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ASTROLOGY PREDICTIONS 2013 (2)

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  • 2013-01-08
  • 引言:雖然新的一年已過了一星期,但不知怎的,感覺仍沉浸在聖誕節點燃的節慶休假氣氛中,眼巴巴地期待農曆小龍年到來的同時,整個人從頭到腳只有一詞可形容:慵懶。本周繼續未完的2013星座運勢預報,讓我們一起看下去 ~ 同場加映一樣慵懶迷濛的 Mindy Smith《What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?》

    《What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? 》
    字彙 Flashcards :使用說明
    • 精選多益 / 全民英檢中高級 / 托福單字片語
    blank (adj) 空白的
    well-connected (adj) 精心構思的
    come one’s way:事情進展順利
    phase (n) 階段
    pleasantness (n) 愉快
    reap (v) 收割;獲得
    previous (adj) 先前的
    comply (v) 遵從
    ideal (n) (adj) 理想(的)
    ambition (n) 抱負
    imagination (n) 想像力
    soar (v) 高飛;急升
    come across:給人…印象;偶然發現
    organized (adj) 有條理的;有效率的
    practical (adj) 實際的
    rally (v) 召集;重整
    troops (n) 軍隊
    prioritize (v) 列為優先
    occupy (v) 占據
    abundance (n) 充足;大量
    stability (n) 穩定
    juggle (v) 盡力對付
    intense (adj) 強烈極度的
    deserve (v) 應得…
    encounter (v) 遭遇;碰上
    joint (n) 關節
    turn the corner:渡過難關
    hardship (n) 艱困
    obsess (v) 著迷
    settle (v) 解決
    at times:有時候
    tense (adj) 焦慮緊張
    challenge (n) 挑戰
    sharpen (v) 使敏捷;加強提高
    alert (adj) 思維敏捷;機警的
    intensify (v) 加強
    determination (n) 決心
    forge (v) 創造;開創
    vibrant (adj) 活躍的
    crackle (v) 劈啪作響
    hastily (adv) 匆匆忙忙的
    arrange (v) 安排
    skateboard (n) 滑板
    remain (v) 保持
    lively (adj) 活潑熱鬧的
    keep sb on sb’s toes:保持忙碌
    moody (adj) 喜怒無常的;憂鬱的
    nature (n) 特質
    provoke (v) 激起;引發
    retreat (v) 後退;撤退
    seclusion (n) 隱居
    rollercoaster (n) 雲霄飛車


    Leo (July 23rd- Aug. 22nd)
    A printable blank calendar is ideal for Leo, because a series of well-connected events are   __  01  __  to come your way throughout the year. You relationships, both personal and professional, are going to enter a new phase of pleasantness. You will reap the fruits of your previous efforts. Just   __  02  __   with your ideal and ambitions and let your imagination soar. With just a little effort, you can come across as organized, practical, and able to   __  03  __   the troops around any project you’ve prioritized as important.
    ■ Good Leo: born to rule; confident; generous, expressive, encouraging
    ■ Bad Leo: arrogant; pushy; vain; lustful, bossy

    Virgo (Aug. 23rd - Sept. 22nd)
    Dear Virgo, you’ve had years when you find little reason to believe romance would have a chance of occupying a large place in your life, but now you do. In 2013, love is coming, and it’s coming in abundance. This is the year   __  04  __   you find passion and stability in your relationships. Therefore, do your best to find a way to juggle intense work or money pressure while making plans for social activities. You   __  05  __   to create a rich private life. Regarding health, you may encounter some pain in the joints or suffer from stomach problems. Scheduling some time to practice yoga may be helpful.
    ■ Good Virgo: compassionate; witty; observant; organized; reliable
    ■ Bad Virgo: obsessive; compulsive; shrewd; bitchy; fussy

    Libra (Sept. 23rd - Oct. 22nd)
    Life was hard for Libra over a very long time—three endless years. While we can’t say your life will be a bed of roses from now on, you are turning the   __  06  __   and leaving some of the hardships behind. In 2013, you will be obsessed over settling a home or family matter. At times you may feel tense, but   __  07  __   so, think of these challenges as your friends, for they will sharpen your mind, keep you alert, and intensify your determination. Luckily, you’ll have all the planetary help needed to forge ahead. Also, Mars, the energy planet, will light your house of true love, so your social life may become vibrant.
    ■ Good Libra: easygoing; idealistic; communicative; diplomatic
    ■ Bad Libra: manipulative; always undecided; gullible; escapist

