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  • 1. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. Not many people like to admit (that)they are superstitious, but in fact they believe (that) … Diana Cristina Botina Diana Carolina Pinchao
  • 2. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.Answer the questionnaire, then calculate your scores.1. Cross your fingers for good luck.2. Avoid stepping under ladders to avoid bad luck.3. The bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, in her wedding.4. Unlucky for the bride to wear the wedding dress before the wedding day or when the broom sees the bride before the weeding.
  • 3. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.5. It’s unlucky when you are walking, andsuddenly a black cat crosses your road.6. It’s brings you good luck runningaround the block when new year comesso that you can easily travel.
  • 4. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.7. Scattering sugar in a store brings good luck to attractpeople and it is unlucky to scatter salt, it might bringyou misfortune.8. To open an umbrella indoors brings bad luck.9. Holly Thursday nobody is due to bathe, because thatday Christ washed the feet with his apostles. If you doyou will be a wretch.10. If you give handkerchiefs, the person who receivesthem will have a full life of weeping and tears.
  • 5. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.11. When a dark butterfly settles in a site of thehome, it’s because it announces that somebody nearyou is going to pass away.12. Finding a clover with four or more leaves bringsgood luck.13. To have behind the door of the house or thestore an aloe plant hung of a cord, so that the goodluck stays all along.
  • 6. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.14. Eating twelve grapes on December 31st whileyou wish something for each grape. Your wishes willcome true.15. Tuesday 13th is an unlucky day.16. Getting up on your left foot means bad luck aswell as getting up of the left side of your bed.17. Hanging a new calendar up before the new year.
  • 7. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.18. A sick person dreaming of cats...DeathOmen...19. If your left palm itches...scratch it, rub it onyour rump, put it in your pocket, to have money.20. If you laugh a lot, you will cry after a while.
  • 8. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.Your Score• 18-20 Wow! You are really superstitious!• 15-17 You are fairly superstitious, aren’t you?• 12-14 You are not very superstitious, but…• 0-10 life is not a matter of luck to you!
  • 9. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. I’ve heard that one!SUPERSTITIONS
  • 10. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.Mondays child is fair of faceTuesdays child is full of graceWednesdays child is full of woeThursdays child has far to goFridays child is loving and givingSaturdays child works hard for a livingBut the child born on the Sabbath, is lucky, bonny,wise and gay. A spider in the morning is a sign of sorrow; A spider at noon brings worry for tomorrow; A spider in the afternoon is a sign of a gift; But a spider in the evening will all hopes uplift
  • 11. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. EXPRESSIONS• Many people believe (that…)• Some people argue (that…)• Women sometimes feel (that)…• I agree that…• Not many people like to admit (that)• It is reported that…• It is believed that…• It has been claimed (by many people) that…• It was once believed that…
  • 12. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. TAIWAN The word for the number "4" hasanother meaning, a very bad one.It also means "die", so no hospital has a fourth floor. Even some hotels dont use the number "4" for a room or a floor number.
  • 13. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Softwarehttp://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.
  • 14. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. MEXICO Many women think that if they want to finda boyfriend, they must buy a stamp or statue of San Antonio. After they buy the stamp or statue, they need to put it upside down and light a candle in front of that statue or stamp. Then they need to say a little prayer to askfor a boyfriend. If they repeat this every day for two weeks, they will finally find a boyfriend.
  • 15. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. KOREAOn the day when you have a big test, dont wash your hair. people believe when theywash their hair, their memories are cleaned by the water. consequently, people thinkthey wont be able to remember what they studied.
  • 16. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. KOREAIf you marry someone five years difference in age, "wonjin sal" will bother you. youll fight with your spouseevery day, but you wont get divorced. And, if you marrysomeone six years older or younger than you are, "sangchun sal" will make you strange. You and your spouse willlive happily, but you will always be beggars. As a result,many koreans consider four years difference. Seven yearsdifference in age between the bride and the groom is thebest age.
  • 17. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. RUSSIAPeople say if you look in a broken mirror, youllhave bad luck. They say if you eat and look in amirror at the same time, you will gorge yourluck. If you drink at the same moment you looka mirror, you will guzzle your luck.
  • 18. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. GREECEPeople use to carry a little bone of abat in their wallet. It is believed thatthe bone will protect them from the evil eye.
  • 19. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. PAKISTANThere is a belief that one should notopen and close a pair of scissors withoutany reason or purpose. It is consideredbad luck and believed to cause problemto the family living in the home.
  • 20. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Software http://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only. EXPRESSIONS• Many people believe (that…)• Some people argue (that…)• Women sometimes feel (that)…• I agree that…• Not many people like to admit (that)• It is reported that…• It is believed that…• It has been claimed (by many people) that…• It was once believed that…
  • 21. Generated by Foxit PDF Creator © Foxit Softwarehttp://www.foxitsoftware.com For evaluation only.