Halloween is undoubtedly one of my favorite holidays! So we spent the class telling creepy stories, talking about the Halloween festival in St. Helen's Oregon, and getting spooked!
Learners can listen to a scary story to get them in the mood for halloween (mp3 and transcript) or the scaredy cat listening comprehension exercise. For original version listening, I cannot recommnend enough the podcast series Charles Manson's hollywood. Or for horror stories try the No Sleep podcast. For music try Songs that Give you the Creeps.
And of course, watch some scary movies! My favorites are The Shining and recently I really enjoyed this year's movie The Witch.
Learners can ready about people's beliefs about ghosts or a folktale called Bloody Mary. For original version, check out some creepy short stories. I love the Lottery (PDF), and The Yellow Wallpaper.
This week for writing, try to get creative! Please write a ghost story or a scary story. Or tell about a moment in your life when you have felt really afraid.