Procedure  of  the  Lesson


  1. Warming Up Activities

1.1. Greeting  Chain

1.2.  Lesson   Subject

1.3.  Phonetic  Exercises


  1. Main  Part
    • Phonetic Drills
    • Before Reading  Activities
    • While Reading  Activities
    • After Reading  Activities  (Individual  Work – Writing)
    • Skills Activities  (Pair  and  Group  Work – Reading,  Speaking,  Listening)

2.6.  Skills  Activities  (Pair  Work) – Interaction  Activities

2.7.  Skills  Activities  (Individual  Work) – Production  Activities


  1. Final Part

3.1.  Home Task Aid

3.2.  Marks Motivation


  1. Warming  Up  Activities
  • Greeting Chain

The  Teacher  greets  all  the  Pupils  with  “How  are  you?”  and  they  greet  each  other     one  by  one.  The  last  Pupil  greets  the  Teacher  asking  “ How  are  you?”  The  Teacher  answers  “Fine.  Thank  you.”

  • Lesson Subject

The  Teacher  informs  the  subject:  “ Traditions.  Customs.  Halloween.”

  • Phonetic Exercises

The  exercise  like  the  following  helps  the  Teacher  make  the  Pupils  be  ready  for

the  work  at  the  English  lesson.

Halloween  Tongue  Twister:

If  two  witches  would  watch  two watches,  which  witch  would  watch  which  watch?


  1. Main Part
  • Phonetic Drills

The  Teacher  offers  the  Pupils  the  Word  List  for  pronunciation:















  • Before Reading Activities

The  Teacher  offers  the  Pupils  to  match  the  followings:


  1. costume          a)  someone who does very cruel things
  2.  spirit                             b)  carnival dress
  3. ghost                            c)  dead, not alive
  4. evil        d)  scare
  5. frighten e)  the  spirit  of  the  dead  person


  • While Reading  Activities

The  Teacher  offers  the  Pupils  to  read  the  followings  and  try  to  understand  the  underlined  words:




The ancient people who inhabited what we now call Great Britain divided the year into two seasons: growing season and winter. Life and Death. Druids placed great importance on passing of one season to the next. Summer officially ended on October 31-st. On that day people celebrated the Celtic New Year. And the next day was the first day of winter. Being between two seasons it was a very magical time, when the barriers between our world and the spirit world were at their weakest, so the people could see the spirits on the earth. The tradition of dressing in costumes for Halloween comes from believing that ghosts leave people’s homes when people wearing masks and costumes leave their homes after dark. So old Celts dressed up in costumes paraded through the villages causing destruction in order to frighten evils.



  • After Reading  Activities

The  Teacher  offers  the  Pupils  to  do  the  Line – Word:














The  Teacher  offers  the  task  for  the  Line – Word:


  1. Live somewhere
  2. Walk together  to  celebrate  something
  3. Ancient people  inhabited  Britain
  4. People celebrate  it  on  31-st  of  October
  5. On HALLOWEEN  people  dress  up  in  …
  6. Opposite to  strong
  7. Make two  from  one
  8. Ruination
  9. Very, very  old


2.5.  Skills  Activities  (Pair  and  Group  Work – Reading,  Speaking,  Listening)


The  Teacher  offers  the  Pupils  to  work  in  groups  of   two  or  three:  use the  following  text,  HALLOWEEN  ATTRIBUTES  and  make  their  own  story  about  HALLOWEEN:  “So,  listen,  watch  and  play  with  us!”


A  bit  of  history…

Everybody  knows  that  31-st  of  October  has  a  reputation  as  a night  on  which  ghosts, witches  and  fairies  are  especially  active.  But… Do  you  know  that  Halloween  comes  from ALL  HALLOW  EVEN,  the  eve  of  ALL  SAINTS  DAY.  People  believed  that  evil  spirits came  with  the  long  hours  of  winter  darkness  and  on  that  night  the  barriers  between  our world  and  the  spirit  world  were  at  their  weakest,  so  the  people  could  see  the  spirits  on the  earth.


Symbols  of  Halloween…

One  of  the  symbols  of  Halloween  is  carving  pumpkings.  It  was  originally  associated  with  the  harvest  time  in  general.  Everybody  knows  that  pumpkin  is  very  tasty  and  useful.  A  lot  of  dishes  can  be  cooked  using  it.  People  wanted  to  have  a  good  harvest,  so  they  should  soften  spirits  and  frighten  away  witches  and  ghosts.  People  did  carving, put  a  pumpking  with  a  lighted  candle  inside  on  the  window  sill.


Other  symbol  is  fire.  People  believed  that  light  had  power  over  darkness.  In  some  places of  Britain  they  used  to  jump  over  the  fire  to  bring  good  luck.  Nowadays  they  use  fire  to  frighten  evils  and  for precaution.  Girls place  hazel  nuts  in  front  of  the  fire,  each  one to  symbolize  one  of  her  suitors.  She  can  find  out  who  her  future  husband  will  be  by chanting:  “If  you  love  me,  pop  and  fly”;  “If  you  hate  me,  burn  and  die”.


Another  symbol  is  an  apple.  Halloween  was  also  sometimes  called  Snap  Apple  Night.

A  game  called  snap  apple  was  played  where  apples  were  suspended  on  a  long  piece  of string.  Contestants,  sometimes  blindfolded,  had  to  try  to  bite  the  apple  without  using  their  hands.


Another  symbol  is  dressing  up.  The  tradition  of  dressing  in  costumes  for  Halloween comes  from  believing  that  ghosts  leave  people’s  homes  when  people  wearing  masks  and costumes  leave  their  homes  after  dark.  To  keep  ghosts  away  from  their  houses  on Halloween  people  place  bowls  with  food  outside  their  homes  to prevent them from entering.


One  more  symbol  is  trick-or-treating.  First  of  all it’s a celebration for children on Halloween.  Children  in  costumes  go  from  house  to  house  asking  for  treats  such  as candies  or  money,  with  the  question:  “Trick or treat?”  The  homeowners  should  give  “a treat”  if  they  don’t  want  to  have  “a trick”  with  their  property.  Nowadays  it’s  mostly humorous  and  children  perform  some  sort  of   “trick”:  they  sing  a  song  or  tell  a  ghost story   to  earn  their  “treats”.


The  Pupils  organize  their  work  in  such  a  way:

  • st group – the  history
  • nd group – pumpkin  carving  symbol
  • ird group – fire  symbol
  • th group – apple  symbol
  • th group – dressing  up  symbol
  • th group – trick-or-treating  symbol



The  Teacher:  “Now  you  see  what  HALLOWEEN  is!  In  Ukraine  we  have got  a  lot  of    traditions.  Some  of  them  are  very  similar,  other  ones – rather  different.  …  but  …  we  are  the  people  of  the  same  world,  of  the  same  PLANET!  Our  PLANET  is  our  Mother  and  We  are   its  Children!”


Everybody  sings  the  song.


“We’re The World”

There comes a time when we hear a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
and it’s time to lend a hand to life
There greatest gift of all

We can’t go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of God’s great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
it’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they’ll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand


When you’re down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there’s no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one




2.6.    Skills  Activities  (Pair  Work) – Interaction  Activities

The  Teacher  offers  the  Pupils  to  work  in  pairs  and  make  up  their  own  dialogue  about  Halloween.

The  Pupils  work  using  the  text  about  HALLOWEEN.


  • Skills Activities  (Individual  Work) – Production  Activities

The  Teacher  offers  the  Pupils  to  answer  the  question:  “What  is  HALLOWEEN  for you?”

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