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Star signs

The Moon and the Sun

Do you think they determine your personality?

Around the world, millions of people believe their lives are governed by the position of the sun, moon and planets. But why do we read horoscopes?

Rob and Neil - a Gemini and a Virgo - discuss the role of astrology in the modern world. Do they read predictions for themselves? Listen to their chat and learn some new vocabulary.

This week's question:

Which of these famous people were publicly criticised when it came to light that they relied too much on horoscopes to take decisions? Was it:

a) Margaret Thatcher
b) Nancy Reagan
c) Michael Jackson

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

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Vocabulary

personality

the collection of thoughts, behaviours and feelings which make you who you are

observant

quick at noticing things

adaptable

someone who gets used to new things and situations very easily

astrologers

people who say they can find out about your personality, and maybe your future, by analysing the position of stars and planets the day you were born

astronomers

scientists who study the stars and planets

insignificant

of little importance

domestication

process of putting something under human control

evidence

(here) an indication that something you believe is true

belief

something you think is true without proof

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