Читаете ли вы гороскоп перед Новым годом? Верите ли вы в него? Давайте обсудим эту тему со студентами, научимся правильно произносить знаки зодиака, а также говорить о предсказаниях. 

  1. Warm up
  2. Lead in
  3. Vocabulary practice. What is your personality?
  4. Grammar practice. Predictions
  5. Watch the video and mark ‘True’ or ‘False’
  6. Cool down
  7. Sum up

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1. Warm up

You can say: 

Do you read horoscopes? How often? 

Is astrology a pseudoscience? Why do people believe in astrology? Does it help to overcome difficulties? 

Possible answers:
  • explains the personality,
  • explains situations when you can’t,
  • gives support,
  • gives knowledge about a person’s character,
  • gives hope for the better,
  • warns us to be careful,
  • helps not to take responsibility but to blame the Moon and stars.

Do you believe in destiny? What about predictions? 

Is the future predestined, or can we change it?

2. Lead in

Часто студенты испытывают трудности с произношением знаков зодиака. Отработайте произношение.

You can say:

Drill pronunciation. Say correctly.

Jump to your sign:

  • Aries (March 21 — April 19) [ˈɛəriːz] — Овен
  • Taurus (April 20 — May 20) [ˈtɔːrəs] — Телец
  • Gemini (May 21 — June 20) [ˈʤemɪnaɪ] — Близнецы
  • Cancer (June 21 — July 22) [ˈkænsə] — Рак
  • Leo (July 23 — August 22) [ˈliːəʊ] — Лев
  • Virgo (August 23 — September 22) [ˈvɜːgəʊ] — Дева
  • Libra (September 23 — October 22) [ˈlɪ:brə] — Весы
  • Scorpio (October 23 — November 21) [ˈskɔːpɪəʊ] — Скорпион
  • Sagittarius (November 22 — December 21) [sæʤɪˈtɛərɪəs] — Стрелец
  • Capricorn (December 22 — January 19) [ˈkæprɪkɔːn] — Козерог
  • Aquarius (January 20 — February 18) [əˈkwɛərɪəs] — Водолей
  • Pisces (February 19 — March 20) [ˈpaɪsiːz] — Рыбы
  • What do you know about zodiac signs? 

When were you born? What zodiac sign are you?

3. Vocabulary practice. What is your personality?

You can say:

Let’s have a look at some character traits. Guess what zodiac sign does it suit?

Does this description coincide with your personality? With people you know?

A. Match a personality trait with a zodiac sign (based on your opinion and experience)

  • intuitive, sensitive, and empathetic (Pisces)
  • straight, determined, ambitious (Capricorn)
  • are always on a quest for knowledge, smart, curious (Sagittarius)
  • emotional, energetic, wise, dynamic (Scorpio)
  • balance, harmony, and justice (Libra)
  • perfectionist at heart and isn’t afraid to improve skills through diligent and consistent practice, sensible (Virgo)
  • passionate, loyal, and infamously dramatic (Leo)
  • highly intuitive, emotional, helpful (Cancer)
  • spontaneous, playful, erratic, curious (Gemini)
  • a dynamic fire sign, hot-tempered, bold and ambitious (Aries)
  • innovative, progressive, and shamelessly revolutionary (Aquarius)

B. Word formation. Build new words:

  • passion – passionate
  • drama – dramatic
  • perfect – perfectionist
  • energy – energetic
  • progress – progressive
  • sense – sensitive
  • empathy – empathetic

C. What are the definitions of these words? Match correctly.

  • curious – honest
  • bold – wanting to know or learn about something
  • straight – having a practical purpose
  • determined – not frightened of taking risks
  • sensible – wanting to do something very much, and not letting anyone stop you

4. Grammar practice. Predictions

You can say:

Let’s read horoscopes for 2024. Will this year be lucky for you? Let’s check.

Aries: Pay attention! 2024 will be one of the most important years in nearly a decade for your relationships. If you’re single, you will find a significant partner.

Taurus: You’ll have a very busy social life this year! Your friends will be taking you out all the time, and you’ll make many new ones too. Orange will be your lucky colour.

Gemini: You’ll experience many new beginnings and adventures. You’ll have to be very careful with money, and avoid buying a lot of stuff. However, you’ll get a nice surprise. 

Cancer: You will likely feel a deep sense of joy and gratitude for life as you are surrounded by many people who love and adore you.

Virgo: Love relationships and marriages will generally be good, health should be taken care of, with regular check-ups and healthy habits.

Scorpio: If your energy is channeled into positive things, then you can reach a very good position, this year will bring you the results of your hard work.

Aquarius: You’ll be lucky in love this year! You’ll meet someone new at work, which will be the start of something special. The colour red will bring you good fortune.

Pisces: There will be a possibility of establishing and starting new enterprises. The colour green will bring you luck with money.

What tense is used in predictions? 

Will it happen 100%? 

Let’s translate some predictions for these zodiac signs:

Стрелец: у вас будет много командировок, а если вы одиноки, возможно, в одной из таких поездок вы встретите интересного человека.

Козерог: у вас будет период профессионального роста. У вас будет повышение по службе.

Весы: вы воплотите все идеи в жизнь и увидите результаты своих трудов. 

Лев: у вас будут новые возможности, начинания и приятные знакомства. 

5. Watch the video and mark ‘True’ or ‘False’.

  1. Sagittarius will be one of the luckiest signs in 2024. (T)
  2. Leo will have career growth, new opportunities due to hard work and persistence. (T)
  3. Libra will feel a lot of love, will be in the right place at the right time, and will have a fruitful year. (T)
  4. Taurus will not have financial stability, be careful with your costs. (F)

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6. Cool down

Why is astrology so popular? In what way predictions can affect people? Can they be harmful?

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7. Sum up

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  • name all zodiac signs,
  • determine personality,
  • speak about predictions using Future Simple.

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Комментарии (2)
  • Фото аватара
    Олеся

    or really, sorry, so they are stubborn, reliable, hot-tempered, sensitive, down to earth

    25.01.2024
  • Фото аватара
    Anna

    You missed Taurus in the list of personality characteristics

    17.01.2024

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