martes, 24 de agosto de 2010

LA ADIVINA


FortuneTeller

LA PITONISA (o LA ADIVINA). Parece que a Michael siempre le interesó. De modo que con su amiga Roxane, se ponen "manos a la obra". 
Otra conversación para que practiques inglés en forma divertida. En el texto hemos resaltado las palabras y expresiones que se detallan en un glosario bilingüe. Pulsa para escuchar. Para descargar  con botón derecho selecciona la opción "Guardar Archivo Como" y guarda el archivo en tu computadora

THE FORTUNE-TELLER
Michael:
You know, I've always wanted to have my fortune told.
Roxane:
Really? Do you know where you can get it done?
Michael:
I'm not sure. But maybe there are some fortune-tellers listed in the phone book. Let's take a look.
Roxane:
Hmm. Here's one. You could have your palm read by Madame Zara for $70.
Michael:
That's really expensive.
Roxane:
What about this one? You can get your fortune told over the phone for only $3.75 a minute.
Michael:
That's reasonable. Come on. Try it with me!
:
(Michael dials the fortune-teller's phone number).
Fortune-teller
Fortune-Tellers International. This is Madame Ines. Let me tell you what the future will bring. What's your sign?
Michael:
I'm a Leo.
Fortune-teller
Hmm ... let's see. Well, this is going to be an interesting week for you.
Michael:
Why is that?
Fortune-teller
It seems that you're waiting to hear about something important, and you should have good news toward the end of the week.
Michael:
Hmm ... I wonder what that's about.
Fortune-teller
But your situation at work or at school will become more difficult in the coming days. You may find things boring for a while, but you should be patient.
Michael:
OK.
Fortune-teller
Now, on the personal side, you will have some lively and interesting discussions with someone you know well. Pay attention to this friend's advice because it will turn out to be good for you in the long run.
Michael:
OK. That doesn't sound too bad.
Fortune-teller
If you would like to hear more, I'll need your credit card number, please.
Michael:
Oh. It's 8997-9670072 ...
GLOSSARY: have my fortune told: hacerme leer la suerte; phone book: directorio telefónico, guía de teléfonos; have your palm read: hacerme leer la palma de la mano; over the phone: por teléfono; reasonable: razonable, módico; sign: signo zodiacal; toward the end: hacia fines de; I wonder what that's about: me pregunto de qué se trata; the coming days: los próximos días, los días venideros; lively: animado/a, enérgico/a; it will turn out to be good: resultará positivo; in the long run: a la larga, al final de cuentas.

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