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Unit 7 Are Superstitions Things of the Past? Extension Activities
Activity One: True or False Activity Two: The Guessing Game
True or False
There are more superstitions than we have learned in this unit. Now, please look at the following superstitions and try to guess if they are true or false.
A frog brings good luck to the house it enters. 1
To see an owl in the sunlight brings good luck. 2
A spider spinning in the morning brings good luck. 3
Looking at the new moon over your left shoulder brings bad luck. 4
Getting out of bed left foot first brings bad luck. 5
Singing before breakfast brings good luck. 6
Sneezing 3 times before breakfast brings good luck. 7
Cutting your hair during a storm brings good luck. 8
Picking up a pencil in the street brings good luck. 9
Walking in the rain brings bad luck. 10
An itch on the top of your head brings good luck. 11
Giving away a wedding present brings good luck. 12
An itch inside your nose brings bad luck. 13
End of Activity One
The Guessing Game
Below are two American superstitions. Try to make a wild guess to see if you can guess them right.
Question 1: Guess why fingernail clippings must not be left for others to find. reason
Reason: Fingernail clippings can be used to cast spells on their owners.
Question2: When getting married, why brides traditionally wear or carry something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue? reason
Reason: 1. Something old which has brought good luck to its owner in the past will also bring good luck to the new owner. 2. Something new is a symbol of hope for the future. 3. Something borrowed adds the good luck of the giver to the bride. 4. Blue is considered to be a lucky color. It is a traditional protection for all women.