The Reading / Listening - Life Partner - Level 3

People often say, "I love you to the moon and back" to tell someone special how strong their love is. A Japanese fashion billionaire will go to the moon and back with his love. The only problem is that he doesn't yet have a love. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for a "special someone" to join him on a trip to the moon in 2023. Mr Maezawa made his billions from his fashion company Zozo Inc. He has paid to be the very first private passenger to fly to the moon. He will be the first customer of Elon Musk's space travel company SpaceX. He will be the universe's first space tourist. However, he does not want to go on his own. He said he wants to "visit such a special place with someone special".



Mr Maezawa has created a television documentary to look for a female friend to fly into space with. The documentary is called "Full Moon Lovers". On a website for the TV show, he wrote: "I'm 44 now. As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - continuing to love one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With that future partner of mine, I want to shout our love and shout for world peace from outer space." Maezawa's ideal candidate is aged 20 or above, single, and must be "always positive". She must also be interested in going into space. He tweeted: "Wanted! Why not be the 'first woman' to travel to the moon?"

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Life Partner - Level 0 Life Partner - Level 1   or  Life Partner - Level 2

Sources
  • https://japantoday.com/category/national/fly-me-to-the-moon-japanese-billionaire-maezawa-seeks-girlfriend-for-spacex-voyage
  • https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0006283442
  • https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/01/13/national/former-zozo-fashion-retailer-yusaku-maezawa-seeks-girlfriend-2023-spacex-voyage/


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Warm-ups

1. LIFE PARTNERS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about life partners. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       often / I love you / special / trip / moon / fashion / passenger / universe / tourist /
       documentary / female / space / loneliness / life partner / peace / ideal / single / first
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. THE MOON: Students A strongly believe the moon is the best place to go on a date; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. DATES: How good are these places to go on a first date? What Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

How Good?

Why?

The moon

 

 

The movies

 

 

An Italian restaurant

 

 

A museum

 

 

The beach

 

 

A rock concert

 

 

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5. LOVE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "love". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. LIFE PARTNER: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important things for a life partner to have at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • money
  • dreams
  • energy
  • humour
  • kindness
  • good looks
  • a good body
  • same interests

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. often a. A traveler on a bus, train, airplane, taxi, car, etc. other than the driver, pilot, or crew.
      2. billionaire b. An act of going to a place and returning; a journey for pleasure.
      3. trip c. A person who has money and other things worth at least a billion dollars, pounds, etc.
      4. fashion d. A person who is traveling or visiting a place for fun and pleasure.
      5. passenger e. Many times.
      6. customer f. The making and marketing of new styles of clothes, hairstyles and cosmetics, etc.
      7. tourist g. A person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business.

    Paragraph 2

      8. documentary h. The most perfect; most suitable.
      9. loneliness i. Not married.
      10. shout j. A person who is in a position to get a job, take an exam, win an election, etc.
      11. ideal k. Sadness because one has no friends, or no one to talk to or be with.
      12. candidate l. Good feelings and actions.
      13. single m. A movie, a television or radio program, or photography using pictures or interviews with people about real events.
      14. positive n. Say something very loudly; call out.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A rich man wants people to love each other to the moon and back.     T / F
  2. The billionaire in the article has many lovers.     T / F
  3. The man wants to go to the moon with a woman in 2023.     T / F
  4. The man will be the world's first ever space tourist.     T / F
  5. The man made a documentary to try and find a special person.     T / F
  6. The man said he is slowly feeling lonely and empty.     T / F
  7. The man wants to find a woman who is at least 20 years old.     T / F
  8. The man's ideal candidate doesn't have to be interested in space.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. often
  2. special
  3. yet
  4. passenger
  5. on his own
  6. documentary
  7. loneliness
  8. candidate
  9. positive
  10. wanted
  1. isolation
  2. traveller
  3. hoped for
  4. programme
  5. exceptional
  6. alone
  7. optimistic
  8. frequently
  9. applicant
  10. until now

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. I love you to the moon
  2. how strong their
  3. join him on a
  4. Maezawa made his billions
  5. He will be the universe's
  6. a television
  7. feelings of loneliness
  8. shout for world peace from
  9. Maezawa's ideal candidate
  10. She must also be interested
  1. from his fashion company
  2. in going into space
  3. documentary
  4. is aged 20 or above
  5. love is
  6. outer space
  7. and back
  8. and emptiness
  9. trip to the moon
  10. first space tourist

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
problem
own
billions
often
yet
universe's
strong
passenger

People (1) ____________ say, "I love you to the moon and back" to tell someone special how (2) ____________ their love is. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back with his love. The only (3) ____________ is that he doesn't (4) ____________ have a love. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for a "special someone" to join him on a trip to the moon in 2023. Mr Maezawa made his (5) ____________ from his fashion company Zozo Inc. He has paid to be the very first private (6) ____________ to fly to the moon. He will be the first customer of Elon Musk's space travel company SpaceX. He will be the (7) ____________ first space tourist. However, he does not want to go on his (8) ____________. He said he wants to "visit such a special place with someone special".

