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Bet You Didn't Know: Halloween History

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Video Length: 2:15

Updated on: 10/18/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a viewing/listening exercise about the history of Halloween and its traditions. It includes discussion and conversation activities about holidays, traditions, and Halloween. Students learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on the difference between the usage of the past simple / would + [base verb]. There are additional grammar tasks included, as well as a lesson reflection at the end.

Video Description

A breakdown of the history of Halloween and its traditions, while covering the impact Halloween has on the economy.

Lesson Activities

Halloween, Traditions
Prediction Check, Ancient/Contemporary Halloween, Short Answers
Images, True/False Prediction
Past Simple vs. Would + [base verb]
Past Simple / Would + [base verb], Traditions Task, Lesson Reflection

Lesson Topics

Holiday, International Day, Halloween, Traditions, Holidays

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