A classic, spooky Halloween Poem... nonsense verses.
It's one of America's favorite holidays, but what's the real story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween?
An animated version of Edgar Allan Poe's poem. Lisa reads "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. In this adaptation, Bart is depicted as the raven, Homer finds himself in the role of the poem's lead character, while Lisa and Maggie are seraphim. Marge appears briefly as a painting of Lenore. James Earl Jones narrates.
The characters speak American English, the reader of the poem speaks with a British accent (sounds more elegant and appropriate for reading poems, even if this poem is in fact by an American writer)
Read this poem online here.
You can legally download this e-book from Project Gutenberg (txt, epub and kindle formats).
Unless you’ve been living in a separate galaxy in the last few weeks, you will have noticed that many people, including English Language Trainers, have been preparing for Halloween. So not wanting to feel left out I thought I would join the crowd and make my own contribution towards this pagan feast. What better way than to share with you 10 idioms and phrases with a Halloween theme! Halloween is associated with scary and spooky images like witches, black cats, blood, skeletons, ghosts, bats, weapons (knives, daggers) as well as less scary images like pumpkins and owls. I’m sure you can think of others. In this lesson I’ve carefully chosen some English expressions which you will enjoy learning. I hope you enjoy them.
Hannah-Marie's Halloween is off to a spooky start, with costumes and candy and scary stories from her cousin Jimmy. But when Jimmy and his friends frighten her to tears, can her Scary Godmother set things right?