    Scorpio (Oct. 23rd - Nov. 21st)
    For Scorpio, 2013 crackles with communication, travel, and plenty of opportunities for learning. Phone calls, emails and hastily arranged meetings will keep you on your   __  08  __  . You’ll need to remain organized, realistic, and alert since how well you communicate will make or break your success. As lively social life is going to   __  09  __   you extremely busy, your moody nature will also provoke you to   __  10  __   into seclusion. Thus, life can become a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Health has always been an area of worries for Scorpio; in 2013, there will also be health issues, especially in May and June.
    ■ Good Scorpio: passionate; dynamic; determined; tenacious; investigative
    ■ Bad Scorpio: volatile; secretive; obsessive; suspicious; hot-tempered


    A. keep B. likely C. even D. corner E. toes
    F. deserve G. retreat H. comply I. when J. rally

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    Leo (July 23rd- Aug. 22nd)
    A printable blank calendar is ideal for Leo, because a series of well-connected events are likely to come your way throughout the year. Your relationships, both personal and professional, are going to enter a new phase of pleasantness. You will reap the fruits of your previous efforts. Just comply with your ideal and ambitions and let your imagination soar. With just a little effort, you can come across as organized, practical, and able to rally the troops around any project you’ve prioritized as important.
    ■ Good Leo: born to rule; confident; generous, expressive, encouraging
    ■ Bad Leo: arrogant; pushy; vain; lustful, bossy

    Virgo (Aug. 23rd - Sept. 22nd)
    Dear Virgo, you’ve had years when you find little reason to believe romance would have a chance of occupying a large place in your life, but now you do. In 2013, love is coming, and it’s coming in abundance. This is the year when you find passion and stability in your relationships. Therefore, do your best to find a way to juggle intense work or money pressure while making plans for social activities. You deserve to create a rich private life. Regarding health, you may encounter some pain in the joints or suffer from stomach problems. Scheduling some time to practice yoga may be helpful.
    ■ Good Virgo: compassionate; witty; observant; organized; reliable
    ■ Bad Virgo: obsessive; compulsive; shrewd; bitchy; fussy

    Libra (Sept. 23rd - Oct. 22nd)
    Life was hard for Libra over a very long time—three endless years. While we can’t say your life will be a bed of roses from now on, you are turning the corner and leaving some of the hardships behind. In 2013, you will be obsessed over settling a home or family matters. Though at times you may feel tense, but even so, think of these challenges as your friends, for they will sharpen your mind, keep you alert, and intensify your determination. Luckily, you’ll have all the planetary help needed to forge ahead. Also, Mars, the energy planet, will light your house of true love, so your social life may become vibrant.
    ■ Good Libra: easygoing; idealistic; communicative; diplomatic
    ■ Bad Libra: manipulative; always undecided; gullible; escapist

    Scorpio (Oct. 23rd - Nov. 21st)
    For Scorpio, 2013 crackles with communication, travel, and plenty of opportunities for learning. Phone calls, emails and hastily arranged meetings will keep you on your skateboard. You’ll need to remain organized, realistic, and alert since how well you communicate will make or break your success. As lively social life is going to keep you on your toes, your moody nature will also provoke you to retreat into seclusion. Thus, life can become a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Health has always been an area of worries for Scorpio; in 2013, there will also be health issues, especially in May and June.
    ■ Good Scorpio: passionate; dynamic; determined; tenacious; investigative
    ■ Bad Scorpio: volatile; secretive; obsessive; suspicious; hot-tempered

    Q: According to this article, who has the most comfortable and productive year ahead?
    A. Leo.
    B. Virgo.
    C. Libra.
    D. Scorpio.

