Friday, October 28, 2016

Activity - Halloween

All Hallow's Eve or Hallowe'en is the day before All Saints Day (saint = hallow = heilig)
You can read more about the holiday here:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/halloween-2016-why-do-children-trick-or-treat-and-whats-with-the1/  (Hint:  There are videos at the link as well as text! Choose your activity!)

QUESTIONS:
Is Halloween an important holiday (Feiertag) in Austria?
Have you ever dressed up (sich verkleiden) for Halloween?
When do people dress up in costumes in Austria?
When people dress up in Austria, what kind of costumes are popular?
What would you dress up as for Halloween (see the possibilities at this link:  http://www.partycity.com/category/halloween+costumes/teen+costumes.do)
Do you think Halloween is a good idea or a bad idea for Austria? Give reasons for your opinion
What's the best part of Halloween?  The candy?  The costumes?  The pranks?

BONUS ACTIVITY (to write about in your English Activity Journal!); 
Have you ever seen Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho?
If you have, describe the characters and plot (Handlung) in your own words.
If you haven't seen Psycho, would you like to see it after watching the trailer (below)?
What do you think about horror movies? Are they better when there's a lot of gore (Blut)? or are psychological thrillers better?



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