Halloween is coming up on Sunday, so this week I have something special that is often made at Halloween time in the entrance of my English conversation (英会話) school, Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi (スミス英会話塚口校) in Tsukaguchi(塚口), Amagasaki(尼崎市), Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県). I show it to students after their lessons before they leave and ask them what it’s called. Most students don’t know. Some say it’s a pumpkin. So far, only 2 students have been able to answer my question correctly. It’s a jack-o’-lantern! (^.^) A real jack-o’-lantern would be made out of a real pumpkin, have eyes, a nose and a mouth carved into it and have a candle inside to be lit at night. Mine isn’t real but looks a lot like a real one. It has a place to insert batteries underneath and a switch to create a pulsing light. I bought it at Sony Plaza in Umeda. You can see it on the right with the entrance light on and its’ pulsing light switched off.
On the left, you can see a photo of it in the dark with its’ pulsing light on.
I’m having fun teaching students this bit of Canadian culture at my English conversation school in Tsukaguchi, Amagasaki. (英会話スクール尼崎塚口). (^.^)
Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi
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