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3 Unit 9 A Rabbits Foot and a Piece of Wood Deborah Soong

4 Teaching Activities Index

5 Teaching Activities 1st period 1. Warm-upWarm-up 2. The Vocabulary, and Idioms & Phrases within Paragraphs 1-4The Vocabulary, and Idioms & Phrases within Paragraphs Reading – Paragraphs 1-4Reading – Paragraphs 1-4 2nd period 1. The Vocabulary, and Idioms & Phrases within Paragraphs 5-9The Vocabulary, and Idioms & Phrases within Paragraphs Reading – Paragraphs 5-9Reading – Paragraphs Post-readingPost-reading 3rd period 1. Word FileWord File 2. Sentence PatternsSentence Patterns 3. ExpansionExpansion 4. Writing PracticeWriting Practice 4th period Part II Oral & Listening ~ Unit 7

6 Warm-up Vocabulary Idioms & Phrases Reading~ Paragraphs 1-4

7 The Westerners

8 A rabbits foot and a piece of wood? Yes, they believe both the above bring good luck. And what about other traditional superstitions of the westerners?

9 God bless you! Someone should say God bless you to avoid the devils mischief when you sneeze.

10 Youd better cover your mouth when you yawnalso to avoid the devils mischief. Cover your mouth!

11 13 is the number that brings bad luck. Youd better stay away from everything related to the number. 13! Something bad will happen!

12 Moreover, Friday the 13th is the worst day in a year. Be careful! 2004 June 13 Dont do anything on that day.

13 The girl who catches the brides flowers will be the next one to get married. But... what if a 5-year-old girl catches the flowers? Whos the next bride? Me!

14 Dont worry. 7 years is not too long. Breaking a mirror brings 7 years of bad luck, so if you break 10 mirrors, your life will be completely screwed up.

15 A four-leaf clover brings good luck. You gotta find one. Im the lucky guy!

16 Do you dare to walk under the ladder? GO GO GO!

17 A black catif you see it on your way out, the best thing to do is turn around and go home. Youre watching me?

18 Do you think were the most superstitious all over the world? Not exactly. Actually, the westerners are as superstitious as us, only the views are quite different.

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21 Where do customs often grow out of ? Superstitions.

22 Is number 13 unlikely in all cultures? No, not exactly.

23 How many years of bad luck will a broken mirror bring? Seven years.

24 What do people in old times think of yawn, sneeze or hiccup? They thought that a sneeze, hiccup, or yawn was the devil at work.

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26 You sneeze. Someone says, Bless you. You sneeze. Someone says, Bless you. Whenever you sneeze, anyone nearby would show his/her concern by praying to God to protect you. You hiccup. Your friend jumps up and yells,Boo! You hiccup. Your friend jumps up and yells, Boo! Whenever you hiccup, your friend will make a sudden jump and give out a loud shout to frighten you.

27 You yawn. Without thinking, you cover your mouth.. Without thinking, you cover your mouth. Instinctively, you cover your mouth (with your hand). It is natural that you put your hand or something over your mouth.

28 What triggers such reactions to a sneeze, a hiccup, and a yawn? What triggers such reactions to a sneeze, a hiccup, and a yawn? What triggers off such reactions to a sneeze, a hiccup, and a yawn? What causes the above reactions to a sneeze, a hiccup, and a yawn?

29 Actions like these are often a result of customs. Actions like these are often a result of customs. Such actions often result from customs. Customs are often a cause of actions like these.

30 Other actions stem from superstitions. Others stem from superstitions. Other actions are a result of superstitions. Others originate from superstitions. Superstitions are a cause of other reactions.

31 Long ago, for example, many people thought that a sneeze, hiccup, or yawn was the devil at work. the devil at work the evil spirit that was working More

32 the devil Give the devil his due. The devil is not so black as he is painted. The devil finds work for idle hands to do. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know. Every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost. Speak of the Devil and he will/is sure to appear.

33 Therefore, they developed little actions to keep the devil from his mischief. they developed little actions to keep the devil from his mischief their little actions developed to stop the devil from playing tricks they acquired a course of action to prevent the devil from doing any harm to them

34 A custom is the usual way of doing something. A superstition is a belief that one event will cause or prevent another event which is in no way related. that. in no way not at all. His performance is in no way a success. He would in no way achieve his goal. Next

35 A custom is the usual way of doing something. A superstition is a belief that one event will cause or prevent another event which is in no way related. A superstition is a belief [that one event will cause or prevent another event which is in no way related]. It is a superstition that one event is believed to cause (or prevent) another event though they are definitely not related to each other. Customs often grow out of superstitions.

36 Both have been part of every culture in history, but they differ from one culture to another. part be a Both have been part of every culture in history, but they differ from one culture to another. Customs and superstitions have existed in every culture in history, but they are as different as cultures. Every culture in history has contained customs and superstitions, but they vary from culture to culture.

37 In Taiwan, for example, the words for the number 4 and for death sound alike, so many Taiwanese think that 4 is an unlucky number. think A to be B to be B. consider, suppose, believe, declare, feel, find, prove Many Taiwanese consider fortune-telling to be important/misleading/a joke. They proved your report to be original/inspiring/a masterpiece. Next

38 In Taiwan, for example, the words for the number 4 and for death sound alike, so many Taiwanese think that 4 is an unlucky number. many Taiwanese think (that) 4 is an unlucky number. many Taiwanese think the number 4 (to be) unlucky. Some buildings in Taiwan, therefore, have no fourth floor.

39 In other cultures, people think the number 13 brings bad luck June 13

40 Customs and superstitions often spring from people's fears and beliefs. -f(e) -s chiefs, roofs,proofs, safes -f(e) -ves calf, half, leaf,loaf, self, thief, knife, life, wife Customs and superstitions often spring from people's fears and beliefs. Customs and superstitions often originate from what people fear and believe.

41 They are one way to deal with things people dont understand. They are one way to deal with things people dont understand. Customs and superstitions are used to explain what people dont understand. People sometimes clear up/dispel their doubt by using customs and superstitions.

42 Customs and superstitions surround everyday activities in a persons life eating, sleeping, working, and playing. Customs and superstitions surround everyday activities in a persons life eating, sleeping, working, and playing. Customs and superstitions exist around all important things which a person does, such as eating, sleeping, working, and playing.

43 They also deal with life's major events birth, marriage, illness, and death. deal with surround ; ; birth... lifes major events. Back


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