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Conversation Questions on Superstitions - by Jerry Steinberg

 

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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the word 'superstition'?

2)

What superstitions do you know?

3)

Which ones do you believe?

4)

Do you believe that some numbers, days or dates are lucky or unlucky?

5)

Do any animals or insects bring good or bad luck?

6)

Are any colors lucky or unlucky?

7)

What can you do to prevent bad things from happening?

8)

Would you change your phone number or home address to avoid 'bad numbers'?

9)

Do you believe that some materials are lucky/unlucky (such as gold, silk, etc.)?

10)

Would you change your name if you heard your name was unlucky?

 


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

What do you think about superstition?

2)

How do you think some superstitions started?

3)

What is your opinion of superstitious people?

4)

Are there any actions that can bring bad luck (such as walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, spilling salt, etc.)?

5)

What symbols in your culture bring good luck? Why is that?

6)

What happens when someone talks about you in your absence?

7)

What will happen if one of your hands or feet is itchy?

8)

Where does the expression "Bless you" or "God bless you" (when someone sneezes) come from?

9)

Do you have any objects that are said to bring good luck, such as a rabbit's foot, a lucky coin, etc.?

10)

Can the location of a house or the position of furniture bring good or bad luck?

 


 
 
 


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