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Are you superstitious? It is interesting to discuss the superstitions of different countries because there are often some similarities as well as many differences. Let’s take a look at a couple of available worksheets that address this topic. The first one is for pre-intermediate learners but will most likely be either a guessing game or a review; luckily the answer key is included. This is perfect for talking about some superstitions; if you want to talk about others, simply use this as a guide for creating your own worksheet. The second superstitions worksheet targets upper-intermediate learners and has a number of useful activities as well as a complete lesson plan. It could not be easier to introduce superstitions to your students. These are just two of the 33 free superstitions worksheets in the section that you can use to introduce or practice talking about superstitions.
This topic is perfect right around Halloween but you can choose to incorporate it into your lesson plans whenever it is most convenient and appropriate for you. Make sure that you have created a constructive learning environment in which to discuss this and similar topics because you want to avoid having students share their thoughts and opinions only to be ridiculed by their peers. This will make students hesitant to volunteer personal information in the future.

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What Are Superstitions?
Superstition is a credulous belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge. The word is often used pejoratively to refer to folk beliefs deemed irrational. This leads to some superstitions being called "old wives' tales". It is also commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy and spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold by specific unrelated prior events. The etymology is from the classical Latin superstitio, literally "a standing over [in amazement]", but other interpretations include an over-scrupulousness in religion or a "hold-over" from older beliefs. The word is attested in the 1st century BC, notably in Livy and Ovid, in the meaning of an unreasonable or excessive belief in fear or magic, especially foreign or fantastical ideas.
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Movie Worksheet: X-Files

Movie Worksheet: X-Files

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This video activity was primarily designed for adults at pre-intermediate and above levels. The central theme is reincarnation, but it is not mentioned in the worksheet, so it won't spoil the acti ...
6 Views 5,620 Pre-IntIntAdv
Superstitions PPT

Superstitions PPT

this PPT lesson is suitable to be used for a multicultural class. This one hour reading & speaking lesson introduce superstitions and is supplemented with a short group activity and presentati ...
10 Views 12,953 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Pirates' Weather Superstitions

Movie Worksheet: Pirates' Weather Superstitions

It's a warm-up or a short listening task for students of all ages based on the BBC 1 min "Horrible Stories Pirate Weather Report". This can be used as an extra-material on topics "Traveling", "Wea ...
7 Views 9,596 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Halloween BoardGame

Halloween BoardGame

This is a boardgame I made just in time for Halloween. This will get your students speaking about different things related to the topic. Feel free to modify the questions or the "will you survive" ...
18 Views 15,826 Pre-IntIntAdv
Superstitions: First and Zero Conditional

Superstitions: First and Zero Conditional

This is a gap-filling and matching activity. Students complete and match halves of sentences describing some of the British superstitions. Then they can also think about some local ones. The works ...
10 Views 22,674 ElemPre-Int
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Superstitions (First Conditional)

Superstitions (First Conditional)

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It's a one-page file with two tasks: 1) match the parts of the sentences to make superstitions and 2) tell about superstitions in your country. You will also find keys to the first exercise. The s ...
10 Views 18,920 Pre-IntInt
Superstitions Power Point

Superstitions Power Point

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Do you know why we cross our fingers for good luck? Do you know why walking under a ladder is bad luck? Get ready to find out! I created this Power Point to go over the history of some things that ...
23 Views 17,834 Pre-IntIntAdv
The Unexplained

The Unexplained

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This power point presentation was initially designed for interactive boards but can be used in many ways (cards, worksheets etc). Everybody is interested in what they can't see or explain. That's ...
9 Views 6,192 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: The Experiments- the Secret of Luck

Movie Worksheet: The Experiments- the Secret of Luck

This activity was originally created to accompany Unit 10 of Total English Advanced. It's connected with the topic "Luck" and "Superstitions" and it's ideal for advanced groups who need to practic ...
4 Views 6,116 AdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Dreamcatcher

Movie Worksheet: Dreamcatcher

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I used this worksheet to introduce the topic 'Dreams' to my intermediate listening class. It is based on a news report about a guy who is a Native American descendant and makes dreamcatchers. The ...
6 Views 4,570 Pre-IntIntAdv
American Superstitions

