Trick or treat

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #137 [color=blue]“Vocabulary Practice: Halloween (1)”, question 3

Children really like Halloween because they can dress up and take part in an activity where they go from house to house and collect candy from the residents who are home at the time. When the children approach the homes, they yell “Trick or !”

(a) Trump
(b) Treat
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(d) Trim

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #137 [color=blue]“Vocabulary Practice: Halloween (1)”, answer 3

Children really like Halloween because they can dress up and take part in an activity where they go from house to house and collect candy from the residents who are home at the time. When the children approach the homes, they yell “Trick or Treat!”

Correct answer: (b) Treat

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Children really like Halloween because they can dress up and take part in an activity where they go from house to house and collect candy from the residents who are home at the time. When the children approach the homes, they yell “Trick or Trump!”
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What does this phrase (trick or trump) mean?

Miroslav

That phrase doesn’t have a meaning, Miroslav.

The correct phrase is ‘Trick or treat’, which – in not so many words – those from Westernised countries would understand to mean (You have the choice between getting a trick played on you or giving us a treat.’)