Happy Halloween everybody! This week we told scary stories and got in the creepy mood of one of my favorite holidays.
This week, learners should try a scary story to get you in the mood of Halloween or a listening activity about ghost hunters (mp3 and transcript)
For original version check out the podcast Limetown, I recommend starting with season one episode one or some readings of Edgar Allen Poe.
Learners should try some adapted texts about the Salem Witch Trials or an article called Do You Believe in Ghosts?
For original version, try a scary folktale like ghosts in the alley or you might want to peruse the collection of creepy things that seem real but aren't about modern urban legends.
Try writing a horror story about a haunted house. Start with this prompt and continue the story:
The estate agent meets you by the gate. She seems nervous.
“It’s a lot bigger than in the pictures,” you say, looking over the house looming in the distance. A single ash tree, its limbs bare, totters in the yard.
“But such a great price, a once in a lifetime opportunity,” insists the estate agent.
You sign the papers, and the house is yours.