Ghosts & Spirits

This ghosts & spirits vocabulary lesson will help you use the words ghost, spirit, spooky, demon, evil, haunted, phantom, poltergeist and guardian angel, correctly.

(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.


Now watch the video lesson and then do the ghosts & spirits vocabulary exercise