Episode 13 - Horoscopes

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


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


Task 2: Check your understanding 2


Task 3: Prices and dates 1


Task 4: Prices and dates 2


Task 5: Birthdays 1


Task 6: Birthdays 2



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Submitted by Dariusz on Tue, 21/02/2023 - 10:01


In the past, I read lots of magazines about sports (NBA), computer games, and phones, but now I don't read anything. I don't believe in horoscopes.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Thu, 08/12/2022 - 15:26


I don't read magazine , I read magazine across the internet (worldwide news and local ) , I don't like to know horoscope

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Submitted by Bardtinova on Fri, 11/02/2022 - 11:35


I always read my horoscope.

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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 08/02/2020 - 12:10

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.

Submitted by strouzi on Tue, 21/01/2020 - 10:11

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.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sun, 12/01/2020 - 12:15

I like to read scientific magazines. I believe horoscopes are only for fun and they not must be important for us.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 07/12/2019 - 12:24

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. (≧∇≦)ヾ(⌒(ノシ >ω)ノシ