Taipei Interactive English Club

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Session I: Current Events Discussion


1. Please share one of the news or issues that you read about this week. Why were you interested in this particular item?

2. What is the significance of this news or issue? Who or what is it about? Was it reported in the media here? How would this affect our daily lives?

Session II: Article Discussion

This week, we are going to explore some Taiwanese folk tales and religions, by trying to explain some of these things to foreigners! I have provided a list of things that came up on the top of my head. You only need to explain one thing from Taiwanese folklore. You are not limited to the items listed below.

website: - The website is in Chinese, but when you explain, please use English!

Deities / Temples
- 文昌皇君
- 玉皇大帝
- 五府千歲
- 保生大帝
- 關公
- 韓信
- 觀音
- 三太子
- 月老
- 財神
- 媽祖
- 土地公
- 灶神
- 門神

Ceremony / objects / others
- 搶頭香
- 擲筊 / 抽籤
- 收驚
- 安太歲
- 點天燈
- 祖師爺
- 八字
- 神祖牌
- 八家將
- 觀元辰宮
- 觀落陰
- 紫薇斗數
- 念佛機
- 符咒

Horror film related - some of these came from Hong Kong horror films (we are coming close to Halloween right?)
- 養小鬼
- 魔神仔
- 送肉粽
- 農曆七月
- 抓交替
- 打小人
- 下蠱
- 降頭


1. What makes it difficult to explain to foreigners some of the superstitions or folk traditions that we know?

2. What are some of the local things that you had to explain to a foreigner?

3. What are some of the more effective ways to explain these to a foreigner?

iEnglish Club Gathering Agenda

14:30-15:20 Session I: Current Events Discussion (News/Free Talk)

15:20-15:30 Feedback I

15:30-15:40 Regrouping & Break

15:40-16:00 Speaker Session

16:00-17:00 Session II: Article Discussion (Please MUST read weekly article)

17:00-17:15 Feedback II

17:15-17:30 Closing (Welcome to have dinner with us!)

18:00 Dinner  (each person 300-400 NTD)

場地費:150NTD (Entrance fee of 150 NTD is paid directly to the venue)

聚會場地:人性空間 5樓(台北市羅斯福路三段286巷4弄1號,捷運公館站4號出口)

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