VIP Class Notes (Li)


superstitions: a belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck; a belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck.

eg. It is a common superstition that a black cat crossing your path is bad luck.

eg. According to superstition, if you walk under a ladder it brings you bad luck.

break a leg: an idiom that means Good luck!

eg. You all look great in your costumes! Break a leg!

touch wood: when you are talking about a good situation, you say touch wood to mean that you hope this continues and that you will not have bad luck.

eg. I’ve been driving for 36 years and have never been in an accident. Touch wood!

obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): a problem in which you feel compelled to perform certain actions repeatedly

eg. Repeatedly washing your hands is an OCD.


will attend to knock on other’s door – will attend an event to knock on other people’s door

he dressed up like a huge spider – he dressed up as a huge spider

It’s not like I’m un OCD – It’s not like I don’t have an OCD

unregularly – irregularly