My favorite time of the year -- HALLOWEEN! We discussed all things creepy, unsettling, sinister, terrifying in this week's candle-lit class. Happy Halloween, everyone!
Learners can try several different listening comprehension activities about horror films or Zombie School: A Survival Guide. You can also learn about the history of Halloween.
For original version listening, try some creepy podcasts: Radio Rental, The Scaredy Cats Horror Show or HAUNTED PLACES or Spooked
Learners can try some reading from British Council, My Strange Obsession with Horror Movies, or How to Not Do Halloween.
For original version, I recommend reading something scary to get in the Halloween mood: Wikipedia's list of unusual deaths, or Edith Wharton's short gothic story, Afterward.
For writing this week, try some creative writing. Write a short scary story. If you need some ideas to get you started you can use one of the following prompts:
Prompt 1: It’s late at night, and you hear footsteps in the cellar—but you’re definitely home alone . . . or so you thought.
Prompt 2: You’ve put that doll in the cabinet, in the closet, in the attic, but no matter where you tuck it, it always shows back up on the sofa. On Halloween night, you come out to find it watching you . . .
Prompt 3: A bad-tempered businessman is driving home after a long day of work. He thinks he sees his kids trick-or-treating and stops to pick them up—but those aren’t costumes.