(Updated on 03/10/2013)







Cartoons Listening
Cinema Literature
Conversation Questions Pictures
Exercises to print Quotations
Facts Songs
Idioms Stories
Interactive exercises Videos / Animations
Interactive games Vocabulary
Lesson plans Webquests

Related pages :

Magic / Mysteries
Superstitions (civilization)
Superstitions (vocabulary and activities)


Cliparts and Flashcards :

  • Wizard, Ghost, Witch - cliparts (

  • Halloween Clip Art & Fonts - (
    "Create your own Halloween projects with these free fonts and clip art" : Bloody Halloween fonts - Groovy Ghosties - Halloween Borders - etc



Vocabulary :

  • A ghost town "is a completely abandoned town or city..." (Wikipedia)

    Bodie, California
  • A ghostwriter "is a professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, reports, or other texts that are officially credited to another person." 

  • Paranormal Vocabulary (
    ex : Ghost (noun)
    1. soul
    2. a disembodied soul; the soul of a dead person believed to be an inhabitant of the unseen world or to appear to the living in bodily likeness
    spirit or demon

Facts :

  • Royal ghosts and where to find them (

    "Arabella Stuart, a cousin of James I who fell out favour when she married without permission, is also said to haunt the Tower of London..."

  • The 13 Scariest Haunted Houses in America
    "One of the more popular activities on Halloween, aside from trick-or-treating and drinking, is visiting haunted houses to get your adrenaline pumping
    and making sure that you’ll stay awake and eat all your candy to calm your nerves..."  


    Bates Motel
    - "a huge Victorian mansion filled with computer controlled animatronics, digital sound , lighting and fog, detailed rooms, custom soundtracks, and a host of professional actors."

  • Haunted Scottish Castles (


Listening :

  • Ghost stories - With glossary, activities, audio, notes & links to original text. 

  • Ghost stories and strange folktales of the American South, told by the region's most celebrated storytellers - to read and to hear


  • Alfred Hitchcock's Ghost Stories for Young People Part 1
    "This includes the intro from Alfred Hitchcock and the story The Haunted and The Haunters."
    Part 2 :
    "This includes - The Magician and Johnny Takes a Dare, with both featuring intros by Alfred Hitchcock."
    Part 3 :
    "with intro and the short story - The Open Window."
    Part 4 :
    "with Alfred Hitchcock intro and the short story - The Helpful Hitchhiker."
    Part 5 :
    "with the story - Jimmy Takes Vanishing Lessons and intro by Alfred Hitchcock."



  • Spooky podcasts (

    - The Barn Dance
    A lost man strays into a local barn dance and finds himself dancing with a ghost.
    - Chattanooga's Ghost 
    Even death can't keep Chattanooga from his cigars! 
    - The Ghost in the Alley 
    The vengeful ghost of a murdered girl haunts an alley. From Spooky Canada.
    - Never Mind Them Watermelons
    Sam Gibb accepts a dare to stay in a haunted house, never expecting to meet a ghost.
    - Pecos Bill and the Haunted House
    Pecos Bill takes on several hundred ghosts in the most haunted house in the West! From Spooky Southwest.
    - Sifty Sifty San 
    Sam agrees to spend the night in a haunted house to rid it of a terrible ghost. Excerpt from Spooky Texas.
    - Tug of War 
    A young man plays tug of war with a mischievous ghost haunting his house. From Spooky New York.
    - Turnabout is Fair Play 
    An old man's ghost turns the tables on two little boys who played tricks on him when he was alive. Story comes from Spooky New Jersey and is read aloud by author S.E. Schlosser.

Conversation Questions :



  • Out of this world! (
    "Match each picture with a name." (vampire, ghost, angel...)


Exercises TO PRINT :

  • Haunted houses : "Fill in the blanks with the words in the boxes."

  • Where are the ghosts ? - Haunted House Information Gap (
    "In the kitchen, on the stove. This information gap covers prepositions, furniture and rooms in a house."
    (Haunted House Gap A + Haunted House Gap B)



Lesson plans :

  • The daily routines of monsters, zombies, ghosts and aliens - a lesson plan
    - Practise third person -s
    - Practise talking and writing about routines
    - Practise saying and writing common action verbs
    - Practise making questions about days, times and routines
    - Make a poster"



Webquests :

  • Ghosts (
    "The purpose of this WebQuest is for you to become either a ghost hunter or a paranormal scientist.
    By taking on the role of the person you choose to be, your final task will be to write a newspaper article supporting your educated opinion.
    You will come to this opinion by following the process of the WebQuest."

