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Dictagloss 1_18 Superstitions and you

Discuss these questions with a friend if you can

In your country which number is unlucky?
In Britain breaking a mirror is unlucky. What is unlucky in your country?

Dictagloss Exercise

It's best to work with someone else on this exercise

You are going to listen to a short passage about superstitions .
Here are some of the words you will hear. You can double click on a word for its definition

to have second thoughts,a ladder, to cross your path

Play the passage 2 or 3 times making notes but don't just reproduce it.
Then, together, discuss your notes and agree on a re-construction of the passage without listening again.
This is not a dictation; you are not expected to reproduce the passage exactly.
The idea is that your writing is grammatically correct and conveys the meaning of the passage.
When you have submitted your text press on the button below to see the original passage.

In English the verb and subject are reversed when a question is asked.

Each sentence below is the answer to a question. Read and say what the question was.

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Here are some questions using 'would'

What would you like to do in the future?

What would you do if you were rich?

What would you do if you were poor?

What would you do if you were the principal of your school?

What would you do if you could suddenly speak English?

What would you do if you won a lottery?

What would you do if you were told you had one month to live?

What would you do if you lost your passport?

What would you do if you were kidnapped?

What would you choose to have written on your gravestone when you die?