English Conversation – The Unexplained
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about unexplained things such as ghosts, psychic abilities, superstitions, witches, magic and other mysteries. Listen to an audio discussion where you will hear people discuss their views about ghosts. Learn useful vocabulary and idioms relating to this subject and discover the most common conversation questions that people ask each other about this fascinating subject.
* Audio courtesy of elllo.org.
- Supernatural - events, powers, and creatures that cannot be explained, and seem to involve gods or magic
- Paranormal – things that cannot be explained by science and seem strange and mysterious
- Sceptical - tending to disagree with or not believe what other people tell you
- Superstition - a belief that some objects or actions are lucky or unlucky, or that they cause events to happen, based on old ideas of magic
- As white as a ghost – to be pale or white in the face, often caused by being frightened by something.
- A ghostly presence – You can feel or sense a strange sensation as though something or someone was present near you.
- Freaked out – to be extremely scared
- Do you believe in the supernatural or are you a skeptic?
- Do you believe in extra-terrestrials?
- Have you ever had a lucid dream or out-of-body experience?
- What do you think about near-death experiences? Do you think they are real?
- Can you recall any strange or unexplained events in your life?
- Have you ever gone to a psychic?
- Why do some people consult psychics before doing important things?
- Do you know anyone that has ever been to a psychic?
- How do people predict the future in your country?
- Do you think that dreams can come true?
- Do you think that dreams can help us solve our problems?
- Have you ever had a dream that came true?
- Do you think that some people can predict the future?
- Has anything ever happened to you that you cannot explain?
- Do you believe that there are many things in our universe that cannot be explained?
- Do you believe in witches?
- Do you believe in real magic?
- Have you played with a Ouija board?
- What's the spookiest thing that has ever happened to you?
- Do you believe in ghosts?
- If you don't believe in ghost, why don't you believe?
- Do you know anyone who has said that they have seen a ghost?
- Have you ever seen a ghost?
- If one of your friends told you they had seen a ghost, would you believe him/her?
- Is there an area where you live (park, house, etc.) that is known to be haunted?