Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Intermediate (B1) Filling-gaps, history of Halloween and the All Saints` Day in Europe
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Scene summary:
History of Halloween from Celtic festival to nowadays. Festival`s origin and traditions.
Video length: 3 minutes 12 seconds
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-10-27, 15:10:44 (GMT+1)
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Video quiz questions (printable)

1)

Fill the gap: from communion with the ________________________ to pumpkins.

2)

Fill the gap: and ________________________ Halloween is a patchwork ________________________ stitch together with cultural religious and occult traditions that spans centuries.

3)

Fill the gap: A people whose ________________________ had spread across Europe more than 2,000 years ago.

4)

Fill the gap: They celebrated the end of the ________________________ season in a festival called Samhain that night also marked the Celtic New Year,

5)

Fill the gap: It was the time when the veil between ________________________ and ________________________ was supposed to be at its thinnest on Samhain

6)

Fill the gap: So November 1st was designated ________________________ to honor martyrs and the deceased faithful.

7)

Fill the gap: It was a calculated move on the part of the church to bring more ________________________ into the fold.

8)

Fill the gap: Hallow means ________________________ or saintly.

9)

Fill the gap: The holiday came to America with the wave of ________________________ immigrants during the Potato famine of the 1840s.

10)

Fill the gap: They brought several of their holiday ________________________ with them,

11)

Fill the gap: But over the years, the ________________________ of harmless ________________________ grew into outright vandalism

12)

Fill the gap: It really became a ________________________ holiday.

13)

Fill the gap: I mean , there was such hooliganism and ________________________ trick-or-treating was originally a extortion deal.

14)

Fill the gap: ________________________ the late 30s, trick-or-treat became the holiday ________________________

Lesson plan

Pre-tasks

1. Do like Halloween ?

2. Do you celebrate Halloween?

Follow-up tasks

1. How is the All Saints` Day celebrated in Poland ?

2. Do you think is All Saints`Ball, a party organised for children by church or school, a good altenative for celebrating Halloween ?

Vocabulary list

  • patchwork: a type of sewing in which a lot of small pieces of different material are sewn together (zszywanka)
  • occult: the study of magic or mysterious powers (okultyzm)
  • to span: the period of time that something exists or happens (obejmować)
  • to spread across: to arrange something so that it covers a large area (rozprzestrzeniać coś)
  • harvest: the time when crops are cut and collected from fields (żniwa, zbiory)
  • Samhain: Samhain s a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year
  • bonfire: a large fire outside, often used for burning waste (ognisko)
  • veil: a thin piece of material that covers a woman's face (zasłona,woalka)
  • martyr: someone who dies for their beliefs(męczennik)
  • deceased: dead (zmarły)
  • fold: your home or an organization where you feel you belong (wspólnota wyznaniowa, owczarnia)
  • All Saints' Day: in Western Christianity, 1 November, when all the Christian saints are remembered (Uroczystość Wszystkich Świętych)
  • saints: people who have received an official honour for having lived in a good and holy way (święci)
  • Great Famine, also called Irish Potato Famine, Great Irish Famine, or Famine of 1845–49: famine that occurred in Ireland in 1845–49 when the potato crop failed in successive years. The crop failures were caused by late blight, a disease that destroys both the leaves and the edible roots, or tubers, of the potato plant.
  • Apple bobbing/bobbing for apples: a game often played on Halloween.
  • trick or treat: cukierek abo psikus/cukierek albo figielek
  • prankster: someone who plays pranks on people
  • harmless: not able or not likely to cause harm(nieszkodliwy)
  • extortion: getting something by force or threats, or with difficulty (wymuszenie)
  • festival: a special day or period, usually in memory of a religious event, with its own social activities, food, or ceremonies (święto)
  • cemetery: a place where dead people are buried
  • to light candles on a grave: zapalić znicz na grobie
  • reflection: serious and careful thought (zaduma)

About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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the.
2020-10-30 15:46:36
thanks
carminski
2021-10-25 16:20:17
Thanks a bunch .