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The Big Bang Theory characters wearing "Flash" costumes.
Many regular television situation comedies
have a complete Halloween episode where the whole story revolves around
some kind of Halloween theme. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes they
are meant to be spooky, but they are usually entertaining .
Thanks to the existence of long running TV series you can watch, enjoy and and practice your English with listening quizzes from The Big Bang Theory , Modern Family , How I Met Your Mother, Friends and Frasier . All of these TV shows have something to offer in helping you to improve your listening skills - especially if you watch short clips several times to get used to "fast English" English speaker. Tune in tomorrow for more clips from another Friends episode, the Simpsons, Glee, Family Guy and Buffy.
Watch as often as you need to. Then try the quizzes to see how well you understood.
The Big Bang Theory The characters in the Big Bang Theory love Halloween because of the parties, the "tricks" they can play on each other, and simply because it is an excuse for "dressing up. One of the most popular television situation comedies in the U.S. The Big Bang Theory is a pleasure to watch because even if you don't understand everything, you understand enough to have a good laugh.
For more information on the what the show is about, and its characters go to The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family In this Modern Family episode, the whole family plans to frighten children who come trick or treating with many creatures. Watch and see how much you understand. For more information on the show and its characters go to Modern Family
Big Bang Theory Back at The Big Bang Theory,the boys are planning to go to a costume party, but they have a dilemma. Watch and answer the questions.
How I Met Your Mother On the popular situation comedy How I Met Your Mother "How I Met Your Mother," the boys have a lot to say about Halloween. Watch and answer the questions.
For more information on the show and the characters go to How I Met Your Mother
Friends One of the most famous Halloween episodes happened in the TV show " Friends", which millions of people still watch on DVD or cable channels. For more information on the show and characters go to
Halloween is almost here. Now that you've put up the decorations and prepared your costume for a "scary" night out, it's time to put on some spooky music to add to the atmosphere. Here are ten "classic" Halloween hit songs that never seem to get old. Whether you are having a party or just singing on your own, these tunes should give you an extra scary shiver or two. You can learn some new vocabulary, practice your listening and even learn a little grammar ( if you feel the need)
Listen to all of the songs. Try the listening activities.Then discuss them with your friends or classmates
Which one was the easiest to understand? Why? :
Which one did you like best? Why?
Which one did you like least? Why?
Which one had the best video and graphics? Why?
Which one told a real story?
Which one will still be played in 20 years? Why?
#1 Welcome to My Nightmare Dressing up for Halloween, or going to haunted houses and trying to scare people is just like being in a nightmare. This song makes nightmares fun. I hope you enjoy this one.
# 2 This is Halloween This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson is one of the few songs with the word Halloween in it. It has become extremely popular at Halloween even though it was originally written for a movie about a Christmas Nightmare.