Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Using basic Halloween vocabulary. Students identify Halloween creatures and listen to lyrics.
Scene summary:
The introduction to 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' film. We see Halloween creatures and ithe introduction of 'Jack', the main character.
Video length: 3 minutes 38 seconds
Video genre: Music video
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-10-17, 00:50:04 (GMT+1)
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

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What is on his head?

  • A squash
  • A carrot
  • A pumpkin
  • An orange

2) What is that building?

  • A haunted house
  • A fun house
  • A hospital
  • A library

3) What are the song lyrics?

Fill the gap: ________________________ or ________________________ until the neighbors die of fright.

4) Where does the monster live?

Answer the question using your own words

5) What are these creatures?

  • Zombies
  • Dragons
  • Vampires
  • Children

6) What are these creatures?

  • Skeletons
  • Witches
  • Itoshima High School Students
  • Mermaids

7) What are the song lyrics?

Fill the gap: I am the ________________________ on the ________________________ at night

8) What are the song lyrics?

Put the words in order: is scream!' Halloween, 'This everybody

9) What is he?

Answer the question using your own words

Lesson plan

Pre-tasks

1. Hangman on the board to spell Halloween

2. Students have 1 minute to write down as many words related to Halloween that they already know. Teams with original answers get points.

3. Halloween domos

Follow-up tasks

1. Vocabulary match-up with definitions

2. Question and Answers about favorite parts of Halloween

3. Word search for homework

Discussion questions

1. Would you watch this film?

2. Do you like scary films?

3. Have you ever worn a costume of any of the creatures in this video?

4. Why do you think the film is called `The Nightmare Before Christmas`?

Vocabulary list

  • Skeleton: The bones in your body
  • Vampire: A dead monster that drinks blood
  • Pumpkin: An orange vegetable
  • Haunted House: An old house that has lots of ghosts that won't leave
  • Witch: A magical woman
  • Nightmare: A bad dream
  • Trick or Treat: Children go to their neighbor's houses and ask for candy
  • Strange: Different in a bad way
  • Monster: A scary magical thing (not an animal or human)
  • Scream: Make a loud noise when you are scared
  • Shadow: The dark shape behind you when there`s no light

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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merchefm
2018-10-17 14:13:58
My students will love it! Thanks!
nikiekefa
2018-10-17 17:38:03
great video!!
lolisrr
2018-10-22 09:20:37
Great video! Thanks!
Raquelcoler
2019-10-14 06:04:48
very nice! thanks!
superdur1
2020-10-14 13:27:03
This is sooo nice thank you ! I'm a fan of Tim Burton !
susana_cruz
2020-10-28 03:47:11
Thanks! My students enjoyed it!!!
mrtke
2020-10-29 19:17:20
Thank you!