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Horoscopes and astrology

The Zodiac

The Zodiac

Astrology is very popular in the UK and every morning thousands of people read their horoscopes in newspapers and magazines to find out what is going to happen to them that day. But do people really believe that their future is written in the stars?

This week Kate and Jackie discuss the ancient subject of astrology and hear from a horoscope writer.

This week's question:

How many different star signs are there in the Zodiac?

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Horoscopes and astrology

a) 10
b) 5
c) 12

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

Vocabulary from the programme

to take something with a pinch of salt
to believe something to not be entirely accurate or true
formula
a standard way of doing something, when it is always exactly the same
endure
to continue to exist despite overcoming difficulty
sceptical
to have trouble believing that something is true
trivialise
to treat something as unimportant or a joke

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