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Superstition Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
One person should think of a number from one to ten. They should focus on the number but not say it aloud. After a few seconds, the other students should write on paper the number that comes into their minds. Once everyone has written a number down, compare the results with the original thinker. If any of the numbers match, say what you think this means.

Vocabulary List

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Are you a superstitious person? What things are you superstitious about?
  2. Do you think luck plays a part in your life? Are you generally lucky or unlucky?
  3. What’s your lucky number?
  4. Do you know your star sign? What does it say about you?
  5. Do you read your horoscope? How does it help you?
  6. Do you carry any kind of object that is meant to bring you luck?
  7. Do you believe in ghosts? If not, how do you explain people’s claims to have seen them?
  8. Telepathy is communication directly from one mind to another. Is it possible to communicate this way?
  9. Do you believe in hypnosis? What happens when a person is hypnotized?
  10. Can people predict the future? Have you ever had a feeling about the future that turned out to be true?
  11. Have you ever visited a fortune teller? What did you learn?
  12. Have you experienced the feeling of déjà vu? How do you explain this strange feeling?
  13. Do you often dream while you sleep? Do dreams have meaning in real life?
  14. What is the purpose of Halloween? Do you celebrate it? How?
  15. If you could time travel, when would you go to and what would you do there?
  16. If you could have one superhuman ability, like flying or invisibility, which ability would you choose to have? How would you use your power?
  17. Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? What makes you think so?
  18. What do you think about UFO sightings?
  19. If aliens come to our planet, what human behavior will they think strange?
  20. What do you think aliens look like?

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