Have  good  luck  or  bad  luck

 

 

a,  Here are some common beliefs. Can you separate them as good and bad signs?

 

·         If you carry a rabbit’s foot with you …

·         If you break a mirror …

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… something bad will come to you.

… you will have big luck.

… it will prevent bad luck.

… something good will happen to you.

… you will have bad luck.

 
If you put a horseshoe over the front door …

·         If it’s Friday 13th …

·         If you cross your fingers …

·         If you walk under a ladder …

·         If you put an umbrella up indoors …

·         If you spill salt at a dining table …

·         If you throw salt over your left shoulder …

·         If you touch wood …

 

 

 

b,  Match the beginnings of the following well-known English proverbs with their ending.                                                 

 

 

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makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

prepare for cold winter.

twice in the same place.

makes waste.

catches the worm.

howl more before a storm.

indicate the coming of rain.

keeps the doctor away.

do as the Romans do.

fine weather is coming soon.

drink by measure.

expect rain.

does not make a summer.

stops before eleven.

can’t buy happiness.

after supper walk a mile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The early bird …

·         An apple a day …

·         Rain before seven …

·         Eat at pleasure …

·         Wolves always …

·         After dinner rest a while …

·         One swallow …

·         When spiders weave their webs by noon, …

·         Money …

·         Lightning never strikes …

·         When small clouds join and thicken …

·         Haste …

·         If autumn leaves are slow to fall …

·         Birds on the telephone wire …

·         Early to bed and early to rise …

·         When in Rome, …

 

 

 

c,  Now discuss these questions.

        

1        Do you believe any of them?

2    Do you have the habit of using some or referring to some in conversations?

3    Could you tell more superstitions or proverbs in English?

      4    Do you know anybody who is superstitious? What about you?     

 

 

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