Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary and how to learn English more effectively.
I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.
In today’s episode:
- I’ll be talking about one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States: Halloween. ?
- After that, you’ll practice your speaking with a new mini-story, while enjoying my new Questions & Answers story.Very well. Let’s get started! Halloween is a holiday celebrated the last day of October. I would say it’s very popular because everybody’s excited about it, especially children.
The word Halloween comes from an old English expression “All Hallows’ Eve,” and it means the day before All Saints’ Day.
Children of all ages really love Halloween because they can dress up in funny costumes and knock on their neighborhood doors shouting “Trick or Treat!”. The neighbors usually give them candies.
The meaning of the phrase “Trick or Treat” is interesting. In this context, “treat” means getting the candies, and “trick” means the consequence of not getting the candies. It’s like an innocent threat children make. Of course, kids get really excited when they knock on stranger’s doors in their neighborhood.
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