Halloween or Hallowe’en is a contraction of Hallows’ Evening and is celebrated on the 31st of October every year.
Traditional activities include carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in Halloween costumes and going trick or treating.
Halloween is a fun time for telling scary stories, watching horror films and visiting haunted attractions.
This year English Teacher Online invites Rust fanatics to play in the Halloween Haunted House created by Dippy on the XP Coin Rust Server.
What does Trick or Treat Mean?
Trick-or-treating is when children dress up and go house to house, asking for treats such as candy with the question, “Trick or treat?”
The word “trick” implies a “threat” of mischief on the homeowners if no treat is given.
What Costume Can I Wear?
There are many popular Halloween costumes such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils.
Nowadays, many younger children prefer to dress up as popular movie characters, superheroes or princesses.
What Games Can I Play?
One common game is apple bobbing in which apples float in a large basin of water and the player must use only their teeth (no hands) to remove an apple from the container.
Another traditional game involves hanging up syrup-coated scones or biscuits on strings. Players must eat the swinging treats, without using their hands, from the string.
Telling ghost stories and watching horror films are popular activities at Halloween parties. New horror films are often released just before Halloween to take advantage of the holiday and television specials with a Halloween theme are also very common.
So what’s your favourite Halloween activity or costume? Please share your ideas in the comment section and Happy Halloween!
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It’s been 6 months since English Teacher Online started streaming live on Twitch, trusting XP Coin to pay for my game time in the brutal yet beautiful world that is Rust.
In that time, I’ve attracted nearly 400 followers and spoken with a number of key players. I’ve also been promoted to Content Creator in a number of Discord groups and collaborated with fellow streamers.
Meanwhile XP Coin has been focusing on integration, paying gamers for their time by inviting people like you and me to sign up through their rewards.xpcoin.io website.
My XP Coin Research Story
Since March 2018, I’ve earned over 100,000 XP Coins playing on the XP Coin Rust server. I’ve steadfastly watched a bear market in which the price of XP Coin has fluctuated between $0.0003 and $0.000017 – far below its peak of $0.005, hit during the last cryptocurrency bull run of January 2018.
That’s because I’m a HODL or HOLDER who believes in community and I’ll only cash out a percentage of my earnings when the price is right!
As we wait for another end of year bull run, I thought it would be interesting to calculate just how much money I may have earned so far?
Blog post price of $0.000025 x 100,000 = $2.50
January 2018 peak of $0.005 x 100k = $500
x1000 fantasy bull run projection of 2.5 cents = $2,500
Looking at the charts, we can see trends, patterns or opposing forces at work in the market. Each bull run is preceded by a triple or 4 times bear market as spiraling pessimism proves the doubters correct.
But for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, as the saying goes, and the signs suggest that another bull run (optimism) is about to happen just as big institutional money enters the market. And because the XP Coin price is pegged to Bitcoin, we should see at least moderate to substantial gains by late 2018 – early 2019.
I’ve never bought any XP Coin with my own money and always played on their server assuming that I wouldn’t see a dime. Yet at the time of writing this blog I have $2.50 in my XP Coin wallet. Real money for doing what I love doing in my free time, role playing, building, raiding and surviving in the brutal yet beautiful world of Rust.
I also have some XP Coin sitting in a staking pool making more XP Coin!
I don’t know what the price will be in January 2019 but I’m preparing to cash out 20% of my XP Coin next time the bull run’s high. There’s still 3 months to get in the game!
It’s A No-Brainer
You play Rust anyway and you don’t need to spend a penny. Simply join me on the XP Coin Rust server and earn some XP Coin of your own. See what happens with the next bull run. You could make a dollar, $100 or more.
In 3 months you can decide whether to cash out and exchange your XP for LTC or DOGE – or keep earning, building a nice little college fund or house deposit.
It’s a no-brainer because you’re going to play Rust anyway!
Bear Market – A condition in which security, stock or cryptocurrency prices fall and widespread pessimism causes the downward spiral to be self-sustaining. Investors anticipate losses as pessimism and selling increases.
Bull Run (Bullrun) – A period of optimism, investor confidence and expectations that strong results should continue. Greed encourages speculators to hold on for impossible profits instead of cashing out before the next inevitable crash.
Football, also known as soccer, is the world’s most popular sport. It’s important for girls and boys to start kicking a ball when they are very young as it helps with their development, and many children dream of playing at the World Cup when they grow up.
A football match is played by two teams over two 45 minute halves. Each team starts with a goalkeeper and 10 outfield players. Three substitutes are allowed for injuries or tactical changes.
The game begins with the toss of a coin and the winning captain decides which goal to defend or to take the first kick off. All players must use their feet head or chest to play the ball. Only the goalkeeper is allowed to use their hands, and only within their goal area which is marked by white lines in a box shape. The aim of the game is to score a goal, which is achieved by kicking or heading the ball into the opposition team’s goal.
Referee and Linesmen
If the ball touches or crosses the side line, it is thrown back in by the team that was not the last to touch the ball. The game is controlled by a central referee, and two linesmen. They award free kicks and penalties when rules are broken. For continual breaking of rules or for a bad foul, the player may be given a yellow card warning. Two yellow cards or a red card means that player is sent off the pitch and the team must play with less people on their side.
After 90 minutes, the team with the most goals wins. Sometimes, a game will end in a draw, 0-0 or 1-1. League teams get 1 point for a draw or 3 points for a win. In cup competitions, such as the World Cup, draws are often settled by extra time or a penalty shootout.
Now try to answer the questions using full sentences.
1) How long is a standard game of football?
2) Why are substitutes allowed?
3) Which parts of the body can all players use to touch the ball?
The media is how we communicate ideas, news and information to large audiences.
Newspapers, magazines, TV and radio programs or internet websites like English Teacher Online, are all examples of the media – a medium of communication.
So how can you make the media work for you?
How can you get lots of people to listen to your ideas?
What message do you want to tell people?
You can use the media to highlight problems, potential solutions and success stories.
Think about all the things you like and dislike about your school campus. Make a list and describe why those things are good or not.
Focus on the things you want to improve by talking to friends using this conversation plan;
A: What do you like or dislike about the school campus?
B: I don’t like _____________________ (identify the problem)
A: Really, why do you have a problem with that?
B: Well, the main problem is ___________ (describe the problem)
A: How do you think we can solve the problem?
B: I think we should ___________ (take action or suggest solutions)
Solutions may include forming an action group, talking to the student council or writing a letter to people in power to change things.
Other creative solutions could include writing a song or short movie highlighting the problem and asking people to change their behaviour!
A: How do you think we can solve the problem?
B: I think we should ….. form an action group to (fix the problem)
write a letter to ____ asking
make an announcement encouraging
design a poster explaining
* student’s own suggestion
A: Good idea, and maybe we could also
write a song highlighting
make a short film illustrating
Everyone loves a good news story so if you have no complaints with school why not just create a news article, short movie or song highlighting why you love certain parts of your school. Be specific and use lots of imagery!