In Proceedings By Scott

Halloween in the United States

Införande av redaktörerna. Kära vänner, mer än fem år publicerar vi utbildningsmaterial med anknytning till det engelska språket, så att du har en möjlighet att förbättra sina kunskaper i engelska. Fram till idag publicerade vi artiklar skrivna i ryska bara våra rysktalande lärare. Så vi bestämde att sätta stopp för denna orättvisa, eftersom våra lärare kommer från USA och Storbritannien, också har något att säga! 🙂

Våra modersmål lärare Scott är född och uppvuxen i delstaten Wisconsin USA Han ville personligen berätta om funktionerna i firandet av Halloween i hans hemstad. Om resultatet av sitt arbete bedöma själv! I slutet av artikeln presenterar vi en lista över de mest svåra ord som du kan behöva när du läser. Enjoy

As a kid, I looked forward to Halloween each and every year. To an extent, I still look forward to Halloween every year. Even after my 29th birthday, I can’t help but feel the same way I did when I was a devilishly good looking little boy. Around Halloween time is when the leaves change, the weather gets cold and winter is just around the corner. I get excited for it every year, eagerly anticipating the first snowfall.

“ Scott, Halloween, 1992 ”

What is it about Halloween in America that makes other nations also adopt it and start celebrating it? Why do people like to be scared? What is it about putting on hideous masks and running around and subjecting oneself to horror films and whatever other monstrosities just for the sake of being scared? Why is it fun to be scared? Answering all of those questions could take years and really is beyond the scope of this text… so how do kids and adults celebrate Halloween in America?

For most kids, Halloween is all about the candy. Candy, candy, candy! You get the biggest bag possible so that you can get the most candy possible. If you’re really clever, you’ll even have two different costumes so that you can hit each house twice! The tradition is to dress up on Halloween night and stalk the streets, knocking on doors of houses and screaming, “ Trick or treat! ” while looking into your bag as they drop candy into it. Almost always, it will become a contest of who can get to the most houses and get the most amount of candy. That’s really it for kids. Rather simple, isn’t it?

Typical costumes for children are ghosts, ghouls, devils, witches, Batman, Superman… even actors and actresses!

Halloween for adults is a whole different story. While some people use it as an excuse to dress up as sexy French maids, or hold Halloween theme parties, the grand majority of adults don’t really care about Halloween because it’s not a holiday that grants a day off of work. It could even been seen as a stressful event for adults who have children. Adults who enjoy the darker side of life will load up some classic horror films, decorate their house with scary imagery, and bask in the glory of darkness.

As with almost all holidays in America, the traditional ideas or reasons for each holiday has more or less disappeared and Halloween is even seen by some as an indication to start preparing for Thanksgiving… you know some stores in America even start stocking Christmas items at the end of Halloween!

So, with that, you now know a little bit more about how an average American celebrates Halloween!

Word Translation
Monstrosities Fula saker
Ghouls Ghouls
An excuse Motivering
Sexy French maids Sexy French Maid
Grand majority Den stora majoriteten av
Scary imagery Skrämmande bild
An indication Skylten, en indikation på
To look forward to Att se fram emot något
To adopt Tar över, tar
To subject oneself to Utsätta sig för något
To be beyond the scope Att vara utanför något
To stalk Wander
To care about something Oroa sig för något
To grant a day off Ge dag
To bask in the glory of darkness Sola sig i mörkret
Devilishly good looking Devilishly vacker
Eagerly anticipating Ser fram emot
Hideous Äckligt
To an extent I vilken utsträckning
For the sake of För tydlighetens, för

Även om första gången du upplevt problem med läsning, misströsta inte. Läs noga igenom meningen igen, skriver ut ett obekant ord, ta itu med nyckelord i en mening, — allt detta kommer att bidra till att förstå innebörden av meningen. Och om du fortfarande har frågor, kan du alltid lämna dem i kommentarerna!



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