American Superstitions

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It is a conversation activity. I've used it with pre-intermediate and intermediate students that have some difficulties to speak. First I asked them what they have heard about it and then showed t ...
8 Views 10,492 Pre-IntInt
Fortune Telling (Vocabulary)

Fortune Telling (Vocabulary)

•, Superstitions
I used this worksheet with my students at the speaking club today and it was fun, though quite mind-boggling for them. The worksheet was created with the help of the Tiles Creator on this site. I' ...
7 Views 7,176 IntAdv
Quiz on Superstitions

Quiz on Superstitions

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A quiz to break the ice and introduce our students to the topic of the most common British superstitions. A quiz that can be easily projected through EWB or simply OHP, or just given out to studen ...
10 Views 15,462 Elem
Superstitions

Superstitions

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This is a sort of warmer, to introduce students to the topic of most common supersitions. Students receive one chunck each (strips of paper can be cut from the worksheet) and have to find out &nbs ...
4 Views 9,113 ElemPre-Int
The Mary Celeste Wordsearch

The Mary Celeste Wordsearch

•, Superstitions
This is a wordsearch from the book "The great mysteries of our world" by Gina D.B Clemen. It contains 33 challenging words about the dissappearance of "Mary Celeste" which is in chapter 1 of the b ...
2 Views 4,853 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Sheldon Cooper's Fears and Phobias ( The Big Bang Theory)

Movie Worksheet: Sheldon Cooper's Fears and Phobias ( The Big Bang Theory)

This is a more complete version of the previous worksheet. I used one episode of The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 Episode 9 - to talk about fears and phobias. There are questions and a matching acti ...
10 Views 14,745 IntAdv
Superstitions in England

Superstitions in England

This is a matching activity to teach or review the first conditional. It introduces some superstitions used in England. Once students understand the meaning of superstition and learn how to use th ...
24 Views 17,305 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Moonshadow by Cat Stevens [Slides]

Song Worksheet: Moonshadow by Cat Stevens [Slides]

These slides are designed especially for pre-intermediate and intermediate. However I am quite sure it can be assigned to all levels (see worksheet). It consists of exercises firstly based on the ...
7 Views 6,905 All
Song Worksheet: Moonshadow by Cat Stevens [Superstitions]

Song Worksheet: Moonshadow by Cat Stevens [Superstitions]

This five-page worksheet is designed especially for pre-intermediate and intermediate. However I am quite sure it can be assigned to all levels. It consists of exercises firstly based on the song ...
7 Views 6,685 All
The Haunted House: A Halloween Activity

The Haunted House: A Halloween Activity

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This is a Halloween activity, very interesting, you can practice Halloween vocabulary with your students. This a Haunted house, ask the students to draw the house, and connect the words to the ne ...
21 Views 25,003 Beg
Conditionals: 0, 1 and 2

Conditionals: 0, 1 and 2

I've made this worksheet to review the use of the Conditionals 0, 1 and 2. I included a brief explanation on the differences between them and some really simple exercises after each one of them. A ...
36 Views 39,199 IntAdv
Roswell UFO Reading, Vocabulary & Speaking

Roswell UFO Reading, Vocabulary & Speaking

The text is from the NY Times Learning Network and I created a vocabulary exercise using 10 words from the text. To introduce the article I used the title, The Roswell Incident, as a hangman sente ...
12 Views 13,495 IntAdv
Russian Superstitions

Russian Superstitions

•, Superstitions
This worksheet is a kind of a lexical test to revise what students know about the superstitions in Russian culture. Students must fill in the gaps with the offered words and choose synonyms or ant ...
11 Views 10,251 Pre-IntInt
Weird New Year Traditions

Weird New Year Traditions

There are 10 weird New Year superstitions descriptions with pictures. Give the pictures to the students first and let them guess (make their own) superstitions. Then give them true stories random ...
28 Views 20,553 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Gift Giving Superstitions

Gift Giving Superstitions

Cut the pictures and give them to the students. Let them think why this can be a bad gift and in what country this superstition exists. Then cut the stripes with "action - result" information and ...
33 Views 13,710 ElemPre-Int

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