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Superstitions

Superstitions

Students use the first conditional to discuss American superstitions and compare them to their own country's superstitions.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Superstitions

Grammar:  First Conditional

Time:  20 minutes

Preparation

  • Make a copy of the Handout for each student in the class.

Procedure

1

Students get into groups of 4 or 5 people.

2

Give each student a Handout.

3

Ask the students to read the superstitions in their groups and decide which ones are similar to their culture and which ones are different.

4

Ask one group at a time to give a report about one of the superstitions. 

5

Ask the students to brainstorm at least five superstitions that are present in their culture. Remind students to use the first conditional.

6

Go around the room, one group at a time, presenting one superstition for each group.

7

When a group cannot think of an additional superstition, they are out.

8

The winner is the last remaining group.

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