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Warm-up Task:
Brainstorm a list of different types of monsters and scary creatures.

Vocabulary List

Conversation Questions:

  1. Is Halloween an important day in your country? What does it mean to you?
  2. Did you go trick or treating as a child? What do you think about this practice?
  3. Would you let your children go trick or treating? Is the world a more dangerous place these days?
  4. Have you ever been to a Halloween party or some other kind of costume party? What did you dress as? What happened at the party?
  5. Do you enjoy dressing up in costumes? Why or why not?
  6. These days, people don’t just wear scary costumes. They wear costumes based on many things including popular news stories and politicians. Is this against the traditional scary spirit of Halloween?
  7. These days, many Halloween costumes for adults seem to be overly revealing. Why are these kinds of costumes popular?
  8. If kids come to your house trick or treating on Halloween and you choose treat, what delicious treats will you give them?
  9. What is your favorite kind of candy or treat? What kind of treat would you be disappointed to receive?
  10. If some kids come to your house trick or treating on Halloween and you choose trick, what do you think they might do to you or your house?
  11. Do you enjoy practical jokes? Have you ever played a practical joke on someone? What did you do?
  12. Have you been the victim of a practical joke? What happened to you? How did you feel?
  13. What is your all-time favorite scary monster or creature of the night?
  14. Do you like horror movies? Why or why not? If so, what’s your favorite horror movie?
  15. Some people decorate their house to celebrate Halloween. Do you decorate your home to celebrate any special days?
  16. Have you ever carved a jack-o-lantern? How difficult or easy was it to carve?
  17. The celebration of Halloween has origins in remembering the dead and confronting the concept of death with humor. How do you feel about death?
  18. One tradition on Halloween is the telling of scary stories. Do you know any scary stories?