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
mine
website
in
ideal
continuing
television
positive
feelings

Mr Maezawa has created a (9) ____________ documentary to look for a female friend to fly into space with. The documentary is called "Full Moon Lovers". On a (10) ____________ for the TV show, he wrote: "I'm 44 now. As (11) ____________ of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - (12) ____________ to love one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With that future partner of (13) ____________, I want to shout our love and shout for world peace from outer space." Maezawa's (14) ____________ candidate is aged 20 or above, single, and must be "always (15) ____________ ". She must also be interested (16) ____________ going into space. He tweeted: "Wanted! Why not be the 'first woman' to travel to the moon?"

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  say, "I love you to the moon and back" to tell ______
     a.  someone specially
     b.  someone specialised
     c.  someone species
     d.  someone special
2)  A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back ______
     a.  with his love
     b.  with his like
     c.  with his fond
     d.  with his adore
3)  Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for a "special someone" ______
     a.  to joint him
     b.  to join him
     c.  to joins him
     d.  to joinery him
4)  He has paid to be the very first ______
     a.  privacy passenger
     b.  privates passenger
     c.  private passenger
     d.  privation passenger
5)  He will be the universe's first ______
     a.  spacey tourist
     b.  space touristy
     c.  spacey touristy
     d.  space tourist

6)  to look for a female friend to fly ______
     a.  unto space with
     b.  into space with
     c.  unto space with
     d.  in two space with
7)  feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to ______
     a.  come to me
     b.  go to me
     c.  fly to me
     d.  space to me
8)  shout our love and shout for world peace ______
     a.  from inner space
     b.  from upper space
     c.  from downer space
     d.  from outer space
9)  Maezawa's ideal candidate is aged ______
     a.  20 or high
     b.  20 or up
     c.  20 or above
     d.  20 or increase
10)  Why not be the 'first woman' to travel ______?
     a.  to their moon
     b.  to there moon
     c.  to the moon
     d.  to they moon

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People often say, "I (1) ___________________ the moon and back" to tell someone special (2) ___________________ love is. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back with his love. The only problem is that he doesn't (3) ___________________ love. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for a "special someone" to join him on a trip to the moon in 2023. Mr Maezawa (4) ___________________ from his fashion company Zozo Inc. He has paid to be the very first private passenger to fly to the moon. He will be the first customer of Elon Musk's (5) ___________________ SpaceX. He will be the universe's first space tourist. However, he does not want to go on his own. He said he wants to "visit such (6) ___________________ with someone special".

Mr Maezawa (7) ___________________ television documentary to look for a female friend to fly (8) ___________________. The documentary is called "Full Moon Lovers". On a website for the TV show, he wrote: "I'm 44 now. As feelings of loneliness (9) ___________________ begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - continuing to love one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With that future (10) ___________________, I want to shout our love and shout for world peace (11) ___________________." Maezawa's ideal candidate is aged 20 or above, single, and must be "always positive". She must also (12) ___________________ going into space. He tweeted: "Wanted! Why not be the 'first woman' to travel to the moon?"

Comprehension questions

  1. Where do people often say they love someone to and from?
  2. How old is the billionaire?
  3. When does Maezawa-san want to go to the moon?
  4. Which company will Mr Maezawa fly to the moon with?
  5. How many space tourists have there been before Mr Maezawa?
  6. What is the name of the documentary Mr Maezawa created for TV?
  7. What feelings is Mr Maezawa feeling besides loneliness?
  8. What two things does Mr Maezawa want to shout for from space?
  9. What is the minimum age for Mr Maezawa's ideal candidate?
  10. What must the lady Mr Maezawa is looking for be interested in?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Where do people often say they love someone to and from?
a) Mars
b) the stars
c) the moon
d) the deepest ocean
2) How old is the billionaire?
a) 44
b) 43
c) 42
d) 41
3) When does Maezawa-san want to go to the moon?
a) tomorrow
b) 2023
c) for Christmas
d) before he is 50
4) Which company will Mr Maezawa fly to the moon with?
a) Boeing
b) Virgin Galactic
c) Blue Origin
d) SpaceX
5) How many space tourists have there been before Mr Maezawa?
a) 17
b) two
c) none
d) one

6) What is the name of the documentary Mr Maezawa created for TV?
a) Blue Moon
b) Full Moon Lovers
c) Pizza Pie Moon
d) Love Love Moon
7) What feelings is Mr Maezawa feeling besides loneliness?
a) excitement
b) boredom
c) sadness
d) emptiness
8) What two things does Mr Maezawa want to shout for from space?
a) Japan and love
b) love and world peace
c) his favourite soccer team and his Mum
d) Mars and Mercury
9) What is the minimum age for Mr Maezawa's ideal candidate?
a) 30
b) 20
c) 40
d) 32
10) What must the lady Mr Maezawa is looking for be interested in?
a) going into space
b) Italian food
c) opera
d) living on Mars

Role play

Role  A – Money
You think money is the most important thing for a life partner to have. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): humour, good looks or intelligence.

