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Saturday, October 29, 2016

4 more Halloween Listening Quizzes with Friends etc.

Here are four more quizzes to help you practice your Halloween listening . Three are from television comedy shows. One is a trailer for a scary movie that is  often shown on Halloween.  

Friends: Trick or Treat 

Big Bang Theory: Halloween Prank

Big Bang Theory: Halloween Costumes

The Other: A Movie

Friday, October 28, 2016

ESL Halloween: Five TV Listening Quizzes

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   

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  Friends