Task description & scene summary

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
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
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2020-03-25, 16:09:29 (GMT+1)
About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Because they involve supernatural causes, it's no surprise that many superstitions are based in

Fill the gap: Because they involve supernatural causes, it's no surprise that many superstitions are based ________________________

2) What many buildings are like?

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 religious ________________________ that few …

4)

Fill the gap: Knocking on wood is thought to come from the ________________________ of the ________________________ Indo-Europeans or possibly people who predated them who …

5)

Fill the gap: Touching a tree would ________________________ of the spirit within.

6)

Fill the gap: Many superstitions common today in countries from Russia to Ireland are thought to be remnants of the ________________________ that …

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 ________________________

9)

Fill the gap: But the taboo ________________________ whistling backstage still exists today, long after the stagehands started using radio headsets.

10)

Fill the gap: … lighting ________________________ from the same match really could cause bad luck if you were a ________________________ in a foxhole where keeping a match …

11) 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 than ________________________ it.

13)

Fill the gap: But believing that they work could actually make you play better by giving you the illusion of having ________________________ over events.

14)

Fill the gap: So in situations where that ________________________ can make a difference, like sports, those crazy superstitions might not be so crazy ________________________ all.

About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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