Ashlie and Stephen's house is full of witches, wizards, and ghosts... and everyone's having a frighteningly good time!

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Ashlie says:

We didn't have time to make costumes so we just hired them.

Match the expressions to make sentences with 'so ... just ...'.

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Notice how some verbs in English can have two objects, a person + a thing:

                                         VERB     Person      Thing
Stephen:  I can                 SHOW     them        some magic.
Boy:         Look mister,     GIVE        us            a treat.
Ash:         Do you want to GIVE        her          a little stroke?

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I think people make magic tricks. Otherwise it's a party where we drink and eat something, dance and talk with friends, in costumes. There are also many decorations in the house.
I've never been in a trick or treating.

what does "what have you come as" mean?

Hello kanishka sharma,

This is a question we would ask at a party, for example, where everyone is wearing costumes. It means 'what have you come dressed as' and the answer might be something like 'I've come as Dracula' or 'I've come as an astronaut'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Congratulations to British's Council team...These videos are fantastic and they have many creativity and the characters Stephen and Ashly were the best. About the content was a little difficult to understand appropriately, but using the Cambridge Dictionary it became easy after a lot reading and listening again and again.

I don't know what do they play in the Haloween

Yes, I've

Very cool party. I want to celebrate the halloween too. But in my country the halloween isn't celebrated.

Hello again !
I didn't understood too: "Go on, tuck in guys."

Thank you !

Hello!
I hadn't undestood it too then I looked up at the dictionary and according to it "tuck in" means to eat a lot of food, especially when it is done with ethusiasm. So in this case I think Ashlie told them to take and eat the sweets as an invitation. Hope it helps you and I recomend you to use an online dictionary too, it's really helpfull. Good studies.

Hello Kirk,
I saw in this video's transcript: "we’re getting ready for our very own Hallowe'en party". This "we are getting ready" is similar with "we are ready ?" or means "we are almost ready ?" This "are getting + adj." is very confusing for me. I don't know when I must use "I am ready for" and "I am getting ready for".

Thank you !
Best regards,
clauvera2016

Hello clauvera2016,

'get' is a word with a lot of different meanings. In this case, the meaning described under verb (START TO BE), which you can find if you look up 'get' in the Cambridge Dictionary search box (in the grey area on the right side of this screen). When 'get' is used before an adjective (such as 'ready'), it very often has this meaning. So they are getting ready for the party, and once they've finished their preparations, they are ready for the party.

You can also find the meaning of 'go on, tuck in' by looking up 'go on' (which is used here to encourage someone to do something) and 'tuck in', which is an invitation to eat.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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