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Vocabulary: superstitions



Vocabulary: superstitions


  1. Which of the British superstitions are true in your country?
  2. What other superstitions do people have in your country?
  3. Do you believe in any superstitions? If so, which ones?
  4. Have you ever won anything? If so, what did you win=
  5. Do you think people are born lucky?Why?Why not?

Conditionals

Put the words from the box in these empty spaces:

a black cat
a shooting star
a mirror
salt
a ladder
wood
a lucky charm
an umbrella


  1. If ..............walks in front of you, you'll have good luck.
  2. If you walk under................or open............in the house, you'll have bad luck.
  3. If you break......................,you'll have seven years bad luck.
  4. If you carry.................,like a rabbit's foot, it'll bring you good luck.
  5. If you see.............in the sky, you can make a wish.
  6. If you want a good thing to continue, you should touch ................ .
  7. If you spill.........on the table, you should throw it over your shoulder.


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Used to/Get used to/Be used to

‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’
‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’ Students have difficulties in making distinction between used to + infinitive and be/get used to + ‘ing’ form because they look similar. As a matter of fact, they are totally different.

‘used to + infinitive’

Used to is for things that happened in the past and have no connectivity to present:

Peter used to smoke three cigarettes a day. My boyfriend used to drink a lot of coffee during sleepless nights. Sarah and her mother used to go out for a walk every day. Negative form is ( odrični oblik je) : didn't ( did not) use to: I didn't use to smoke before.
Question form is (upitni oblik je) : Did she (subject)  use to..? Did she use to drink a lot of coffee?

As you may guess you can not use 'used to' in the present. To talk about present habits we use the present simple and an adverb of frequency (usually, always, often, never, etc.)

e.g. I often eat at the Japanese restaurant in the city c…