This week is Halloween-inspired! Today we’re going to look at some typical English vocabulary you will hear during Halloween. Studying at the Oxford English Academy is not just about vocabulary and grammar but also about learning English customs.

The best way to practice them would be to rent a Halloween movie and watch it with English subtitles, in English. Every time they say one of these words, try to remember what it means before checking.

autumn- the season between summer and winter.

bats – an animal that has wings and a furry body like a mouse.

broom – a brush that has a long handle and that is used for sweeping floors.

cackle – to laugh noisily and, usually unpleasantly, like a witch.

candy – an American English word for a sweet food made with sugar or chocolate.

cauldron – a large pot, usually said to be used by witches.

costumes – the clothes that are worn by someone (such as an actor) who is trying to look like a different person or thing.

creepy –  strange or scary, causing people to feel nervous and afraid.

doorbell – a bell inside a house or building that is rung usually by pushing a button beside an outside door.

eerie – strange and mysterious.

excitement – a feeling of eager enthusiasm and interest, the state of being excited.

flashlight/torch – a small electric light that can be carried in your hand and that runs on batteries.

frighten – to cause someone to become afraid.

ghoul – an evil creature in frightening stories that robs graves and eats dead bodies.

goblin – an ugly and sometimes evil creature that likes to cause trouble.

graveyard – a place where people are buried.

haunted house – a house lived in or visited by ghosts.

hoot – the loud, deep sound made by an owl

howl – to make a long, loud cry that sounds sad.

 

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