This week is Halloween-inspired! Today we’re going to look at some typical vocabulary words you will hear all the time during Halloween.
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.
candy – 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 – 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
hayride – an informal event in which a group of people ride for pleasure in a wagon, sleigh, or open truck that is partly filled with straw or hay.
hoot – the loud, deep sound made by an owl ; also : a similar loud, deep sound.
howl – to make a long, loud cry that sounds sad.
If you’ve enjoyed learning this vocabulary, you’ll love the ABA English course. You’ll learn even more! Make sure you don’t miss out on improving your English!