Halloween: not only abroad now
Picture taken tonight in my street - beautiful pumpinks along an Italian streeet and children playing and asking for sweets.
Halloween is now part of a cultural tradition that goes beyond the USA and the English speaking countries : tonight my street presented pumpinks almost near every building,at windows and by the main entrance to houses. I live in Italy and the tradition came some years ago, it was mainly shared by many American soldiers who were living in my country. In the last 10 years Halloween has become part of our life and children and young people now go to Halloween parties.
What is now available online:
Materials to be downloaded and used in class:
http://www.eslflow.com/Halloweenlessons.html ( to download materials)
For more information online:
Nice collections online where teachers share what they have already found : Pearltrees, Pinterest and more social bookmarking are now offering many weblinks. This is just one I have found by googling " Halloween and ELT":
Halloween, by yessicadahlman
Some recipes: a recent video on the YouTube
An interesting weblink for searching more recipes :
Finally more information about Halloween in Ireland
Here is a nice listening exercise for ESL learners done by using Zaption : a nice way for doing English and culture :
I am now looking for short stories in English to be read in class but up to now I have found only long ones.