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Halloween resources

A range of worksheets, lesson plans and interactive materials to help your students learn all about Halloween.

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Whether you teach children, teenagers or adults, you’ll find plenty of choice for your Halloween-themed lessons. From worksheets about the history of Halloween to songs and activities for young learners, and from a scary webquest to audio serializations of literary classics, we’ve got all your spooky needs covered!

Want more? Visit the Macmillan Readers page of Halloween resources for a collection of spine-tingling stories this October.

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Live from London: Halloween Video

This video includes interviews with Londoners talking about Halloween.

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Film and TV: Horror movies

In this lesson, students practise speaking, listening and using new language about horror movies.

Happy Halloween! Video

A song and interactive games on the spooky topic of Halloween.

Children

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Flashcards: Halloween and fantasy creatures (UK)

A British English set of flashcards on the topic of Halloween and fantasy creatures to print and use in class.

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Flashcards: Halloween and fantasy creatures (US)

An American English set of flashcards on the topic of Halloween and fantasy creatures to print and use in class.

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Young learner topics: Festivals - Halloween Trick-or-treat rap

An activity with accompanying audio, available at two different difficulty levels.

Adults and teenagers

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Film and TV: Thrillers

In this lesson, students practise speaking, listening and using new language about thrillers.

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Webquest: Halloween

This spooky webquest includes activities on popular Halloween traditions, global celebrations and terrifying tales.

Grammar: Murder mystery

Simon Mumford’s sinister winning lesson serves up a healthy dose of intrigue in order to revise the past tenses.  

Macmillan Readers

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Owl Hall

Owl Hall, by Robert Campbell and Lindsay Clandfield, is a gripping teenage mystery story told in thirteen spooky parts with book, website and audio serialization.

Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

This advanced-level story, by M R James, is set in Burnstow, a seaside town on the east coast of England. It tells of how university professor makes an interesting discovery with disturbing consequences. It is told in seven parts; each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by Daniel Barber or Ceri Jones, which includes teacher’s notes, student worksheets and a full transcript and glossary. Part 1 is free to all onestopenglish users.

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