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ESL READING Unit 10 The Meaning of Numbers. Numbers and Beliefs Reading pp. 92-93. Common Western Superstitions . Vocabulary Skill . The Prefix Dis - Means not . Comes at the beginning of a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb to make the word negative. . Your Turn!.

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Esl reading unit 10 the meaning of numbers

ESL READINGUnit 10The Meaning of Numbers


Numbers and beliefs reading pp 92 93
Numbers and BeliefsReading pp. 92-93



Vocabulary skill
Vocabulary Skill

The Prefix Dis-

  • Means not.

  • Comes at the beginning of a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb to make the word negative.


Your Turn!

Use one of the following words with the prefix Dis- to complete the sentence.

  • Tom _______ of his sister smoking cigarettes.

Disable disapproves

disadvantage disappoint

2. Living in poverty puts one at a ___________.

3. The students did not want to _________ their teacher.

4. Kate had to ________her computer before she could fix it.


Assigned article superstitious me
ASSIGNED ARTICLE: SUPERSTITIOUS? ME?

  • What kind of superstitions did you find in the article?

  • What happens if you knock on wood?

  • Where did the phrase “knock on wood” originate from?


Correct
CORRECT!

  • What kind of superstitions did you find in the article?

  • Don’t break your mirrors.

  • Don’t walk under a ladder.

  • The danger of a Black cat crossing your path.

  • Knocking on wood

  • Witches and warlocks living in the forests.

  • Carrying a rabbit’s foot for good luck.

  • What happens if you knock on wood?

  • You will have good luck.

  • Where did the phrase “knock on wood” originate from?

  • Knocking on wood was supposed to keep the evil spirits from coming out to spoil a person’s good fortune.


Grab a partner
Grab a Partner!

1. Are people in Korea superstitious? Why?

2. Make a list of days, animals, or actions that are considered to be lucky or unlucky. Why?

3. Do you believe the superstitions you listed?


Unit 10 assignment
Unit 10 Assignment

  • Reading Comprehension Exercise

    p. 94

  • Vocabulary Comprehension p. 94 Sections A and B

  • Vocabulary Skills p. 95 Sections A, B, and C

  • Read the passage “Wrinkles Give Clues To Bone Condition” Answer the T/F questions and be ready to discuss at the next class.


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