English Listening Lesson on
 Horoscopes

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THE LESSON ON HOROSCOPES

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I totally do not believe in horoscopes. I can’t think of anything more ridiculous. Perhaps the only thing more ridiculous is the number of people who read their horoscopes and believe what they say. I mean, just how can a horoscope be true? How is it that the same things are true for half-a-billion people born between January 23 and February 22. It makes no sense. Not all of those people will be lucky in love and have a nice financial surprise at the beginning of the month. Horoscopes are a part of many cultures. Every time I go to another country I see the horoscope in magazines. I have a friend who has the same star sign as me. Our lives and fortunes are very different. That proves to me that horoscopes are rubbish.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

I totally _______________________ in horoscopes. I can’t think of anything more ridiculous. Perhaps the _______________________ ridiculous is the number of people _______________________ horoscopes and believe what they say. I mean, just how can a horoscope be true? _______________________ that the same things are true for half-a-billion people _______________________ January 23 and February 22. It _______________________. Not all of those people will be lucky in love and have a nice financial surprise at the _______________________ the month. Horoscopes are a _______________________ cultures. Every time I go to another country I see the horoscope in magazines. I have a friend who has the same _______________________ me. Our lives and fortunes are very different. That _______________________ that horoscopes are rubbish.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT HOROSCOPES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about horoscopes in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about horoscopes for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about horoscopes. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about horoscopes. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. HOROSCOPES POSTER Make a poster about horoscopes. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY HOROSCOPES LESSON: Make your own English lesson on horoscopes. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on horoscopes. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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