English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

HOLIDAYS: Halloween (October 31)

Choose the best response to complete each sentence.

1. Halloween is (feasted/celebrated) on the last day of October. Many of its current traditions actually stem from (pagan/prehistoric) times.

2. One of the main Halloween traditions involves wearing (costumes/outfits).

3. Another popular tradition is called "trick-or-treating". This is when children who are dressed (out/up) in scary or funny costumes go around the neighborhood asking for candy.

4. Children come to someone's house, (sound/ring) the doorbell (or knock), and when someone answers the door, the children are supposed to say "Trick or treat!", which means they want candy :)

5. Halloween is not only for children. Many (adults/elders) celebrate this holiday as well, usually by going to parties.

6. Another popular tradition involves (carving/craving) a pumpkin (cutting out what's inside and making a face out of it).

7. After a pumpkin is (carved/craved), people usually place a candle in the middle to make the "face" (shine/glow). This pumpkin face with a candle inside is called a "jack-o-lantern".

8. In some parts of the English-speaking world, people light (bonfires/campfires), which are large controlled outdoor fires.

9. Many people (decorate/renovate) their front yards, back yards, and windows will all kinds of "scary" images like witches, ghosts, goblins, etc.


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