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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 ...'.

Exercise

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?

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

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

The gap filling tasks is always challanging for me, such as the 2nd task. I am sure I will improve about it.

Stephen's the last magic was amazing.

If my listening are not wrong Ashley says something like 'pare all the traditional... It happens when she starts to talk.

I hear her to say 'pare, shortening prepare.

Am I right?

It's rather underderstable, but what words could I shorten? I suppose there is any rule and it's just a matter of practice, and habits, but for non native people, sometimes it's a bit crazy.

Thank you so much Kirk :)

Best regards ,
iliya_b

Hello Teachers ,

under the title of this episode / just above the transcript / there is a sentence in which we may find the phrase : " have frighteningly good time " . Does it mean something like : great time or very good time ? And can we say " have dead good time " instead ?

Thank you ,

best regards ,
iliya_b

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