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Horoscope – IELTS Speaking Practice

Published on September 24th, 2016 | Last updated on March 22nd, 2024 by | Category: Speaking Practice in English | 32 Comments on Horoscope – IELTS Speaking Practice | 368 Views | Reading Time: 12 minutes

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Horoscope – IELTS Speaking Practice

Relevant Audio / Video File:

Watch or listen to the following video/audio file in conjunction with the topic being discussed and try to answer the questions about it.

Questions about the video/audio file:

  1. Which sign of the zodiac were you born under?
  2. Did you find the information in the presentation correct about your own horoscope?
  3. Do you think you can modify your zodiac-related characteristics, or do you consider them to be unchangeable?

Related Idioms and Expressions:

  1. Astrology
  2. Horoscope
  3. Zodiac

Argue for/against: 

Please take an either positive or negative position to the statement below. You cannot be neutral. If all students have the same idea, the teacher will play devil’s advocate to have a heated argument.

 Do you think you can modify your zodiac-related characteristics?

Photo Scanning:

Please examine the photo below and try to come up with as many reasons as you can in support of the following statement:

 The lady is embracing whatever the palm reader tells her.

Reaching a Conclusion: 

  • At the end of each session, we try to come to an informed conclusion on the selected issue.
  • The students are expected to take notes during the class and use their notes to reach a conclusion at the end of each session in around 2 minutes.

Call for Feedback:

Please help us to improve the quality of this class and our online community (LELB Society) by expressing your precious ideas about this question:

Do you think it is necessary for the teacher to be constantly present in the online community, or you think he/she should only be moderately present in the online community, especially when academically solicited?

32 comments on “Horoscope – IELTS Speaking Practice”

  1. ? ⚠️
    Dear participants,
    Please note that I’m consciously reducing my presence in this comment form so that you would be more motivated to have interaction with each other even more than interacting with the teacher.

    • As we see, these interpretations are based on some general words and do not mention to characteristic specifically. On the other hand people are including of different features. We can find wide variety range of desires and features in our body and mind. So it is natural to find some close relations between these zodiac signs and our characteristic. Therefore, when we find fifty percent common in point between these sings and our characteristic, we believe them as truth.

  2. 4. The word horoscope is derived from Greek words hõra and scopos meaning “time” and “observer”.
    According to the above sentences, I think they strongly believed that each event impresses by the time that event occurred. what’s your ideas?

    • For me, it is very hard to believe in the zodiac or horoscope influences on people’s personality or characteristics. Wherever we get our characteristics; from genetic, family traits or horoscope; the good news is that we can modify our personality and achieve the standards that we desire. Believing in such matters make us to be passive in our lives which is most negative side of them. To live effectively, we should be the agent and doer in our lives so that we can benefit from the all talents and blessings.

      • Your long comment about horoscope and astrology was quite philosophical. I liked it so much. There are clear signs of Existentialism in your comment.

    • Its not logical that we divide personality type to few categories such 12 months or several animal as a sign of years. I think characteristics are more complicated and related on different aspect. On the other hand planets and stars and other space objects that have effect on seasons, days and nights may be effective on all existence on earth.

    • I think so. In my view, even if we persuade that we born with some traits which are effected by heavenly bodies, people characteristics can be changed cause of several elements such as family, culture, education system and environmental circumstances. In this regard, imagine 2 persons who were born on the same day in a same month of same year but in the different countries. In your point of view, both are analogous just because of seasonality effects? The answer is clear. Since, I think our zodiac-related characteristics can be modified.

      • That was an extremely vivid analogy you drew here in your comment. This comparison makes us believe that heredity and environment do outweigh astrology when it comes to determining the course of life in any individual person.

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