    + Teacher's page

  • Haunted Places in Great Britain (
    "This WebQuest gives you the possibility to investigate the mysterious and fascinating world of ghosts!
    Surf the Internet to find as much information as possible on the most haunted places in Britain.
    After this, you will promote your findings on this magical world and present it orally to the rest of the class.
    Make it real by creating pamphlets and brochures!..."




  • Haunted house - interactive game
    "Dare you enter the Haunted House? Can you find the things you need for your magic spell?"

    (British Council)

Idioms :

  • Ghost - Idioms (

  • Numb As A Statue by Warren Zevon :
    "I'm pale as a ghost"

  • Chinaman's chance - "Also, ghost of a chance. An extremely slim chance, a hopeless undertaking.
    Both versions are most often put negatively, as in He hasn't a Chinaman's chance of finishing the work in time
    , or They haven't a ghost of a chance to get as far as the playoffs."

  • Give up the ghost = "Die, as in At ten o'clock he gave up the ghost. This expression, which employs ghost in the sense of "the soul or spirit," may itself be dying out."


Quotations :

  • Quotes on ghosts ( :
    "The lawn
    Is pressed by unseen feet, and ghosts return
    Gently at twilight, gently go at dawn,
    The sad intangible who grieve and yearn...."
    T.S. ELIOT, To Walter de la Mare


Stories :

  • WW II Hitchhiker - a story
    "I was an airplane mechanic stationed in England in 92. I was told when I first arrived to my shop that England is the most haunted country on earth..."

  • In a dark dark wood - Interactive story - animated (British Council)

  • Ghost stories (

  • The Haunted House - animated story
    (British Council)

  • Historical Ghost Stories (
    Three Famous Historical Ghosts : Anne Boleyn -  Benjamin Franklin - Abraham Lincoln
    Haunted places :  Famous battlefields around the world - The HMS Queen Mary - New York


Literature :


  • 'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde :

  • Hamlet by Shakespeare (Wikipedia)
    "The sentinels inform Horatio that they have seen a ghost that looks like the dead King Hamlet. After hearing from Horatio of the Ghost's appearance, Hamlet resolves to see the Ghost himself. That night, the Ghost appears again. It leads Hamlet to a secluded place, reveals that he is the actual spirit of his father, and discloses that he - the elder Hamlet - was murdered by Claudius' pouring poison in his ear. The Ghost demands that Hamlet avenge him; Hamlet agrees, swears his companions to secrecy, and tells them he intends to "put an antic disposition on" (presumably to avert suspicion). Hamlet initially attests to the ghost's reliability, calling him both an "honest ghost" and "truepenny." Later, however, he expresses doubts about the ghost's nature and intent, claiming these as reasons for his inaction..."
    Horatio sees his father's ghost

  • Macbeth by Shakespeare (Wikipedia)
    "At the banquet, Banquo's ghost enters and sits in Macbeth's place. Only Macbeth can see the spectre; the rest panic at the sight of Macbeth raging at an empty chair, until a desperate Lady Macbeth orders them to leave."



Videos / Animations :





Cinema :

  • Hitchcock - Who's afraid of the big bad ghosts? - a pedagogical sequence

  • New 'Ghostbusters' Film Shows the Spirit of the First - VIDEO - 15 July 2016
    "The first “Ghostbusters” film featured four funny men as lead characters. The 2016 version has four funny women as its lead characters. In the films, the group hunts ghosts and protects the living."





Cartoons :


Can I have a vodka, please ?

(British Council)







Songs :

  • There are ghosts - Created by Murielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours) 
    "un diaporama pour faciliter l'étude de la chanson :
    - pour une classe de 6e, pas forcément au moment d'Halloween, car très "riche" pour un début scolaire.

    - histoire de châteaux hantés
    créatures étranges
    - 'be' au présent
     'there is' / 'there are'
    présent simple
    - '
    can' + différentes façons de se déplacer
     notion: peur"