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Talking about Halloween

Peter and Marta good friends. They are talking about Halloween traditions in their home countries…

Peter: It’s Halloween tomorrow, I can’t wait! How do you celebrate Halloween in Italy?

Marta: Well, we don’t do much. It’s not a big celebration like it is here. What do you usually do here in the UK?

Peter: We decorate our houses with pumpkins and cobwebs and children go trick-or-treating from house to house asking for sweets dressed in their favourite costumes! I loved going trick-or-treating when I was younger.

Marta: That happens in Italy nowadays too. I’ve got an idea! Why don’t we organise a Halloween party? We could have it at my house. My parents would love to see how people celebrate Halloween here.

Peter: Yes, that would be great! We could all dress up and eat party food and play Halloween games!

Marta: Yes! That’s a great idea! Let’s make a plan and invite all our friends. We don’t have much time before tomorrow…

Peter: Let’s get started!

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Talking about Halloween


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To find something


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