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"To bite the dust" means

"I have to work the graveyard shift." This means...

"Never say die." This means...

What do children do on Halloween?

"Knock'em dead" means:


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110 Comments on “Holiday Vocabulary in English – Halloween (and idioms about DEATH)”


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Hello Jon.
the video class is so great, but just one question, I don’t understand where and when I could use the expesion “jack o lanterns”, if your don’t mine, could you explain me that?
Thank you.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

    Jack o’lanterns are pumpkins with a face cut out and a candle inside. It’s a noun and is really something that you would only see during halloween.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

Sorry Jon… =P
I was checking it up, and I saw that is not expression, fate is a name of this kind of pumpkin with this face, isn’t it?
sorry for tell it too fast. =)

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

it is very usefull jony

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

ther is a praplom in vid.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

i got 5 out of 5 thank for u

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

As usual perfect score :p
Thanks for the expressions :)

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

That is good. I like to learn about idioms. Good work Jon.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

thanks teacher………..very useful!!

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

That’s a good lesson. Thanks Jon

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Thank you teacher!

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

very useful indeed….

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

I got 5/5 . Great work jon
Thanks

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Is very good your class, I think that each country have you tradicional party, Holloween is very special because remmenbert times past, where killin the wichts.
Now my contry killing everybady , for nothing
exceseme my poor englhish

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Hiiii Jon
I really love your way of teaching.Actually you make us understand everything citing examples from the world around us..Your lessons are not like what we read when we were in school and as the days are passing I am getting motivated,interested and also excited about learning this language and knowing your culture as because I eternally love English more than my native language.I firmly believe that if I could stay with you for just one month ,it would be enough for me to speak really good English.I also think that there is a lot differences between the Writing English and the English which is actually spoken in day to day life.When we went to school we were taught how to write essays,letters etc. and we thought that English goes in this way but as every language has two form of implementation,English too…I would like you to correct my errors or mistakes if you find anything while reading this short message..Wish you beautiful,prospering days ahead in your life…

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

    Hi sorry, but this message is not short.

    Tuesday, November 1st 2011

    Sometimes school can be very limiting, so it is great to learn from many different places, I agree. I think that when writing and speaking each have their own challenges. They can certainly be very different.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

thanks i got 5 out of 5. its quite intresting sir.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

first video i have seen in this web site, but i have scored 5 out of 5.thanks for vid and lesson.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

nice

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

very scary lesson dude, now with this lesson I wanna watch a scary movie, thank u 4 this free lesson Jon. take care.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Thank you!
Your mask is terrific!
Good luck!!!

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Very good lessons ;)

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

you scared me to death
what you think it good one
thanks

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Hi Jon, I like your lesson. They are very useful and fun too. Thanks!!!!

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

very interesting. I learned some new expressions. Thanks a lot

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Can u give us more idioms? Gracias.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

    I will try. Thanks.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

Season Greeting to all teachers in engVid. I love your classes.
Joe from Taiwan.

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

it was so funny¡

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

ty.. can i ask some question?

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

    Yes.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

thank you mr jon your lesson is very good

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

how to be speking fast

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

Verry funny

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

thank you

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

thank you mr jon.i hope that you have hade a really good Halloween party:-)

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

than you that is I want

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

very very good for us
thanks for all

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

i am a new comer,,,OMG,,this site so useful for me…i got so many idioms..of halloween..thx jon ur my favorite teacher

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

i got 4 out 0f 5,,,so far so good i think….NEVER SAY DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

Amazing!

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

I can’t find a word to express my opinion.
Just Thank you very very much.
Best Wishes
perviz

Friday, November 4th 2011

I wanted to ask.Have you got any other courses to take to learn some other languages.
perviz again

Friday, November 4th 2011

Fabulous !

