Halloween is one of the most famous holidays in the U.S., and it is celebrated on October 31. People carve pumpkins and make funny faces on them. These are called "Jack-O-Lanterns." On this night children wear a special costume such as a witch, ghost, clown. They go to many houses and they knock on the door saying, "Trick or Treat!" It means that if people don't give them a treat, they will play some kind of trick on the household. So, usually people give candy to them.
I carved my first Halloween pumpkin at my host family's house. First, I cut open the top of the pumpkin and pulled the seeds out. It was not good for me because it was sticky and smelled bad, but I had never carved a pumpkin, so it was interesting for me. Next, I carved the eyes and the mouth. I wanted to make a face like a pirate. When I finished the face, I put a candle inside. It was very beautiful, so I was happy. I had a good experience because I learned one new aspect about American culture by taking part in it. I think Halloween is an interesting American holiday which involves all family members and neighbors as well!
Cloze Exercise - Halloween
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