Crossword “Halloween”

Урок 2. Занимательный английский 5–7 классы

В ходе этого урока учащиеся будут разгадывать кроссворд по теме «Хэллоуин». Также ребята смогут узнать много новой и интересной информации об этом празднике.

Конспект урока "Crossword “Halloween”"

– Hello, everyone! My name is Kevin.

– Hello, boys and girls! I’m Charlie.

– Welcome to our lesson.

– We are happy to see you!

– Today we have a guest.

– It’s our good friend Benjamin.

– Hi, Kevin! Hi, Charlie!

– Hi, Benjamin. What are you doing here so early?

– Is everything okay?

– Yes, of course! Everything is wonderful! I just couldn’t wait any longer.

– Wait for what?

– Well… Yesterday evening I went to the clothing store and bought a Halloween costume for myself. I really wanted to show my costume to you, but it was too late for visits.

– Oh, right! Tomorrow is Halloween.

– Benjamin, let us see your costume!

– Okay. Give me 5 minutes, please!

– Sure!

5 minutes later

– Benjamin, you look so cool!

– Yeah! You look like a real skeleton. I think your costume will be the best this year!

– Thank you, guys!

– As we can see, you like this holiday a lot.

– Oh, I just love it. Halloween is my favourite holiday, and I know everything about it.

– Oh, we don’t believe you. It can’t be true.

– Well, it is true.

– All right! If it’s true, it won’t be a problem for you to solve the crossword related to Halloween.

– That’s right! Benjamin, can you do that?

– Yes, of course. It’s easy!

– Great! In this case, let’s start.

So, today in the lesson we will:

● solve the crossword “Halloween”;


● talk about this holiday.

Benjamin, before you start solving the crossword, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that the answers can consist of two or more words.

For example:

Go camping

(In this case, you should write down all the words together.)

Great! Now we can start!


What animal is the main symbol of Halloween thanks to its mysterious power? Don’t forget to specify the colour of this animal.

Let’s check!

The right answer is:

Black cat

Black cats have long served as objects of superstition. In Medieval France and Spain they were considered to be bringers of bad luck to any human they came near. Many Medieval Germans believed themselves to be cursed if a black cat crossed their path from left to right.

Black cats, however, have also served as symbols of good luck in numerous cultures. In the British Islands black cats are often believed to bring wealth to any house they occupied. In Japan they are also considered to bring good luck.

Nowadays, many people understand that black cats are just as wonderful and sweet as any other cats. But they’re still considered to be the symbols of Halloween because of their history and thanks to their mysterious power.

What is the main symbol of the festival? It’s usually carved in a particular way.

Check yourselves!

The right answer is:


Halloween has many easily identifiable symbols. The main symbol of the festival is a pumpkin carved in a particular way. It looks like a head with two wide-open eyes, a triangle nose and a creepy smile.

How do we call the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living?

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The right answer is:


Halloween had its origins in the festival of Samhain (the god of death) among the Celts of ancient Britain and Ireland. During the Samhain festival the souls of those who had died were believed to return to visit their homes, and those who had died during the year were believed to journey to the other world.

8. How do we call a woman who is believed to have magical powers and who uses them to harm or help other people?

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Witches are among the main symbols of Halloween, because they are believed to have an ability to communicate with the dead. And as we know, Halloween is a day to remember all the dead.

9. What do witches usually use to fly according to the myths?

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The right answer is:


The image of a witch on a broom is extremely popular today. The broom is considered to be the main witch attribute, because witches use brooms to fly at night.

10. When do people celebrate Halloween? Write down only the month!

Check yourselves!

The right answer is:


Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October in such countries as the UK, the USA, Canada, etc. Halloween is a shortened version of All Hallows’ Day (or All Saints’ Day).

12. What adjective do we use to describe a place regularly visited by ghosts?

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The right answer is:


A haunted building or other place is one that is inhabited by the souls of those who had died.


Who is said to appear at night to bite people’s necks and suck their blood according to the stories?

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The right answer is:


One of the most popular Halloween costumes is to dress up as a vampire. For some reason, people just love Dracula and others of his kind. There are many films, cartoons, comics and books about vampires. In folklore and fiction a vampire is usually depicted as a pale-skinned person with big fangs.

What do people usually wear on Halloween?

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The right answer is:


On Halloween children and their parents usually dress up as witches, skeletons, ghosts, zombies, vampires, pirates and so on.

What do people usually put inside the pumpkin on Halloween?

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The right answer is:


On Halloween people usually put candles inside their pumpkins to glow in the darkness. After that they place the pumpkins on their windowsills and in the gardens to frighten evil spirits away.

What phrase do children usually yell when they go from door to door asking for sweets?

Let’s check!

The right answer is:

Trick or treat

On Halloween children usually go out in groups and knock at people’s doors yelling the phrase “Trick or treat!”. Usually people give children sweets, fruit and candies, but if they don’t, the children can play a trick on them.

How do we call a thin net made by a spider to catch insects?

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The right answer is:


If you see a spider on Halloween, it’s the spirit of a dead person watching over you. It is also believed that if a white spider makes a web above your bed, you’ll have good luck. But if a black spider makes a web above your bed, you’ll soon have misfortune.

11. Black colour is the traditional colour of Halloween. What is the second traditional colour of this festivity?

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The right answer is:


Black is the colour of long winter nights, and orange is the colour of autumn harvest.

13. What genre of films and cartoons do people usually watch on Halloween?

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The right answer is:


On Halloween television broadcasts a lot of horror films and cartoons to create a necessary atmosphere during this festivity.

– Wow, Benjamin! That is so impressive!

– Yeah! Now we can see that you truly know everything about Halloween.

– Thank you, guys! I’m glad to hear that.

– All right! Now it’s time to say goodbye to everyone.

– Goodbye, friends!

– See you soon.


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