English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

From black cats to Friday the 13th, superstitions exist in cultures all over the world.
Where do they come from? Why do so many people believe them? And is there any evidence to suggest that they are actually true?

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/superstitions

Show Notes

From black cats to Friday the 13th, superstitions exist in cultures all over the world.

Where do they come from? Why do so many people believe them? And is there any evidence to suggest that they are actually true?

  • Definition of 'superstition'
  • Superstitions in Ancient Rome
  • Superstitions + religion
  • The Catholic Church + superstitions
  • Why are so many superstitions about 'bad' luck?
  • Superstition Story 1: Why you shouldn't open an umbrella inside
  • Superstition Story 2: Salt over your shoulder
  • Superstition Story 3: Knocking on wood
  • Superstition Story 4: Saying 'bless you' after sneezing
  • Superstition Story 5: Friday 13th 

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/superstitions

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