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Hallowe'en Scene 2

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

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Ashlie says:

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

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


Task 4

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?



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello sorry
(I took my brother and his friends trick or treating ) I'm afraid I'm not getting the idea of the sentence and the structure could you possibly explain, Thanks

Hello fidaasiddig

The woman means that she went with her brother and her brother's friends when they went out to ask for sweets for Hallowe'en. On Hallowe'en, some kids put on costumes and go to houses in their neighbourhood to ask for sweets (this is called 'trick or treating') and often an adult goes with them.

Does that make sense?

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

hi Teachers.So i cant understand when we can use "Have + to do something "We have to decorate the house and get ourselves ready. -like that .Thanks a lot indeed.

Hi ayka91,

We use 'have to' in several ways but the most common is to express obligation with a meaning similar to 'must'.

You can read about this on this page.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

In my country ( Naples ) we never make something like this, we don't have this type of culture. In fact, we make trick or treat at the most!

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,


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