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Learn English Meaning of 'Atrology'

Date: May 04 2016

Themes: Alternative, Health

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations


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Do you know what your sign is? Do you and your friends talk about astrology? In the United States, astrology and horoscopes are becoming more popular! There are 12 signs in astrology that are connected to birthdays. You can see which sign is connected to your birthday to find out more about your personality!

Old civilizations used the movements of stars and planets to predict changes. Astrology was part of everyday life! Farmers watched the sky and the moon to know when to plant seeds. People liked to play tarot cards as an icebreaker. In modern times, people think astrology is a gimmick, but others have a more positive outlook. For some people, astrology helps them to understand people and communicate better. Knowing your sign can help you be a better leader at work and even a better friend!

Gary and Andy are talking about astrology. Find out what they think in today’s English lesson!


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Andy_H:  Hey Gary, what’s your sign?

Gary:  I’m going to say, I don’t know?

Andy_H:  Well, what I am referring to is, of course, astrology.

Gary:  Ah, oh, I think I’m Sagittarius.

Andy_H:  Oh yeah, I definitely would say that you’re Sagittarius. You know, I myself am a Gemini. And let me tell you, I just had my tarot read this week, and I’m a fan of astrology.

Gary:  How did it go?

Andy_H:  Well, I had a pretty good reading. See, the thing about astrology is: Sometimes, you’ll think that maybe it’s predicting your future. But most of the time, it’s, if anything else, just giving you a better outlook on life and also, maybe, having you meditate on things that you need to improve in your life.

Gary:  That’s really interesting. For me, and I mean no offense, it feels like a gimmick.

Andy_H:  No!

Gary:  Yeah. It feels like a way to kind of start a conversation with someone, an icebreaker of sorts, to talk about your connection with other people or how you relate to one another.

Andy_H:  Gary, I hear you. But there is a certain jumping off that you have to do in order to feel the connection and totality that really is horoscopes. You have to be willing to take the dive, as it were. It’s not all hocus pocus, but I understand your concern.


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Andy wants to know what Gary’s sign is. He tells Gary all about his sign. He is a big fan of astrology and tarot. He tells Gary how astrology can help you to have a better outlook on life. It just takes some jumping off to get started!

Gary thinks astrology is a gimmick. He does not know much about astrology or his sign but thinks what Andy tells him is interesting. He thinks people use astrology as an icebreaker to get to know each other better.

Do you believe in astrology? What’s your sign?



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Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad


I dnt blv in astrology and even dnt know what my sign is :P

09:15 PM May 05 2016 |




no I didn’t , because  ISLAM oreder us to be optimism all the time and let the black looks , then shariaa replace all these things by what called ISTIKHARA when you want to do something and you didn’t know where is the best for you by calling your GOD to select the best as he saw just , then you must believes that and be convinced by what you found .

09:35 AM May 04 2016 |


GWTASuper Member!


my sign is Aries, but i dont belive in astrologie

09:34 AM May 04 2016 |


Saudi Arabia

intersting topic yeas i believe it

my astrology is aquarius (:

05:04 AM May 04 2016 |

joao correia


I didn’t believe before, but now I can see that is does all sense because I’m an Aries and it is so hard personality as everybody said.

03:09 AM May 04 2016 |

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