English Podcast | Halloween | 71

Rachel is throwing a Halloween party! In this English Podcast, Emma and Rachel talk about what makes a good Halloween party. This episode has many examples of using ‘like’ in English to talk about things that are similar in appearance or how they look.

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Emma (00:02):
You are listening to Dialogue Frog's, English podcast. Are you ready for tomorrow?

Rachel (00:07):
I am so ready for tomorrow. I love Halloween. It's my favorite.

Emma (00:11):
Halloween. So, are you going to dress up?

Rachel (00:15):
Oh yeah.

Emma (00:16):
Well, you're having a party, right?

Rachel (00:18):
Mm hm. Yep. I'm gonna dress up as a witch.

Emma (00:20):
So-

Rachel (00:21):
Classic.

Emma (00:21):
So how, what makes a good Halloween party?

Rachel (00:26):
Hmm, that's a good question. I would say the atmosphere, first and foremost. Good food, good company.

Emma (00:35):
Can you describe the atmosphere? Like what kind of atmosphere are you going for?

Rachel (00:39):
Um, I'm going for spooky-classy.

Emma (00:42):
Spooky-classy.

Rachel (00:44):
Mm yep.

Rachel (00:44):
What does that mean?

Rachel (00:45):
So, not like a scary movie or just-

Emma (00:49):
Like a horror movie.

Rachel (00:49):
You know, like blood and guts everywhere.

Emma (00:52):
Uh huh.

Rachel (00:52):
More, more dark lights, kind of jazzy music in the background. Nice. Spooky decorations, but not scary decorations.

Emma (01:04):
Uh huh. And also not too, like kindergarten-

Rachel (01:07):
Right.

Emma (01:07):
Like made for children.

Rachel (01:09):
Right.

Emma (01:10):
Yeah. But a nice balance-

Rachel (01:11):
Yeah.

Emma (01:11):
Between horror movie and family-friendly.

Rachel (01:15):
Right. Right.

Emma (01:15):
Yep.

Rachel (01:17):
Lighting has a lot to do with it, I think.

Emma (01:20):
Yeah.

Rachel (01:20):
So I'll have kind of purple greenish mood lighting. Kind of a cool, cool light.

Emma (01:26):
Mm hm.

Rachel (01:26):
Cool colors really help to give you the spooky vibes.

Emma (01:30):
Spooky vibes.

Rachel (01:30):
For Halloween. Yeah.

Emma (01:31):
Yeah. Well, and the food too, 'cause you can do a lot with uh decorating food or making like creative cupcakes or creative cookies.

Rachel (01:39):
Mm hm.

Emma (01:39):
Or even other types of things.

Rachel (01:42):
Yeah. I have plans for cupcakes that have a brain on top.

Emma (01:48):
Oh!

Rachel (01:48):
That uses, um, once you decorate with the brain, it uses strawberry jelly kind of oozed over the brain on the cupcake.

Emma (01:56):
To make it look like blood!

Rachel (01:56):
To make it look like blood, yeah.

Emma (01:58):
Oh, that's clever.

Rachel (01:58):
Yeah. There's a lot. And I've seen, um, some cakes will have crushed Oreos on top to look like dirt and you can make it look like a graveyard.

Emma (02:09):
Oh, yeah.

Rachel (02:09):
It's really cute.

Emma (02:10):
There's so much creativity that comes out with Halloween.

Rachel (02:13):
Mm hm.

Emma (02:13):
Halloween decorations.

Rachel (02:14):
Just have everything zombie themed.

Emma (02:16):
There you go.

Rachel (02:17):
Easy.

Emma (02:17):
That's all you need. Well, have a happy Halloween tomorrow.

Rachel (02:20):
Thank you, you too.

Emma (02:21):
This has been another English podcast with Dialogue Frog. For transcripts and vocabulary lists. Please visit dialoguefrog.com.

Are you ready for...?
so ready
Halloween
dress up
having a party
gonna
witch
classic
what makes a good...?
That's a good question. I would say...
atmosphere
first and foremost
company
describe
going for
spooky
classy
scary
horror
blood
guts
dark
lights
jazzy
background
decorations
kindergarten
made for
children
balance
family-friendly
lighting
...has a lot to do with it.
greenish
mood lighting
cool colors
vibes
creative
cupcakes
cookies
types
plans
brain
on top
strawberry
jelly
oozed
blood
clever
cakes
crushed
Oreos
dirt
graveyard
cute
creativity
comes out
zombie
themed
There you go.
easy
That's all you need.

In this English podcast, Rachel and Emma talk about the Halloween holiday and Halloween party decorations. Check out this video from House & Home for more Halloween and party decoration vocabulary. Are you going to a Halloween party? In this English podcast, Emma and Rachel talk about creative food ideas for Halloween parties.  Check out these Halloween food ideas from the Food Network.
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