Read the following text about Halloween and choose a, an or the for each gap. The answers are below.


Halloween is celebrated on  October 31st. It is 1. ____exciting event in 2. ______United States and in Great Britain. Halloween has ancient Celtic origins. At Halloween American children in elementary schools take their costumes and masks to school. Typical Halloween costumes are  3. ______witch, ghost, skeleton, monster, vampire or alien. Young people have fun making their own costumes, but some prefer to buy them. In 4. ______ afternoon 5. ______children put on their costumes and have 6. ________ Halloween party at school. Schools are decorated with pumpkins, ghosts, witches and bats. It is 7. _________ popular tradition to make jack o’lanterns out of pumpkins. People put them in front of 8._________ windows of their homes.  9. _________ jack o’lantern is of Celtic origin too. There are funny Halloween games such as “bobbing for apples”. Favourite Halloween foods are candied apples, nuts, liquorice, popcorn and pumpkin pie.American and British children and teenagers go “trick-or-treating” on Halloween evening. They go from house to house in their costumes and ring doorbells. When 10. ________door opens they shout, “Trick or treat?”. People usually give them sweets or money. If not,11. _______children play 12 ________ trick! They write on windows with soap or spray shaving cream on cars and people!



1. AN

2. THE

3. THE

4. THE

5. THE

6. A

7. A

8. THE

9. A

10. THE

11. THE

12. A


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle M Ruiz
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 17:31:19

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