Students complete a series of activities based on a text about astrology, including a jigsaw reading on Western and Chinese astology.

Photo of an astrology chart or of astrology signs.

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Skills: Reading skills, including predicting content and making comparisons. Students have a jigsaw reading on Western and Chinese astrology and complete an information gap. Follow-on tasks include vocabulary for personality as students compare their Western star sign with their Chinese animal sign using the Internet.

Upper intermediate

Skills: Reading skills, including identifying the writer's attitude and responding to opinions. Follow-on tasks include recycling adjectives by choosing an additional animal for the Chinese zodiac and inventing the personality for those born during that year.