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Unit: Western Culture and
Lots of superstitions are still believed in.
I have a firm belief in his innocent.
Seven is a lucky number.
It is said that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.
Rabbits breed quickly.
They will continue to crucify her.
The ceremony is to turn away evil spirits.
I was very scared of snakes.
The evil spirit was driven away from the house.
He believes in the supernatural.
I acted the part of a fairy.
Rabbit is a symbol of the fertility.
The prosperity of a country depends upon its citizens.
We use the passive to say 'what happens
to the subject
We use the passive when:
We do not know who did the action
The window was broken. (we don't know who broke it.)
It is not important who did the action Breakfast is served
at 7am. (it is not important who serves breakfast)
It is very clear/ obvious who did the action
in this field.' (obviously, farmers grow the corn)
Corn is grown
Present Simple Passive
The object of the active sentence becomes
the subject of the passive sentence
The finite form of the verb is changed (to
be + past participle)
The subject of the active sentence becomes
the object of the passive sentence (or is
Present Simple Passive
Auxiliary verb (be)
sample V3 (past participle)
Subject + is, am, are + verb3
Cats are considered good friends to people
Good friends of people are cats.
Eastern and Western Beliefs and
dream of a snake
It was believed a long time ago that if you dreamt that
you found a snake, you will meet your soul mate in the
near future. Especially if you dreamt that the snake was
wrapping itself around you, choking you then rest
assured your soul mate is on his or her way! In the
case that you already have a girlfriend, boyfriend, or
are already married and you dreamt that you found a
snake, someone is crushing on you!
Seeing a black cat
Superstitions about black cat are very
well known and popular in the world
today. However, the good or bad luck
black cats possess is dependent on
where you live in the world. People in
some countries see black cats as
friends, while people in some other
countries see them as evil.
In Britain and Japan, where
cats are considered good friends to
people, it is good luck to have black
cat cross your path, whereas in the
USA or several European countries,
where black cats have been
considered the witch’s helper, and
a friend of everything evil, it is bad
luck to have a black cat walk by.
While - reading
1. Make a group of 5.
2. Read the message on the Power Point.
3. Find the picture which match with the
4. Say “We got it!” when you finish.
The Chinese believe that this number is a lucky
People in some countries see them as friends, while
people in some other countries see them as evil.
This will bring you 7 years of bad luck or misfortune.
The Christian cross is believed to have the power to
protect people from all evil forces.
While - reading activity 2
Speed reading Game
• Work in pairs.
• A teacher will show the passage about
belief on the Power Point for each
pairs to read for 5 seconds.
• After 5 seconds, a teacher will close
the passage and count 1..2..3 . The
first pairs that can rest the hand
fastest will have a chance to answer.
• If which pairs can tell the information
about the passage correctly, they will
• If which pairs cannot tell
the correct information;
they will out of that round
and a chance will be for
the other pairs.
• Which pair can do the
highest scores, you will be
the winner and got some
price from a teacher.
Post Reading 2
a role play
-Make a group of 3.
-Each group send the representative to
get a passage about superstitions.
-Please help each other to read and try
to understand the passage.
-5 minute to create the role play about
superstition based on your passage
that you got.
- 5 minute for practice with your group
members and when you ready you
have to present in front of the class.