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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


Hi Elgun,

In this context, "treaters" is part of a lexical item that has three words: "trick or treaters". "trick or treaters" are the people, usually children, who go from house to house asking for sweets on Hallowe'en. In this video, the two children you see when Rob opens the door are trick or treaters.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Interesting !!! i didn't know much about celebrations and treats.

hello! can you explain "took me ages"? thanks a million.

Hello angelali,

This is a colloqial British English expression which means 'took me a long time'.  It's very common in informal chat between friends, for example.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team