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THIS IS HALLOWEEN

Hallowe'en (derived from "All Hallow's Eve," so called as it is the day before All Saints day) is celebrated on the night of October 31, usually by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets.
If you want to know a lot more about this celebration, don't miss the following links. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Reading and listening
More Halloween
Idioms and proverbs
Scary webquest
Interactive crossword
Interactive haunted house
Hookery cookery

HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN AND HOW THE CELTS PLAYED A PART IN THIS POPULAR HOLIDAY.



The Great Pumpkin


Sing along! This is Halloween _ Marilyn Mason

/rɪˈvɪʒən əv fəˈnetɪks/

Hello, everybody. Welcome to the 2009/10 Avanzado 2 course at EOI Alcalá de Henares. Here we are again. Summer holidays seem to be so far away now. I hope you are all ready to work hard and have fun. We are on board now so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your journey!

Well, my phonetics-lover students. Here you can find some direct links to do some exercises in order to practise English phonetic symbols and sounds. You know it is essential to be able to read the symbols in order to improve your listening and speaking so, what are you waiting for? And remember, remember the 16th of October (our Friday lesson), you made a promise I won't let you forget. See you on Monday.

English phonology: parts 01-07
The Sound of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet
Phonetic symbols and sounds
Cambridge English Phonetics (games)
Pronunciation tips by the BBC

Phonetic exercises
Minimal pairs and instant sound
Dictionary with instant sound And now, the fun part: