Looking For Ghosts!


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Looking For Ghosts!

  1. 1. Looking for Ghosts!
  2. 2. Pre-reading <ul><li>Do you believe in ghosts? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reading comprehension questions <ul><li>What are ghosts thought of as? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the reasons why ghosts come back to Earth? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ghosts are often the spirits of the dead who come back to Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>While some ghosts are reluctant to leave their favorite place, others are said to avenge their own murders. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Grammar <ul><li>Among all the things in the world that frighten people , ghosts are among the scariest. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What that reason is , supposedly differ s from ghost to ghost. </li></ul>Subject-verb agreement
  7. 7. <ul><li>What are the common ways to contact the spirit world? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Playing a board game in which people put their fingers on the board and are directed to certain messages. </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking people who claim to speak to ghosts and write down their thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking to spiritualists in seances, where several people gather to hear messages from dead relatives and friends. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>How do scientists think about these contacting ways? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A board game is just a trick of our brains, which have deep thoughts about what we want the board to say. </li></ul><ul><li>People writing down the dead’s thoughts can display the brain reworking familiar styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Seances are not given an explanation in the article. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Grammar
  12. 12. <ul><li>Who was Harry Houdini? What was he well known for? </li></ul><ul><li>What did Houdini disguise himself as when going to seances? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think Houdini thought ghosts existed? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it explained that some people can feel ghosts present in a haunted place? </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Houdini was a magician who wanted to talk to his mother after her death in 1920. </li></ul><ul><li>In disguise with a journalist and a policeman </li></ul><ul><li>He did not believe in ghosts, so no one could fool him in seances. </li></ul><ul><li>The explanation might be that a cluster of features, such as changes in light and temperature, make certain people “feel”that a ghost is there. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Grammar <ul><li>He also helped Scientific American magazine, which offered a huge cash prize to anyone who could prove ghosts existed. </li></ul><ul><li>He also helped Scientific American magazine, which offered a huge cash prize to anyone who could prove ( that ) ghosts existed. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Grammar <ul><li>Psychologists in the United Kingdom had volunteers visit so-called haunted mansions and vaults in England. </li></ul>