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Task Description
Students should pay attention to the information given on the video in other to fill in the gals that will pop up throughout the video
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Scene summary
Superstitions in different countries and its both origin and effects on those who are either credulous or skeptical.
Video length
5 minutes 11 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
Other pedagogical goals
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Adults, Elementary schoolers
Elementary schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
Because they involve supernatural causes, it's no surprise that many superstitions are based
2. Fill the gap.
… is so common that many buildings around the world
3. Fill the gap.
… many people consider the story of the Last Supper to be true but other superstitions come from religiousthat few …
4. Fill the gap.
Knocking on wood is thought to come from theof theIndo-Europeans or possibly people who predated them who …
5. Fill the gap.
Touching a tree wouldof the spirit within.
6. Fill the gap.
Many superstitions common today in countries from Russia to Ireland are thought to be remnants of thethat …
7. Fill the gap.
… many Italians fear the number 17 because the Roman numeral XVII can be rearranged to form the word vixi, meaning my life
8. Fill the gap.
And since the number one also sounds like the word for must, the number fourteen sounds like the phrase
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But the taboowhistling backstage still exists today, long after the stagehands started using radio headsets.
10. Fill the gap.
… lightingfrom the same match really could cause bad luck if you were ain a foxhole where keeping a match …
11. Choose the correct options.
Well, yes, but for many people, superstitions are based more on cultural habit than?
Conscious belief
Voluntary belief
Unconscious belief
Outrageous belief
12. Fill the gap.
… following the superstition is often easier thanit.
13. Fill the gap.
But believing that they work could actually make you play better by giving you the illusion of havingover events.
14. Fill the gap.
So in situations where thatcan make a difference, like sports, those crazy superstitions might not be so crazyall.
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