The History of halloween Costumes witch, Pumpkin, tradition: English listening practice - Topic 5

source: Helena Daily English     2016年6月18日
The history of halloween Costumes witch, Original Name, Pumpkin, tradition. English Listening Practice with subtitle topic 5: Halloween. Everyday Helena daily english channel will provide to you the topics relate to social life. Practice listening english everyday through real topics in life is a good way to improve english listening and reading skill. Let's listening and find out the topic Halloween.
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Before you read / listen
Match the words and phrases in the table to their definitions.

1. nocturnal
2. pagan
3. to cheer someone up
4. pumpkin
5. festival 6. folklore

a. to make a sad person happy
b. a special day or period when people celebrate something
c. relating to ancient religions that worshipped many gods
d. the traditional stories and culture of a group of people
e. a large round vegetable with hard yellow or orange flesh
f. active at night
Comprehension Task

True or false
Read the statements and decide if they are true or false.
1. Lots of people like Hallowe'en.
2. The Celts celebrated Samhain at the end of autumn.
3. The Christian Church took over the older pagan festivals.
4. Only poor people play 'Trick or Treat'.
5. Witches are a modern invention.
6. Jack O'Lantern was another name for the devil.
7. Animals that are active at night are popular symbols of Hallowe'en.