looks……. scary.

 

Later ask students to do Ex 3 in which they have to divide the sentences 1-8 in Ex2 in two categories:

This people usually do on Halloween:

Things Jack and his friends are doing this year:

   
   
   
   

Ask learners to talk about the Halloween customs in their country + what are the things you’re doing this year.

You could also play the games that Jack and his friends played in the video.

There’s an additional activity for the video here

 

 

 

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