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    文意選填解答:
    1. B 2. H 3. J 4. I 5. F
    6. D 7. C 8. E 9. A 10. G
    1. be 動詞後常搭配形容詞,由此可推知第 1 格為「形容詞」。從文意可推知,2013 星座預報獅子座「可能」(likely) 順心如意。
    2. 唯一可不寫主詞的句子就是「祈使句」;肯定祈使句以「動詞原形」為首,故第 2 格為「V原」。從關鍵字「豐收」 (reap the fruits) 可推知,堅持/遵守 (comply with) 理想就能成功。相關動詞「遵守」的用法請見 文法講座三十三
    3. 本題考點為「不定詞」to + 動詞原形,可見第 3 格為 V原。從關鍵字「軍隊」 troops 可推知這個動詞可能和軍事用語有關。「佈署」(rally) 重兵,意指已妥善規劃。
    4. 本題句型結構分析如下:
    This is the year   __  04  __   you find
    [主詞1] [動詞1] [連接詞] [主詞2] [動詞2]
    兩個主詞,兩個動詞,代表兩個句子。連接兩個句子需用「連接詞」,且是和「時間」the year 有關的連接詞,故第 4 格選 when (當)。  
    5. 主詞後須搭動詞,故第 5 格為「動詞」。從前一句「規劃社交活動」可知你「應當」營造熱鬧的私人生活。
    6. 從 a 可知第 6 格為「單數可數名詞」。從後方句「將過往艱困拋身後」可知天秤座已「渡過難關」。片語「渡過難關」turn the corner。
    7. 副詞「即便如此」even so 用來加強語氣。
    8. 所有格 your 後須搭配第 8 格「名詞」。從關鍵字「倉促安排」(hastily arranged) 可知你的生活「忙碌」。片語「忙得團團轉」keep sb on sb’s toes。
    9. 本題考點為「不定詞」to + 動詞原形,可見第 9 格為「V原」。又這個動詞後須可搭配「形容詞」busy,故填動詞「保持」keep。動詞 keep 詳細用法請見 文法講座三十四
    10. 本題考點為「不定詞」to + 動詞原形,可見第 10 格為「V原」。從關鍵字「喜怒無常」可推知有時喜歡交際應酬,有時又想「縮回;撤退」(retreat),宅在家。

    閱讀解答:A
    獅子座 ( 7月23 日—8月22日)
    一本可印刷的空白日曆本對獅子座而言再理想不過了,因為今年一整年獅子座 將好事連連,順心如意。你與外界的關係,不論是人際關係還是職場互動都將進入一個愉快的新局面。只要遵循你的理想和抱負,讓想像力飛揚,那麼你之前付出的心血都將在今年開花結果。只需稍努力,你便可給人有條有理和務實的印象,且能在任何被你優先列為重要計畫的周遭部屬重兵。
    ■ 好獅子座:天生領導者、自信、慷慨、能言善道、振奮人心的
    ■ 壞獅子座:驕傲自大、固執己見的、虛榮的、貪得無厭的、喜歡發號施令的

    處女座 (8月23 日—9月22日)
    親愛的處女座,多年來你們總覺沒理由相信浪漫愛情在你生活中將占重要地位,但現在你大可這麼想。2013年,愛情來了,你的桃花朵朵開。今年你和男(女)朋友的關係既熱情又穩定。因此儘可能在對付沉重的工作或經濟壓力之際,為自己規劃社交活動。你該好好營造多采多姿的私人生活。健康方面,你可能有關節痛或胃部方面的問題。找時間練習瑜珈或許對你有點幫助。
    ■ 好處女座:有同情心、機智的、觀察力敏銳的、井井有條的、值得信賴的
    ■ 壞處女座:不能自拔的、強迫性的、精於盤算的、囉嗦的、愛挑剔的

    天秤座 ( 9月23 日—10月22日)
    天秤座已苦命很久了,漫長難熬的三年。雖然我們不能說你的生活將從此一帆風順,但可確定的是你已苦盡甘來,可將一切困難險阻拋諸腦後。2013年你將專注於解決房宅或家庭事務。雖然有時你覺緊張焦慮,但即便如此,你可將這些挑戰視為你的朋友,因為他們將讓你心思敏捷,保持警覺,並強化你的決心。幸運地,有了眾星宿的加持,你便可繼續開創未來。同時,象徵能量的火星將照亮真愛的那個宮位,所以你的社交生活將活絡起來。
    ■ 好天秤座:隨和的、理想主義的、喜好社交的、圓滑的
    ■ 壞天秤座:善於擺佈他人的、總是猶豫不決的、易受騙的、逃避現實的

    天蠍座 (10月23 日—11月21日)
    對天蠍座而言,2013年一開始就充滿許多溝通、旅遊和學習的機會。電話、電子郵件、匆促安排的會議將讓你忙得團團轉。你必須保持有效率、務實和有警覺心,因為你和他人溝通的狀況將左右事件成敗。當活躍的社交生活讓你忙得不可開交時,你陰晴不定的性格也可能激起你想隱退的念頭。因此,你的心情起伏將如坐雲霄飛車般。健康一直是天蠍座的隱憂。2013年,尤其是五月和六月,你仍將忙於解決健康問題。

    ■ 好天蠍座:熱情、活力充沛的、有決心、堅毅的、愛研究調查的
    ■ 壞天蠍座:反覆無常的、深藏不露的、強迫性的、多疑的、脾氣暴躁的

    問題:根據這篇文章,誰今年可望過得最舒適且收穫滿滿?
    • A. 獅子座。
    • B. 處女座。
    • C. 天秤座。
    • D. 天蠍座。


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