Halloween SpecialPart III: Halloween Vocabulary
Part 1: Matching Beasties
Part 2: Halloween Traditions
Part 4: "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe - Reading Comprehension
Study the following vocabulary related to Halloween and then take the quiz below.
Bobbing for apples
Noun (game) - This is a traditional Halloween game. You put apples in a barrel of water and people try to take the floating apples out of the water using only their mouths.
Adjective - An evil, wild, otherworldly laughing sound
Verb - (regular: carve - carved - carved) to cut with a knive, in the context of a pumpkin to cut a face into the pumpkin.
Very bad behaviour with cruel intent.
Location containing evil spirits or ghosts, usually a house or castle.
Noun - the spirit of a dead person which appears again. Ghosts at Halloween are usually dressed in white sheets.
Adjective - Something so ugly you cannot look at it.
Adjective - very frightened, afraid or scared.
Noun - A carved pumpkin usually with a candle burning inside to illuminate the pumpkin.
Noun - A large, orange vegetable in the squash family associated with Halloween.
Noun - The bone structre of a body without the flesh.
"Trick or Treat"
Saying - Used by children when going from house to house asking for candy. The phrase also means that if you don't give me a treat I will play a trick on you!
Adjective - the same as evil.
Noun - A woman with magic powers (usually evil).
Choose the correct word from the list above to complete the senetence. Click on the arrow to check your answer.