Lesson plan overview
This English lesson plan is dedicated to Halloween. It is perfect for pre-intermediate students and works on all 4 skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.
Reading: after an initial discussion, students read a short text about different Halloween traditions and activities and then they match words from the text to their definitions. After that they discuss the traditions and other questions given.
Video: Students watch a video: “Halloween traditions: where did they come from?” and complete 2 tasks: first they complete the extracts with the words they hear and then they answer a few questions in their own words.
Grammar: comparatives and superlatives. There is an overview of the rules, after which students find and correct the mistakes in 5 sentences. As a speaking practice, students are given photos of different Halloween costumes which they have to compare.
Vocabulary: Halloween decoration, props and accessories. Students match the words given to the correct picture to learn common Halloween party decorations.
Speaking: Students organise their own Halloween party- They talk about the food, the decoration, the costumes etc. and then they present their ideas to the class – the best idea wins!
You can use the set of printable conversation cards for additional speaking practice.
Related lessons: “Where do phobias come from?“, “Phrasal verbs: Halloween“, “Idioms: fear”
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