Friday, November 4th 2011

That was really funny & useful :D Thanks for lesson :)))

Friday, November 4th 2011

M’y first lesson. I have had 5/5. Thanks

Sunday, November 6th 2011

Thanks Jon for your great lesson

Sunday, November 6th 2011

Wow !

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Hi
It is so kind of you to tell us about these unknown vocabularies
special thanks

Saturday, November 12th 2011

Dear sir can you please give me some examples for those idioms? I mean about how to use them in a sentence.

Monday, November 14th 2011

    He bit the dust (died). I have to work the graveyard shift. Never say die, knock em dead and over my dead body is often said in response to something or in a certain context. The last 3 idioms would be more difficult to say in a “proper sentence. Perhaps you could watch the video again to try to understand the context.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

      yes sir, really we are using the last idiom a lot in Syria special if we are joking with friends .

      Sunday, December 27th 2015

thank you >> very clear

Tuesday, November 15th 2011

Thank you, Jon.
Great and clear!
Can Christians for example say “Knock’em dead”? or this phrase is a kind of bad?

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

    Don’t worry, it’s not an impolite phrase!

    Thursday, November 24th 2011

Hi teacher, nice video. Nice mask too! Thx for this interesting lesson.

Sunday, December 4th 2011

i improve day by day with john’s lecture.Thanks john you are great teacher.

Sunday, December 4th 2011

Hello JOhn.Could you lend me a hand? AT school we have to do some presentations..for example my friend’s presentation subject is about the HALLOWEEN,but unfortunetly mine is about PERSONALİTY TEST and I have difficulty in preparing something about this topic..you are a creative person.İf you were me,what would you do about this topic..I am waiting your opinion…take care:)

Monday, December 12th 2011

sorry your name is JON..forgive me:(

Monday, December 12th 2011

excuse me Mr.jon but can I know where exactly r u from?

Wednesday, December 21st 2011

Thanks Jon, the lesson it’s very good and fanny.

Saturday, December 31st 2011

thanks a lot mr: jon

Sunday, January 8th 2012

Hi Jon ! It was very scary when you wore the mask! but the lesson was very usful .

Saturday, January 14th 2012

super,i also liked it,so useful :)

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Hi Jon,today is my first day here.It’s super!Thanks.

Friday, February 10th 2012

hi, thanhk for your lesson.
I love Engvid!

Saturday, March 24th 2012

Jon, very interesting video!
Thank you!

Saturday, March 31st 2012

thank you so much, Jon.
do you have any lessons with idioms?

Monday, May 21st 2012

    He Have lots of lessons about idioms

    Friday, August 17th 2012

Hi Jon, u looked scary in today’s lesson, the mask is very scary, thanks alot for the lesson, i am really happy today that i have been cleared more

Saturday, September 15th 2012

My English is improving with your lessons day by day…!
Thank you John! I love your lossons!

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Really great lesson keep it up Jon!!! and please we want more lessons on slang and Idioms

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

great lesson thank you

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Thank’s lot Mr.Jon for your lesson.It’s my first vidlesson today,you’re perfect.I wish you a very nice ALLOWEEN.Never say die…… Knock’em dead.

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

firstly I have to thank you Jony for teaching us and your efforts you are very good teacher hope you happiness and healthy.
If anyone wants to practice his English with me
My Email Account is : mo7amedkma
@skype & facebook & yahoo & MSN .

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Accurate lesson for the day…. thank you

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Hi, Dear Teacher ,
Sorry dont use in your nice face the ungly cover
Thanks regards Akbar from Afghanistan.

Thursday, November 1st 2012

I really love your teaching type Jony !!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Thursday, November 1st 2012

Am I was the only who thought Jon’s lips were his tongue?

Thursday, November 1st 2012

Hi Jon
what is the meaning of “Toast”?
i.e “If we don’t get this nation back on biblical track, it’s gonna be toast.”
Thanks

Thursday, November 1st 2012

    “be toast” is an idiom,(in4mal,spe NAmE)
    It means:2 b likely 2 die or b destroyed.
    e.g. : One mistake & you’re toast!
    Hope I could help.
    Have a ball!

