Lucky Charms

silver-colored Manekineko
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 18, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

There are traditions in many cultures stating that certain objects can bring good luck. Many people believe in these superstitions and have a strong belief that these lucky charms do bring them good luck. Others, however, think that there is no such thing as an object that can bring you good luck and it is all dependent on the mind of the individual.



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Useful Vocabulary

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  • tradition (noun)
  • superstition (noun)
  • luck (noun)
  • lucky (adjective)

Conversation Questions

  • Do you believe objects can bring you good luck?
  • Do you believe objects can bring good luck?
  • Do you have any objects or similar items that you think give you good luck?
  • What typical items can you think of that people believe give them good luck?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.