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Episode 13 - Horoscopes

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

Transcripts

Julia: I'll have this magazine, please. How much is it?
Shop assistant: It's 95 pence.
Julia: Here you are.
Shop assistant: Thanks. ... Here's your change, 5p.
Sammy: A packet of chewing gum and two cans of cola, please.
Shop assistant: That's 65p and two pounds 20 ... That's two pounds 85, please.
Sammy: Here you are.
Shop assistant: Five pounds. So that's one pound, two pounds and 15 pence change. ... Oh, lovely!

Sammy: What magazine's that?
Julia: It's a gossip magazine. It's about famous people. Look!
Sammy: Oh, yeah. That's Paul McCartney.
Julia: And there's an article here about the Royal Family.
Sammy: Oh! Horoscopes! I love horoscopes. When's your birthday?
Julia: The 18th of June.
Sammy: So you're a Gemini.
Julia: When's your birthday?
Sammy: Fifteenth of November. I'm a Scorpio.
Julia: What does it say about me?
Sammy: It says, 'Today you are with the love of your life.'
Julia: Really?! And what does it say about you?
Sammy: It says, 'Today the love of your life is with you.'
Julia: Wow! That's amazing. Let me see. ... It doesn't say that! Mine says, 'Problems with money. A good day to stay at home.'
Sammy: Ah, does it?
Julia: And yours says, 'A bad day for love.'
Sammy: Well, it's silly anyway. It isn't true. Chinese zodiac's much better. When were you born?
Julia: In 1991.
Sammy: So you're a goat.
Julia: Well, that's not very nice.
Sammy: Oh, it is! Goats are great. They're artistic and sociable.
Julia: And you?
Sammy: I was born in 1990. I'm a horse.
Julia: And horses are ...?
Sammy: Of course. They are intelligent, strong and honest.
Julia: Honest?

Task 1: Check your understanding 1

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Task 2: Check your understanding 2

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Task 3: Prices and dates 1

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Task 4: Prices and dates 2

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Task 5: Birthdays 1

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Task 6: Birthdays 2

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Discussion

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Language level

Beginner: A1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I read magazines in a waiting room for health in a clinic or a hospital, for beauty in a barber, and for money in a bank.

nice knowledge about prices and dates

I usually read magazines when I am in the hairdresser's or when I am at waiting room of the dentist. I don't believe the horoscopes and I don't read them.

I like to read scientific magazines. I believe horoscopes are only for fun and they not must be important for us.

Some people like to relate things happening in our daily life with something spiritual and create convenient messages. I'm surprised to know that there are a number of sites introducing spiritual messages from just an ordinary thing. According to a fundamental rule of probability, I hear a horcecope provides fifty-fifty chance and all depends on a listener's interpretations in their own world.
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I don't read magazines. Today, a lot of informations provide us internet, so that's the reason why I don't read the magazines. I prefer online publications. I don't believe in horoscopes. For me are false but I think that we don't have enough knowledge to blame them and there may be a little bit true. I think that we are free and our future aren't saved.

I think horoscopes do nothing but make someone feel better or cautious. It's like a placebo. The other day, as I was a bit down in the dumps, I got fortune-tellers to tell my near future. Unexpectedly, they encourage me a lot saying good things!! Wow...I?
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I like IT magazines that I generaly find online in blogs.

I don't read magazines, I like to read IT or scientific publications online. I think that horoscopes are a little bit silly because they generalize the differents kind of people, so I don't like it very much. ;)

I like reding the sports magazines and news

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