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The fortune-teller
La pitonisa

PRIMER PASO: En esta primera etapa concéntrate en el audio tratando de captar el sentido general de los comentarios. Por favor, no leas ahora la transcripción que se encuentra más abajo.

 

The fortune-teller
La pitonisa

SEGUNDO PASO: En esta segunda etapa, escucha el audio mientras lees la transcripción. Concéntrate en la entonación y ritmo de las frases.

Michael:

You know, I've always wanted to have my fortune told.

Roxane:

Really? Do you know where you can get it done?

Michael:

I'm not sure. But maybe there are some fortune-tellers listed in the phone book. Let's take a look.

Roxane:

Hmm. Here's one. You could have your palm read by Madame Zara for $70.

Michael:

That's really expensive.

Roxane:

What about this one? You can get your fortune told over the phone for only $3.75 a minute.

Michael:

That's reasonable. Come on. Try it with me!

:

(Michael dials the fortune-teller's phone number).

Fortune-teller

Fortune-Tellers International. This is Madame Ines. Let me tell you what the future will bring. What's your sign?

Michael:

I'm a Leo.

Fortune-teller

Hmm ... let's see. Well, this is going to be an interesting week for you.

Michael:

Why is that?

Fortune-teller

It seems that you're waiting to hear about something important, and you should have good news toward the end of the week.

Michael:

Hmm ... I wonder what that's about.

Fortune-teller

But your situation at work or at school will become more difficult in the coming days. You may find things boring for a while, but you should be patient.

Michael:

OK.

Fortune-teller

Now, on the personal side, you will have some lively and interesting discussions with someone you know well. Pay attention to this friend's advice because it will turn out to be good for you in the long run.

Michael:

OK. That doesn't sound too bad.

Fortune-teller

If you would like to hear more, I'll need your credit card number, please.

Michael:

Oh. It's 8997-9670072 ...

 

VOCABULARY

have my fortune told: hacerme leer la suerte; phone book: directorio telefónico, guía de teléfonos; have your palm read: hacerme leer la palma de la mano; over the phone: por teléfono; reasonable: razonable, módico; sign: signo zodiacal; toward the end: hacia fines de; I wonder what that's about: me pregunto de qué se trata; the coming days: los próximos días, los días venideros; lively: animado/a, enérgico/a; it will turn out to be good: resultará positivo; in the long run: a la larga, al final de cuentas.

 

Activity 61: Basándote en los comentarios anteriores, selecciona las opciones más adecuadas para cada oración. Verifica luego las respuestas correctas.

1.

Michael and Roxane are ...

3.

How much does Madame Zara charge?

  listening to Madame Zara.
  talking to Madame Ines.
  looking for a fortune-teller.

  Seventeen dollars.
  Seventy dollars.
  Seven dollars seventy-five cents.

2.

Madame Zara is someone who ...

4.

About Michael's future, Madame Ines says that ...

  reads your palm.
  gets your fortune.
  tells your sign.

  it is going to be a boring week.
 
situation at work will be easy.
  he will receive a friend's advice.

En la próxima página Mr. Grammar explicará HAVE / GET SOMETHING DONE.

 

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