Horoscope: Aries You have a chance to meet up with someone quite wonderful, who is very fun to be around. The impossible may happen: your heart may start to beat very fast!
Horoscope: Taurus This is the time for you to go to do something you desire. If you are going out to a party, dress in the kind of clothes you've always wanted to wear, but never had the courage to wear.
Horoscope: Gemini Dramatic changes are possible in your life. This is the best time to begin a diet or exercise routine. You may have a chance to meet your Mr. Right.
Horoscope: Cancer If you and your loved one both enjoy eating together, then you can have a big dinner with your loved one. Eat as much as you like. You will have a great time with your loved one. Don't miss it.
Horoscope: Leo The energy of the day shows that you have lots of things you could say to others. If you have been looking for a special one-to-one relationship, log onto the Internet and chat with others. You may meet a person who wants to date with you!
Horoscope: Virgo If you have been moody to your sweet love recently, you have a good opportunity to show that you do have a soft heart inside somewhere. Buy presents and show him/her your love.
Horoscope: Libra This is the kind of day you love. You can get your partner to take you anywhere you desire and your partner will pay for it. Enjoy the day.
Horoscope: Scorpio If you haven't got a special place to go, you need to find one. If you haven't got anyone to go with you there, find someone. The reason is that this is a chance to forget all your usual behaviors and go crazy. Enjoy it! Tomorrow you can start that miserable diet all over again!
Horoscope: Sagittarius Something bad may happen in your life. It is best to relax and do nothing. Then things will return to normal more quickly than you might imagine.
Horoscope: Capricorn The energy of the day brings out the devil in you. You have been thinking about the possibility of a relationship with a certain person for some time now. You may have a chance to date with the person you like. But it’s better to stay at home and eat dinner with your lovers.
Horoscope: Aquarius You and your loved one can really have a lot of fun. So get out there and do what you really love to do in a big way. If you both enjoy doing the same things, then you can have fun together. Just have a great day!
Horoscope: Pisces You are tired because you have done lots of things these days. Everyone needs to forget about the seriousness of life for a while. After all, there is always a little child waiting to get out and have some fun inside everyone.
Reading Listen to the CD and answer the questions 1. Who are said to have been the first to have practiced Western astrology? 2. When did astrology become popular? The Chaldeans 1930
Reading Please read the paragraph out loud. Astrology is everywhere. Open a newspaper or talk to a friend, and you will surely see it or hear about it.
Reading Please read the paragraph out loud. The Chaldeans are said to have been the first to have practiced Western astrology. They looked at the sky and recorded what they saw. In 1930, when Britain’s Princess Margaret was born, a newspaper published the astrological predictions for her life. It led to a surprising wave of public interest in astrology. Soon after, reading and learning about astrology became popular.recordedpublishedpredictions
Sentence Pattern It is said/believed (that) … Ivan is very old. Nobody knows exactly how old he is. It is said that he is 111 years old.
Sentence Pattern It is said/believed (that) … People say that the man stole three million dollars. It is said that the man stole three million dollars.
Sentence Pattern It is said/believed (that) … According to the weather forecast, it will rain tomorrow. It is said that ___________________. it will rain tomorrow
Sentence Pattern It is said/believed (that) … People say that Mr. Wei is a good teacher. It is said that ___________________________. Mr. Wei is a very good teacher
Sentence Pattern It is said/believed (that) … He is said to be 111 years old. It is said that he is 111 years old.
Sentence Pattern It is said/believed (that) … It is said that two people were injured in the car crash. Two people are said to have been injured in the car crash.
Sentence Pattern It is said/believed (that) … The Chaldeans are said to have been the first to have practiced Western astrology. It is said that the Chaldeans were the first to have practiced Western astrology.
Sentence Pattern Exercise A (pp.108~109) 1. It is said that EQ is more important than IQ. EQ is said to be more important than IQ. 2. It is believed that lung cancer ( 肺癌 ) has a lot to do with smoking. __________________________________ Lung cancer is believed to have a lot to do with smoking.
Sentence Pattern 3. It is said this church is the oldest in the world. __________________________________ 4. It is said that Ben is in love with an American girl. __________________________________ 5. It is said that three people were hurt in the fire. __________________________________ _____________________________ This church is said to be the oldest in the world. Ben is said to be in love with an American girl. Three people are said to have been hurt in the fire.
Sentence Pattern Exercise B (p.109) Michael Lee 1 is believed to be the best player (believe/be/best player) on the school team this year. He _______________________(say/be taken to) his first game before he was even born! is said to have been taken to
Sentence Pattern Michael began playing basketball at a very young age, and it 3 ___________________________ (say/ his father/teach/he) to play basketball before Michael started school. Besides, he 4 ________________________ (say/practice basketball) four hours a day. is said (that) his father taught him is said to practice basketball
Sentence Pattern That’s why he is such a super star! Now, since Michael is on the school team, it 5 _______________________________ (believe/the team/will/be/better) than ever before! is believed (that) the team will be better
Reading Listen to the CD and answer the questions 1. What are the four categories of the twelve star signs?
Reading Please read the paragraph out loud Like Princess Margaret, everyone has a star sign that corresponds to his or her birthday. Each sign belongs to one of the four categories: fire, earth, air, or water. If two people are born under signs in the same category, they might share similar personality traits.
Reading Listen to the CD and answer the questions 1. What are the personality traits of the fire-sign people?
Reading Please read the paragraph out loud For example, fire-sign people are often enthusiastic and energetic. With these personality traits, they usually make great leaders. Some famous examples are Napoleon Bonaparte and Winston Churchill.
Reading Listen to the CD and answer the questions 1. What do earth-sign people tend to do before they take action? 2. Who are the three famous examples of the earth-sign people?
Reading Please read the paragraph out loud People born under earth signs tend to make plans before they take action. They follow their plans and are often successful in reaching their goals. These personality traits are illustrated in the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, and Kobe Bryant.
Reading Listen to the CD and answer the questions 1. What are the personality traits of the air-sign people? 2. Who are the three famous examples of the air-sign people?
Reading Please read the paragraph out loud Air-sign people are often friendly and communicative. They are eager to gain knowledge and always find things to learn in new experiences. These people are often surrounded by friends. Oscar Wilde, Abraham Lincoln, and Oprah Winfrey are in this category.
Reading Listen to the CD and answer the questions 1. Do the water-sign people like to follow their hearts or their minds? 2. What do the water-sign people find pleasure in?
Reading Please read the paragraph out loud Usually, people born under water signs tend to be sensitive to the needs of others. They like to follow their hearts instead of their minds. They are highly imaginative and often find great pleasure in art and writing. These personality traits are easy to discover when you read a novel by Ernest Hemingway or Amy Tan, or when you take some time to enjoy Claude Monet’s or Pablo Picasso’s paintings.
Reading Listen to the CD and answer the questions 1. What could you learn from the stars when you are not sure of yourself?
Reading Please read the paragraph out loud So, next time you are not quite sure of yourself, why not look at the sky on a starry night? The stars may open your eyes to new ways of looking at yourself.