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Palm surgery to change your future (19th July, 2013)

Japanese people are having palm surgery to change their future. They don't like their "bad future" palm lines. Many Japanese spend $70 on a palm reading. The 15-minute surgery costs $1,000. An electric knife burns lines on the palm. It makes "better future" palm lines. The scar takes one month to heal.


 
 

Doctors say this does not work. It is unnatural. A palm reader said he was surprised because real lines cannot change. Only action can change the future. Exercise to get healthy. People say the surgery changed their life. A woman had a longer wedding line, and then got married. Others had a longer fortune line and won the lottery.

 


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Sources:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2363917/Palm-surgery-rise-Japan-people-seek-alter-lines-improve-fortune.html
http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/17451/20130716/japanese-palm-surgeries-fortune-fate-japan-trend.htm

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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

change

a.

knife

2.

They don't like their "bad future"

b.

on the palm

3.

spend

c.

to heal

4.

The 15-minute surgery

d.

palm lines

5.

electric

e.

their future

6.

burns lines

f.

future" palm lines

7.

It makes "better

g.

$70 on a palm reading

8.

The scar takes one month

h.

costs $1,000



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Doctors say this

a.

and then got married

2.

A palm reader said he

b.

can change the future

3.

Only action

c.

lottery

4.

Exercise to

d.

was surprised

5.

People say the surgery

e.

fortune line

6.

A woman had a longer wedding line,

f.

get healthy

7.

a longer

g.

changed their life

8.

won the

h.

does not work

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Japanese people are (1) ___________________ to change their future. They don't like their "bad (2) ___________________. Many Japanese (3) ___________________ palm reading. The 15-minute (4) ___________________. An electric (5) ___________________ the palm. It makes "better future" palm lines. The scar takes (6) ___________________.

Doctors say (7) ___________________. It is unnatural. A palm reader said (8) ___________________ because real lines cannot change. Only (9) ___________________ the future. Exercise to get healthy. (10) ___________________ surgery changed their life. A woman (11) ___________________ line, and then got married. Others had a longer fortune line and (12) ___________________.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Japanesepeoplearehavingpalmsurgerytochangetheirfuture.Theydo
n'tliketheir"badfuture"palmlines.ManyJapanesespend$70onapalmr
eading.The15-minutesurgerycosts$1,000.Anelectricknifeburnslin
esonthepalm.Itmakes"betterfuture"palmlines.Thescartakesonemo
nthtoheal.Doctorssaythisdoesnotwork.Itisunnatural.Apalmreaders
aidhewassurprisedbecausereallinescannotchange.Onlyactioncanch
angethefuture.Exercisetogethealthy.Peoplesaythesurgerychangedt
heirlife.Awomanhadalongerweddingline,andthengotmarried.Other
shadalongerfortunelineandwonthelottery.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about palm reading for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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