Role  B – Humour
You think humour is the most important thing for a life partner to have. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): money, good looks or intelligence.

Role  C – Good Looks
You think good looks is the most important thing for a life partner to have. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): humour, money or intelligence.

Role  D – Intelligence
You think intelligence is the most important thing for a life partner to have. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): humour, good looks or money.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'life'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'partner'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • often
    • problem
    • yet
    • fashion
    • very
    • such
    • created
    • show
    • slowly
    • mine
    • 20
    • going




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Life Partner

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'life'?
    3. What do you think of the phrase 'I love you to the moon and back'?
    4. Who do you love to the moon and back?
    5. What would you do if you were a billionaire?
    6. How strong is your love?
    7. How special are you?
    8. How would you feel about flying to the moon?
    9. How good is going to the moon for a first date?
    10. Where is the best place to go on a special date?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'partner'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What advice do you have for Mr Maezawa about finding his love?
    5. When have you felt lonely or empty?
    6. Why are you a great life partner?
    7. What kind of person is your ideal life partner?
    8. How interested are you in space?
    9. What is the best way to show love to someone special?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Mr Maezawa?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    People often say, "I love you to the moon and (1) ____" to tell someone special how strong their love is. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back with his (2) ____. The only problem is that he doesn't (3) ____ have a love. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for a "special someone" to (4) ____ him on a trip to the moon in 2023. Mr Maezawa made his billions from his fashion company Zozo Inc. He has paid to be the very first private (5) ____ to fly to the moon. He will be the first customer of Elon Musk's space travel company SpaceX. He will be the universe's first space tourist. However, he does not want to go (6) ____ his own. He said he wants to "visit such a special place with someone special".

    Mr Maezawa has created a television documentary to (7) ____ for a female friend to fly into space with. The documentary is called "Full Moon Lovers". On a website for the TV show, he wrote: "I'm 44 now. As feelings of (8) ____ and emptiness slowly begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - continuing to love one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With that future partner of (9) ____, I want to shout our love and shout for world peace from (10) ____ space." Maezawa's ideal candidate is aged 20 or (11) ____, single, and must be "always positive". She must also be interested in (12) ____ into space. He tweeted: "Wanted! Why not be the 'first woman' to travel to the moon?"

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     back     (b)     forward     (c)     sideways     (d)     side    
    2. (a)     fond     (b)     like     (c)     love     (d)     adore    
    3. (a)     still     (b)     either     (c)     yet     (d)     neither    
    4. (a)     fasten     (b)     link     (c)     connect     (d)     join    
    5. (a)     passenger     (b)     passed     (c)     passage     (d)     passers-by    
    6. (a)     at     (b)     on     (c)     up     (d)     in    
    7. (a)     gaze     (b)     vision     (c)     seek     (d)     look    
    8. (a)     lonely     (b)     loneliness     (c)     loner     (d)     lone    
    9. (a)     me     (b)     myself     (c)     mine     (d)     my    
    10. (a)     outs     (b)     outing     (c)     out     (d)     outer    
    11. (a)     increase     (b)     high     (c)     up     (d)     above    
    12. (a)     goes     (b)     going     (c)     go     (d)     gone

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  is called "Full Moon Lovers". On a website for the TV show, he wrote: "I'm 44 now. As feelings
    (...)  a love. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for a "special someone" to join him on a trip
    (...)  first private passenger to fly to the moon. He will be the first customer of Elon Musk's space travel
    (...)  Mr Maezawa has created a television documentary to look for a female friend to fly into space with. The documentary
    (...)  candidate is aged 20 or above, single, and must be "always positive". She must also be interested
    (...)  to the moon in 2023. Mr Maezawa made his billions from his fashion company Zozo Inc. He has paid to be the very
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    (...)  to go on his own. He said he wants to "visit such a special place with someone special".
    (...)  company SpaceX. He will be the universe's first space tourist. However, he does not want
    (...)  mine, I want to shout our love and shout for world peace from outer space." Maezawa's ideal
    (...)  to love one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With that future partner of
    (...)  love is. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back with his love. The only problem is that he doesn't yet have
    (...)  in going into space. He tweeted: "Wanted! Why not be the 'first woman' to travel to the moon?"
    (...)  of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - continuing

