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             SUPERSTITIONS 
                                
 
                                                         
 
WATCH AND COMPLETE
 
SUPERSTITION = irrational or absurd  or  that something we  or  may cause an event to occur that will  us in the .
 
There are  types of superstitions: Good  or good  and bad  or bad .
 
A  who believes in superstition can be described as . They really do believe something will  to them if they do or say something in a certain .
 
Being  can involve an  or an ... or both.  
 
 
CHOOSE
 
The word superstition means:
 
       stand out
       stand over
       stand up
 
Tick the words that are connected with superstition
 
       Omen
       Hokus
       Belief
       Jinx
       Jink
       Folklore
       Folk
       Course
       Curse
       Hokum
 
SUPERSTITION
Review this vocabulary
 
      
     All your  luck will be caught in the  like a  and therefor last
 
    
 
     Beware of  under a , it will bring you  luck in the  
 
 
   
 
     After finding an  you should blow it away and make a
 
 
 
 
     If you find a four    in a field, keep it . It will bring you good
 
 
  
     A   walking past you can  you bad luck. However, some people have the 
     opposite view
 
 
     
 
     Opening an  indoors is considered  bad
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
Write conditional sentences
 
Example
You / see black cat / have bad luck
"If you see a black cat you will have bad luck"
 
1. Mary / break a mirror / be upset                                             5. You / open an umbrella indoors / have bad luck
                                              
 
2. I / walk under a ladder / have bad luck                                   6. Peter / find a four leaf clover / be happy
                                             
 
3. You / touch wood / have good luck                                            7. You/eat an apple on Christmas /have good health 
                                              
 
4. A cat / wash behind its ears / it rain                                        8. You / put your shoes on the table / have bad luck
                                                 
 
 
 GIVE YOUR OPINION
Answer the following questions on a sheet of paper. 
 
 Which of these superstitions are similar to those in your country?
 
 Which are different?
 
 What are the things that are considered unlucky?
 
 What are the things that are considered lucky?
 
 Do you think that there is truth behind superstitions?
 
 
GOOD LUCK !
by Cecilia
 
 

 

       


 

 

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