• ETRC Fall School 2010
• Presenter: Alina Mardari, SPU “Ion
Creanga”, English Philology Chair.
If you want to find you prince, you
will have to kiss a lot of frogs.
• If you are in a supermarket and you want to
change queues , what will happen?
• Read the first paragraph of the article. Who was
Murphy? What exactly is his law?
• Read the rest of the article. Can you guess how
the examples 1-8 of Murphy’s Law finish?
• If you walk under a ladder, you will have
• If you break a mirror, you will have seven
years of bad luck
Suggest further superstitions you know.
Chains of events
If I am ill tomorrow………
• One student suggests a possible result.
• The next student takes the result, reforms
it into a condition and suggests another
• For each wish write down at least one
reason why you want these things.
• Write down three negative wishes and
write down why you would hate to do the
I would hate it if I…..
• Try to think of situations in which you
might, perfectly morally and reasonably,
perform these actions.
• Write them down. Use conditional II.
Justify your actions:
Why might you
……jump out of the window?
……take out all your clothes in a public place?
……set fire to your house?
……pretend to be someone else?
……deliberately break a glass?
……paint yourself green?
• Write down three things you have done in
your life which you regret.
• Write down three things you are glad you
• Imagine what it might have meant to them
if these things had not occurred.
• Write down sentences using conditional III.