    Put the words in the right order

    1. and   you   back   .   moon   love   the   to   I
    2. love   special   strong   Tell   their   is   .   how   someone
    3. his   fashion   made   billions   from   his   Maezawa   company   .
    4. the   will   He   universe's   be   tourist   .   space   first
    5. special   special   .   a   place   Visit   such   with   someone
    6. loneliness   me   .   Feelings   of   to   come   to   begin
    7. to   continuing   think   one   I   love   about   woman   .
    8. above   .   aged   20   or   candidate   Maezawa's   ideal   is
    9. must   in   going   into   be   interested   She   space   .
    10. travel   to   woman   to   the   moon   .   The   first

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    People often say, "I love you to the moon and forward / back" to tell someone special how strong their love is / be. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back with his loving / love. The only problem is that he doesn't still / yet have a love. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for a "special someone" to join / connect him on a trip to the moon in 2023. Mr Maezawa made / did his billions from his fashion company Zozo Inc. He has paid / payment to be the very first private passenger to fly to the moon. He will be the first / firstly customer of Elon Musk's space travel company SpaceX. He will be the universe's first space tourist. However, he does not want to go on / in his own. He said he wants to "visit such / so a special place with someone special".

    Mr Maezawa has created a television document / documentary to look for a female friend to fly into space within / with. The documentary is called "Full Moon Lovers". On / In a website for the TV show, he wrote: "I'm 44 now. As feelings of lonely / loneliness and emptiness / empty slowly begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - continuing to love once / one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With that future partner of mine, I want to shout our love and shout for world peace from out / outer space." Maezawa's ideal / ideally candidate is aged 20 or above, single, and must be "always positive". She must also be interested / interesting in going into space. He tweeted: "Wanted! Why / What not be the 'first woman' to travel to the moon?"

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    people often say i love you to the moon and back to tell someone special how strong their love is a japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back with his love the only problem is that he doesnt yet have a love yusaku maezawa 44 is looking for a special someone to join him on a trip to the moon in 2023 mr maezawa made his billions from his fashion company zozo inc he has paid to be the very first private passenger to fly to the moon he will be the first customer of elon musks space travel company spacex he will be the universes first space tourist however he does not want to go on his own he said he wants to visit such a special place with someone special

    mr maezawa has created a television documentary to look for a female friend to fly into space with the documentary is called full moon lovers on a website for the tv show he wrote im 44 now as feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to come to me theres one thing that i think about  continuing to love one woman i want to find a life partner with that future partner of mine i want to shout our love and shout for world peace from outer space maezawas ideal candidate is aged 20 or above single and must be always positive she must also be interested in going into space he tweeted wanted why not be the first woman to travel to the moon

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Peopleoftensay,"Iloveyoutothemoonandback"totellsomeonespecial
    howstrongtheirloveis.AJapanesefashionbillionairewillgotothemoon
    andbackwithhislove.Theonlyproblemisthathedoesn'tyethavealove.
    YusakuMaezawa,44,islookingfora"specialsomeone"tojoinhimonatri
    ptothemoonin2023.MrMaezawamadehisbillionsfromhisfashioncom
    panyZozoInc.Hehaspaidtobetheveryfirstprivatepassengertoflytoth
    emoon.HewillbethefirstcustomerofElonMusk'sspacetravelcompany
    SpaceX.Hewillbetheuniverse'sfirstspacetourist.However,hedoesnot
    wanttogoonhisown.Hesaidhewantsto"visitsuchaspecialplacewithso
    meonespecial".MrMaezawahascreatedatelevisiondocumentarytolo
    okforafemalefriendtoflyintospacewith.Thedocumentaryiscalled"Full
    MoonLovers".OnawebsitefortheTVshow,hewrote:"I'm44now.Asfeel
    ingsoflonelinessandemptinessslowlybegintocometome,there'sonet
    hingthatIthinkabout-continuingtoloveonewoman.Iwanttofinda'lifep
    artner'.Withthatfuturepartnerofmine,Iwanttoshoutourloveandshou
    tforworldpeacefromouterspace."Maezawa'sidealcandidateisaged20
    orabove,single,andmustbe"alwayspositive".Shemustalsobeinterest
    edingoingintospace.Hetweeted:"Wanted!Whynotbethe'firstwoman'
    totraveltothemoon?"

    Free writing

    Write about life partner for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Flying to the moon would be life's greatest adventure. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. LIFE PARTNERS: Make a poster about life partners. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. MOON: Write a magazine article about making the moon a romantic place to go on a date. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on life partners. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to find the perfect life partner. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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