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Georgiana

With teacher Georgiana since 2011.

#067 Superstitions & Using KINDLE to learn English

Listen to a new episode of Speak English Now Podcast, your favorite material for practicing your spoken and heard English. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary, and how to improve your English more effectively.

Transcript:

Hello everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. I want to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques.

Today I’ll talk about superstitions, and you’ll practice your speaking with a mini-story. 

By the way, thank you so much for listening wherever you are. If you can, please write a comment on iTunes. That’s how you help me reach more people.

Ok! Let’s start!

Bad luck, good luck… Superstition is something that people think can give good or bad luck. And all over the world, there are superstitious people.

However, not everyone is superstitious, and some think it’s silly. So, they don’t believe in anything. I’m gonna comment on some of the most common superstitions I know:

1) Finger crossing: If you cross your fingers, in theory, you avoid bad luck. For example: “I’m going to cross my fingers to win the lottery.”

2) Touching or knocking on wood: This is also quite common. The expression “to touch wood” means that you don’t want something bad to happen. For example.

“My friend Laura can’t find a job.”

 “Well, touch wood. I need to find a job soon.”

3) Cast the evil eye: This expression means that someone wishes you bad luck, something bad. When you’re unlucky for a while, you could say, “It looks like someone has cast the evil eye on me.”

4) Friday the 13th is a date that many people think is bad luck. So people try to avoid this number.

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5 Comments

  1. Mayq

    U are amazing teacher thank you so much

    Reply
    • GEORGIANA

      Thanks for your kind words. Have a lovely weekend!

      Reply
  2. Manesh Prasannan

    Hey, guys! you wanna speak English fluently? I suggest you speakEnglishpodcat.com. In my case, I thought I can never speak English fluently. a few months ago I started to listen to the podcast, It’s really amazing! there are No boring grammar rules and No textbooks. the podcast is very effective and I think, this podcast is one of the easy way to learn English. now I can speak English better than before. Thank you so much, Georgiana!

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    • GEORGIANA

      Thank you very much for recommending the Speak English Now podcast. I am very happy to help you improve your English.

      Reply
    • Ana

      Hi Georgiana , as a result of your story, I’ve learnt a lot about superstitious! Thanks !

      Reply

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With Georgiana’s method  I have started speaking English from minute one and this is exactly what I needed. With the traditional method you will practice grammar, grammar and grammar, but with Georgiana’s method you will practice listening and speaking and in my opinion this is the most important thing when you are learning a new language. Ricardo

“Thanks to Georgiana, I have lost my fear of speaking English. I have eliminated my frustration and started to enjoy this language.” Miriam

“I did not study English when I was a child. I contacted Georgiana at a time when I felt blocked. She has helped me to lose my fear of speaking English.” Ana