Ghosts & Spirits

This lesson will help you define ghost, spirit, spooky, demon, evil, haunted, phantom, poltergeist and guardian angel.

(a) ghost  noun  the spirit of a dead person, often shown as a transparent figure

  • Do you believe that people come back as ghosts after they die?

(a) spirit  noun  the part of a person which many people believe lives after the body has died

  • My dog died four years ago, but I feel her spirit with me when I go for a walk.

spooky  adjective  strange and frightening

  • The forest is a spooky place early in the morning.

(a) demon  noun  an evil spirit

  • My ex-girlfriend was a real demon.

evil  adjective  very bad or cruel

  • That doll looks evil.

haunted  adjective  lived in by a ghost or spirit

  • My cellar is haunted – it is full of spirits.

(a) phantom  noun  another word for ghost

  • Phantom or ghost, what’s the difference – RUN!

(a) poltergeist  noun  a spirit that makes loud noises and throws objects around a room

  • Our new neighbour must be a poltergeist. I have never seen him, but I keep hearing strange noises coming from the bedroom.

(a) guardian angel  noun  a friendly spirit that helps or protects a person

  • I think that my guardian angel has abandoned me. Otherwise we wouldn’t have fallen down this hole.

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