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