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

People in Japan are having surgery on their hands to change their future. The Japanese believe in palm reading. They spend big money (from $70) on palm readers. Many people are unhappy with the lines on their palms because they mean a bad future. The 15-minute operation costs $1,000. It changes the length and shape of the lines. People want a brighter future. An electric knife burns love or happiness lines on the palm. The scar takes a month to heal.


 
 

Doctors say changing palm lines does not work. It cannot change your future because it is unnatural. A palm reader agrees and said he was surprised about this. He said the real lines cannot change. He said only physical action can change the future - exercise to get healthy. People who had the surgery say their life changed. A Tokyo doctor changed a patient's wedding line, and then she got married. Other patients won the lottery after having a longer fortune line.

 


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

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.

having

a.

money

2.

The Japanese believe

b.

shape of the lines

3.

spend big

c.

a month to heal

4.

The 15-minute

d.

future

5.

the length and

e.

operation costs $1,000

6.

electric

f.

happiness lines

7.

a brighter

g.

surgery

8.

The scar takes

h.

in palm reading



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Doctors say changing palm lines

a.

married

2.

he was surprised

b.

does not work

3.

only physical action can

c.

fortune line

4.

exercise to

d.

say their life changed

5.

People who had the surgery

e.

about this

6.

she got

f.

lottery

7.

won the

g.

get healthy

8.

having a longer

h.

change the future

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

People in Japan are having surgery (1) ___________________ change their future. The Japanese (2) ___________________. They (3) ___________________ (from $70) on palm readers. Many people are unhappy with the lines on their palms because they (4) ___________________. The 15-minute operation costs $1,000. It changes the (5) ___________________ of the lines. People want a brighter future. An electric knife burns love or happiness lines on the palm. The scar                                     (6) ___________________.

Doctors say changing palm lines (7) ___________________. It cannot change your future because (8) ___________________. A palm reader agrees and said he was                                    (9) ___________________. He said the real lines cannot change. He said only physical action can change the future -               (10) ___________________ healthy. People who had the surgery say their life changed. A Tokyo doctor changed a       (11) ___________________, and then she got married. Other patients (12) ___________________ after having a longer fortune line.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

PeopleinJapanarehavingsurgeryontheirhandstochangetheirfuture.
TheJapanesebelieveinpalmreading.Theyspendbigmoney(from$70)
onpalmreaders.Manypeopleareunhappywiththelinesontheirpalmsb
ecausetheymeanabadfuture.The15-minuteoperationcosts$1,0
00.Itchangesthelengthandshapeofthelines.Peoplewantabrighterfut
ure.Anelectricknifeburnsloveorhappinesslinesonthepalm.Thescarta
kesamonthtoheal.Doctorssaychangingpalmlinesdoesnotwork.Itcan
notchangeyourfuturebecauseitisunnatural.Apalmreaderagreesand
saidhewassurprisedaboutthis.Hesaidthereallinescannotchange.Hes
aidonlyphysicalactioncanchangethefuture-exercisetogetheal
thy.Peoplewhohadthesurgerysaytheirlifechanged.ATokyodoctorcha
ngedapatient'sweddingline,andthenshegotmarried.Otherpatientsw
onthelotteryafterhavingalongerfortuneline.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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

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WRITING

Write about palm reading for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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