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Superstitions

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Transcript of Superstitions

Mental training
Practice your mental training with your coach and repeat with confidence
Superstitions
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:
Warm up
Pair up and answers the questions below. Share answers with the class.
''My grammar is good''
''I can do it''
''I am successful''
Fluency diet review
Pair up and answer the questions below. Then, your coach will select some students to go to the front
What would you do if you were alone in a desert island?
What will you do on Christmas?
What does your mom do everyday?
30 seconds NON-STOP
Watch video #15
Grammar test
Talk about different superstitions.
Describe weird superstitions.
Share opinions and believes about superstitions.
What's a superstition?

Are you a superstitious person? Why?

Do you believe in luck?

Video technique 1
Watch the following video and answer the questions below. Watch the video twice.
What is the weirdest superstition that you watched?

What happens if you let your purse touch the floor according to Brazil?

What does it mean if your nose itches in Ireland?

What happens if you break dishes at your friend's door in New Year according to Denmark?

According to Spain what happens if you eat 12 grapes in New Year?

Is it bad luck or good luck if you write your name in red ink?
Describe
Work in pairs and look at the pictures. Tell your partner what the superstition is about. Then some students will share their opinions.
Video technique 2
Watch the following video and answer the questions below
Reading time
Read the following paragraph, then make couples and share your opinion about these interesting superstition.
The designation of a "13th floor" in some tall buildings (particularly hotels) has been purposely omitted due to old superstitions about the number 13. Many people refuse to sleep on a floor with the number 13 (or even in room numbered 13).

To avoid this problem, the 13th level of some buildings is simply re-named. It may be called 12-A, or the "lounge level" or "terrace level". More often, it's skipped over and called the 14th floor, with all actual levels from 13 and higher misnumbered by one.

This means that a building with 20 actual levels, but with its 13th floor omitted, will seem to have 21 floors, since the elevators will go to 21.
Tall buildings without a 13th floor
Wrap up
Your coach will select 1 or 2 students to go to the front and they will do a recap
Describe in your own words what you did since you walked into E4CC until now
How did the girl lose her luck?
What accidents happened to the girl?
What good things did the guy get?
Do you believe in luck? Explain your answer.
Solve the following grammar test using the grammar you have learned
1- Juan___________ in the library this morning.
A) is study
B) studied
C) is studying
D) are studying

2- The movie was __________ the book.
A) as
B) as good
C) good as
D) as good as

3- Each of the Olympic athletes _____ for
months, even years.
A) have been training
B) were training
C) has been training
D) been training

4-Who is ____________, Marina or
Sachiko?
A) tallest
B) tall
C) taller
D) the tallest

5- Maria ___ never late for work.
A) am
B) are
C) were
D) is

Grammar test
Solve the following grammar test using the grammar you have learned
6- Ms. Guth _________ rather not invest that money in the stock market.
A) has to
B) could
C) would
D) must

7- Eli's hobbies include jogging, swimming, and _____.
A) to climb mountains
B) climb mountains
C) to climb
D) climbing mountains

8- Mr. Hawkins requests that someone _________ the data by fax immediately.
A) sent
B) sends
C) send
D) to send

9- The concert will begin ___ fifteen minutes.
A) in
B) on
C) with
D) about

10- The company will upgrade _________ computer information systems next month.
A) there
B) their
C) it's
D) its

1- Why is the 13th floor omitted in hotels and some buildings?
2-Why do you think people are afraid to sleep in rooms with the number 13?
3- Would you have any issues sleeping in those rooms? Explain your answer
What was the Thailand's superstition about?
Remember: 30 seconds per image
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