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Episode 13 - Horoscopes

Julia and Sammy read their horoscopes. What is their future together?

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Hello Tomoaski Hachiya,

The Chinese zodiac signs are translated in different ways in English. Sometimes the word 'sheep' is used, sometimes 'ram' and sometimes 'goat'. You can see all three used on the wikipedia page for the topic.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I like to read education magazine. Sometimes I read horoscopes, but I don't believe it very much.

I like to read science, design, literary and art magazines. i love the pictures and I also interested in learning the arrangement and design of the magazines.
I think horoscopes is interesting. By the way, I am a dog in the Chinese zodiac.

I like to read science and sports magazine because I think very interesting.
I don't believe in horoscopes. So, I prefer to read others subjects instead horoscopes such as geography, history an languages.

I have a question: Is there difference between "such as" and "like"?
Thanks a lot!

Hello acorreia,

Traditionally there was a difference in the say 'such as' and 'like' were used but this distinction is disappearing in modern usage.

The traditional difference is as follows:

such as is used to introduce examples

like is used to introduce things which are similar

 

For example:

I love sauces like bechamel.

I love sauces such as bechamel.

The first sentence tells us that it is sauces similar to bechamel which I love.

The second sentence tells us that I love sauces, and offers bechamel as an example of a sauce.

 

In most contexts and in most modern usage the distinction is not important.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,

It is ok. I have understood the difference between them.
Thanks once again.
Best wishes.

I prefer sport's magazine and newspaper. I don't believe in horoscopes because to me it's not real and it's not interesting.

I prefer woman's magazines. I don't read horoskopes. A real horoscope depends of many things like planеts, aspects.... An astrology is great science

I like to read sport magazine. For me, horoscopes are really interesting

I like a street fashion magazine.
I like horoscopes because it advises for my life.

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