This is a speaking activity for beginning French students. It is based on Halloween, but can easily be adapted to use any time of year. Two instruction formats are provided including one for Halloween and one for other times of the year. The student is given 30 seconds to speak to the class on a topic. In the example given, the topic is a Halloween costume. The student comes dressed in the costume and describes themselves orally. Students have fun using know vocabulary in context (clothing, colours, likes). There is a template for this to be a writing activity for your students as well. Two templates (one with sentence starts and one without) are provided. Anchor chart, example and rubric (in English) are provided.