Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
|1. superstition 迷信|
|Many people still believe in superstitions.|
|2. creepy 不気味な、嫌な気分にさせる|
|The Halloween decorations are too creepy!|
|3. ridiculous ばかげた、ばかばかしい|
|It’s ridiculous to expect a two-year-old to be able to solve that math problem!|
|4. suddenly 突然|
|I was dreaming of a flying cat when the phone suddenly rang.|
|5. coincidence 〔偶然の〕一致、合致|
|We hadn’t planned to be in Tokyo at the same time as Sherwin and Cherry. It was just a happy coincidence.|
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||What are some superstitions in your country?|
|2.||Have you ever had a creepy dream?|
|3.||What movie do you think is ridiculous?|
|4.||What would you do if you suddenly won a million dollars?|
|5.||When was the last time you experienced a coincidence?|
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
Oh my! A black cat just crossed our path!
What’s wrong with it?
They say it’s bad luck!
Don’t worry. That’s only a superstition.
I just remember it’s Friday the 13th today. I’m getting a creepy feeling!
Oh! Come on, Ron. Don’t tell me you believe in superstitions. They’re ridiculous.
Well, back in Ireland, we believe that when a knife falls on the floor, we’ll have a male visitor. Guess what?
Once, when we were having dinner, I dropped my knife. Then, Tom, our cousin from Scotland suddenly arrived!
That is just a coincidence!
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||Why was Ron getting a creepy feeling?|
|2.||What was Emma’s reaction to Ron?|
|3.||What suddenly happened when Ron dropped his knife during dinner?|
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
|1.||A: Please stop wearing that ______ hat!
B: But, why? It has cute butterflies and feathers on it!
|2.||A: That stranger keeps looking at us.
B: I know! It’s getting a little bit ________.
|3.||A: Hey, open your door. I brought food!
B: I was just about to send you a message. What a ________!
|4.||A: The lights ______ turned off!
B: Maybe, it’s just broken.
|5.||A: You shouldn’t whistle at night. Snakes might come!
B: Don’t tell me you believe in that ________!
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
You and your friend suddenly saw a black cat. Your friend thinks it is bad luck. Tell your tutor, who will act as your friend, that it is just a superstition.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)