    Friday, November 2nd 2012

      Yes!! it helped.
      Thanks

      Friday, November 2nd 2012

It’s been a terrorific lesson. I’m scary from the first moment to the end…. I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep this night.
A pretty nice mask.
Be careful people¡ living dead are coming for us…

thanks for your lesson. it’s realy been fun and useful

Thursday, November 1st 2012

Please remove this filth from the face! this is a serious obstacle to concentrate in class (three times had to repeat the lesson)
respectfully boris

Thursday, November 1st 2012

Great lesson, I learned a lot, thank you scary Jon ;)

Thursday, November 1st 2012

Hi Jon! Thanks for the lesson, but I have a question. Who the hell was Jack? :) What is the origin of the phrase “Jack O-lantern”?

Thursday, November 1st 2012

Hi!my name is vicheka.I am 23 years old.I am so very happy that i found this website.Because i can learn more about english.this is my purpose that i want to do it.

Friday, November 2nd 2012

It’s very interesting and easy to understand that what you say.
And…your english is very well….:)

Friday, November 2nd 2012

When i get off my graveyard shift work. i see some children dresse up a scary costume, tack a Jack o lantern and knock someone’s house door to get candy to eat, a gary open the door and say “You are bite a dusty, i would not give you candy! Never think about that, If you want candy? Over my dead body!”

Is the sentence correct?

Friday, November 2nd 2012

thanks a lot , jon

Friday, November 2nd 2012

thanks .it is really a good video.
however i have a point about why did not you put this idioms in sentences ??

Friday, November 2nd 2012

fun and usefulness together are great wonders!

Friday, November 2nd 2012

Thanks, I am learning a lot with your videos. Thanks a lot :)

Friday, November 2nd 2012

Thank you Jon! You are the most terrifying teacher!! :)

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

many thanks to you, my teacher :). i love this lesson

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

Words to know about Halloween
TRICK OR TREAT= popular phrase used by children to ask candy
JACK O’ LANTERNS= pumpkin with eyes and mouth
HAUNTED HOUSE= houses decorated for Halloween.

Idioms or expressions
BITE THE DUST= to die.
GRAVEYARD SHIFT= work that runs from midnight to 8 am (usually).
KNOCK’EM DEAD= to wish someone good luck, succeed, do great.
OVER MY DEAD BODY

Monday, November 5th 2012

Jan you look very funny with that mask :D
thanks for your great teaching.

Sunday, December 9th 2012

Nice teacher.Thanks a lot!

Thursday, April 25th 2013

I got 5 out of 5! Great and nice lessson. Bye

Sunday, December 29th 2013

Thanks got 60%.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

You’re great,thank you!

Saturday, July 12th 2014

ooo man! Am keenin when you say between of words –aammm.. or aaa))) respect!

Thursday, October 9th 2014

That mask was creepy. It suits his face. Haha!
I mean, it’s cute on him… I mean, he’s cute with it.
Oh God!
I mean, Jon is super cute. :P

We don’t celebrate Halloween in Brazil. I wonder how it’s like. :(
But I have a clue… We all do.

Thank you, Jon! :D

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Even though Halloween is not celebrated in Brazil, we sort of get in the spirit, like we say “Happy Halloween” (in Portuguese or in English) to our families and friends.

:D

Thursday, November 20th 2014

I Wish We Had Such Ceremonies in iran too. But we Have Norouz And other Ceremonies.

Friday, August 14th 2015

This was an interesting lesson! Thanks John!

Monday, September 7th 2015

thank you sir your lessons are stunning

Sunday, December 27th 2015

very nice lesson

Sunday, March 27th 2016

We don’t celebrate the Halloween. Modern life important than in past :) By the way Time is very important. I prefer to read book rather than halloween. Bye.

Thursday, March 31st 2016
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