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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. 

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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 a lot of people think is bad luck. So people try to avoid this number.

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