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Halloween competition
Markaki- Markoulaki Language School
Divide the participants into groups to get the
competition started. Prepare signs for each
group. Distribute one bell to e...
Stage 1: Hangman! Can you find
the words? Go to www.hangman.no
Stage 2: Quiz time!
Video: History of Halloween
https://youtu.be/91EstdKw4CE
Are you ready to answer 8 questions?
1. Where is Halloween
mainly celebrated?
2. What did the Celts
celebrate on 1st November?
3. Who was remembered on
All Hallows Day?
4. Why kind of costumes did
people wear on Halloween?
5. And why did they wear
costumes?
6. Which vegetable is used
to make a Jack O’ Lantern?
7. Who mainly celebrates
Halloween nowadays?
8. What do children say when they
visit people’s houses on Halloween?
Stage 3: Mystery
Read about a mysterious case. Each team discusses
privately for a few minutes before coming up with a
fina...
It started as a bit of fun — four teenagers going into an empty old
house. All they were looking for was a night of advent...
“Lilly? Where are you?” Their whispers grew louder as they began to go back
along the corridor. “Stop playing around…. Lil...
“You left me alone!” Anne screamed as they ran back in. “Let’s get
out of here.” The boys agreed. Whoever had done this wa...
“Billy Willis. He’s this homeless drinker who’s been staying in the old mansion for
years. I kick him out and lock up the ...
Stage 4: Friends’ Halloween
All teams watch Friends Halloween Party Part 1 https://
youtu.be/pK3_3GFKJT8 and prepare a sim...
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Halloween activities for older learners

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Halloween activities for older learners

  1. 1. Halloween competition Markaki- Markoulaki Language School
  2. 2. Divide the participants into groups to get the competition started. Prepare signs for each group. Distribute one bell to each team.
  3. 3. Stage 1: Hangman! Can you find the words? Go to www.hangman.no
  4. 4. Stage 2: Quiz time! Video: History of Halloween https://youtu.be/91EstdKw4CE Are you ready to answer 8 questions?
  5. 5. 1. Where is Halloween mainly celebrated?
  6. 6. 2. What did the Celts celebrate on 1st November?
  7. 7. 3. Who was remembered on All Hallows Day?
  8. 8. 4. Why kind of costumes did people wear on Halloween?
  9. 9. 5. And why did they wear costumes?
  10. 10. 6. Which vegetable is used to make a Jack O’ Lantern?
  11. 11. 7. Who mainly celebrates Halloween nowadays?
  12. 12. 8. What do children say when they visit people’s houses on Halloween?
  13. 13. Stage 3: Mystery Read about a mysterious case. Each team discusses privately for a few minutes before coming up with a final answer. The team which got closest to the right answer wins this round.
  14. 14. It started as a bit of fun — four teenagers going into an empty old house. All they were looking for was a night of adventure before one of them went off to university. What they found instead was death, a murder as bad as anything they’d ever seen at the movies. The four teens were Lilly Kincaid, her younger sister, Anne, and their boyfriends, Mark and Larry. One August night, a week before Lilly was to leave for university, the four of them finally did what they’d always talked about, breaking into the scary Alway mansion at midnight to search for ghosts. Lilly’s boyfriend, Mark, had been in the lead, using his torch to light up the inside of the house. The boys were having their fun, scaring the girls at every opportunity. They had finished exploring the first floor and were halfway down a second floor corridor when Larry turned around and saw that Lilly was not behind him anymore.
  15. 15. “Lilly? Where are you?” Their whispers grew louder as they began to go back along the corridor. “Stop playing around…. Lilly?” And then they heard it. Several shouts followed by a scream. Lilly’s scream. When Anne and the boys got back to the dusty bedroom, they saw the 18- year-old girl stretched out on the bed frame. A hunting knife was sticking out from her chest, the black handle facing her shoes. At first it seemed like a sick joke, Lilly trying to scare the boys. Anne pushed her sister, telling her to stop the dramatics. “Lilly?” Anne looked down at her own hands, now suddenly covered with blood. “She’s… She’s dead.” Mark was just stepping forward to check if Lilly was really hurt when Anne gasped. “Oh, my God. Did you see?” She pointed out into the hallway. “A man with a knife.” The boys ran straight after the man, leaving Anne alone. No more than 30 seconds later, as they were running through the downstairs rooms, a second scream made them stop. “Anne!” Mark and Larry hurried straight back upstairs.
  16. 16. “You left me alone!” Anne screamed as they ran back in. “Let’s get out of here.” The boys agreed. Whoever had done this was still nearby, holding that second knife. They ran, Anne between the two boys, and didn’t stop until they’d reached the safety of the police station. When Ben Alway, owner of the empty house, was told of the murder, he seemed as shocked as everyone else. “How awful! I teach at the high school, so I knew Lilly. A wonderful girl. Pretty, smart, sweet. Her folks never went to college, and they’d been saving for years just so one of their kids could go to a good university. Last year Lilly took my class in college preparation. Anne took the class this year. I guess she’ll be applying to Harvard now. Have you talked to Billy?” “Who?” The officer took out his notepad.
  17. 17. “Billy Willis. He’s this homeless drinker who’s been staying in the old mansion for years. I kick him out and lock up the place, but he always finds some way in. The girl must have surprised old Billy.” The officer wrote hurriedly. “When did you last see Mr. Willis?” “I caught him in the house this afternoon. He really wanted a drink. He can be crazy and violent at times, especially when he needs alcohol.” Within the hour, they discovered the middle-aged man passed out in the park. Two empty whisky bottles were on the ground beside him and his hand was holding a third. Billy was still very drunk but he denied the murder. “I haven’t been in that place for days. That Alway guy is crazy. Last time, he took a shotgun and put it right up to my head. Said he’d blow my brains out if I ever came back.” The clerk at Kline’s All- Nite Drink Shop had been the last person to see Billy that night. “He came in about 11 p.m. Bought three bottles of whisky and paid for them in loose change. Billy begs on Oak Street. Sometimes he makes enough to get cheap whisky. ” Although Anne Kincaid was unable to identify Billy Willis in a line- up, he is the police’s number one suspect. Do they have enough evidence to make an arrest? You decide.
  18. 18. Stage 4: Friends’ Halloween All teams watch Friends Halloween Party Part 1 https:// youtu.be/pK3_3GFKJT8 and prepare a similar simple dialogue to act out on stage. The team which is up to most challenges ultimately wins the competition (or the teacher-judges will choose the winning team in case of consecutive draws)

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