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ASTROLOGY PREDICTIONS 2013 (3)

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  • 2013-01-14
  • 引言:知名脫口秀主持人歐普拉曾這麼說:讓我們歡慶新的ㄧ年,為擁有再次將事情做得盡善盡美的機會而乾杯。是的,2013年是個全新的開始,不妨展開雙臂,敞開心胸探索一切可能。請看2013星座運勢預報完結篇,同場加映東尼獎最佳音樂劇「Q大道」的結尾曲:「活在當下」For Now。

    《For Now》from the musical “ Avenue Q”
    字彙 Flashcards :使用說明
    • 精選多益 / 全民英檢中高級 / 托福單字片語
    limitation (n) 限制
    obstacle (n) 障礙
    previous (adj) 先前的
    vanish (v) 消失
    magnet (n) 磁鐵;有吸引力的人/物
    hike (n) 上升增加
    promotion (n) 晉升
    indicate (v) 表示;暗示
    financial (adj) 財務的
    security (n) 安全
    expedition (n) 旅行
    long (v) 渴望
    panoramic (adj) 全景的
    adventure (n) 冒險
    sumptuous (adj) 豪華奢侈的
    progression (n) 進展
    fruitful (adj) 收穫滿滿的
    initiative (n) 主動;提議
    credit (n) 稱讚認可
    pay off:成功;獲利
    considerably (adv) 相當多地
    vitality (n) 活力
    radiate (v) 發散;流露
    optimistic (adj) 樂觀的
    appreciate (v) 欣賞;感謝
    angle (n) 角度
    switch (v) 轉換
    relocate (v) 遷移;重新安置
    turn out to V原:結果…
    option (n) 選擇
    favorable (adj) 有利的
    misunderstanding (n) 誤解
    compromise (n) 妥協讓步
    disturb (v) 打擾妨礙
    meditation (n) 打坐冥想
    retain (v) 保持;留在心中
    positive (adj) 積極正向的
    serene (adj) 寧靜的
    call for N:需要:要求
    swift (adj) 迅速的;立刻的
    decisive (adj) 果斷的
    impulsive (adj) 衝動草率的
    lest (conj.) 惟恐;以免
    rebound (v) 反彈;產生反作用
    hasty (adj) 倉促草率的
    reflective (adj) 深思熟慮的;沉思的
    instinct (n) 本能天性
    on target:精準地
    solitude (n) 獨處
    secluded (adj) 僻靜的;與世隔絕的
    retreat (n) 隱居靜養的地方
    ponder (v) 沉思;仔細考慮
    bolster (v) 加強
    momentum (n) 動力
    revive (v) 恢復;振作
    tie (n) 關係
    mingle (v) 混合;和…交往
    insightful (adj) 有洞察力的
    mentor (n) 良師;指導者
    sounding board (n) 顧問
    spontaneous (adj) 自發的
    live up to N:達到;實現
    look forward to N:期待
    transformation (n) 轉變


    Sagittarius (Nov. 22nd-- December 21st)
    2013 will be the new beginning for Sagittarius. All the limitations and obstacles of the previous years will seem to vanish into thin air. This year you will be a money   __  01  __  . An excellent hike in income and promotion is clear, so   __  02  __   there ever a time to gather up your courage and ask for a raise, it would be now. Saturn will be friendly, indicating you can build financial security. You are happiest when you travel, and this year will offer lots of chances for short and long expeditions. If you long for fresh air, big sky, panoramic views and plenty of adventure, in 2013, you can have them all in a sumptuous setting. Yet, towards the end of the year, expect some slowdown in the progression of things.
    ■ Good Sagittarius: enthusiastic; generous; positive thinker, good judgment; fair
    ■ Bad Sagittarius: restless; domineering; blunt; blindly optimistic; irresponsible

    Capricorn (Dec. 22nd -- Jan. 19th)
    2013 will be a fruitful year for Capricorn. Your initiatives will earn you credit and hard work shall pay off in due course of time. With the planetary influences of Saturn,   __  03  __   good vitality radiates from you, which further enables you to stay optimistic and appreciate life from a new angle. If you’re planning to switch a job or relocate to a new location, then the year 2013 turns out to be a good option. However, this isn’t a favorable time for the family. Misunderstandings and   __  04  __   in the matters related to family will give you worry and anxiety. Health issues of the family members may keep you   __  05  __  . Meditation would perhaps be the best way through   __  06  __   you can retain positive energies.
    ■ Good Capricorn: determined; organized; responsible; hardworking; thoughtful
    ■ Bad Capricorn: insatiable; skeptical; stubborn; over-ambitious; pessimistic

    Aquarius (Jan. 20th -- Feb. 18th)
    2013 will be a more peaceful and serene year than 2012 for Aquarius. Be prepared for situations that will call for swift and decisive action, but don’t be impulsive,   __  07  __   your hasty actions rebound back on you. With Mars in Aquarius, indicating you’re in the process of beginning an important two-year cycle of your choosing, you will find yourself in an unusually   __  08  __   mood. Your instincts will be on target, and spending time in solitude is exactly   __  09  __   gives you the first steps you need to take toward a more satisfying New Year. Just close the door or go off to a secluded retreat to ponder upon which area of your life needs to be bolstered or changed!
    ■ Good Aquarius: dependable; fair; idealistic; individualistic; observant
    ■ Bad Aquarius: aloof; insensitive; unemotional; cranky; unpredictable

    Pisces (Feb. 19th --March 20th)
    Your social life is starting to gain momentum, dear Pisces. You will revive old ties and cultivate new friendships and contacts that will have a strong effect on your future progress. Be open to mix and mingle more than you had in previous years. Among the faces you come in contact with this year   __  10  __  likely to be those who may have insightful advice and become mentors or sounding boards for you. Also, you’ll come out of your spontaneous moods, live up to your expectations and fight over all problems. You can look forward to a lot of good transformations.
    ■ Good Pisces: compassionate; even-tempered; sensitive; imaginative; intuitive
    ■ Bad Pisces: secretive; escapist; easily-led; gullible; vague

    A. compromises B. reflective C. were D. which E. lest
    F. what G. magnet H. are I. disturbed J. considerably

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    Sagittarius (Nov. 22nd-- December 21st)
    2013 will be the new beginning for Sagittarius. All the limitations and obstacles of the previous years will seem to vanish into thin air. This year you will be a money magnet. An excellent hike in income and promotion is clear, so were there ever a time to gather up your courage and ask for a raise, it would be now. Saturn will be friendly, indicating you can build financial security. You are happiest when you travel, and this year will offer lots of chances for short and long expeditions. If you long for fresh air, big sky, panoramic views and plenty of adventure, in 2013 you can have them all in a sumptuous setting. Yet, towards the end of the year, expect some slowdown in the progression of things.
    ■ Good Sagittarius: enthusiastic; generous; positive thinker, good judgment; fair
    ■ Bad Sagittarius: restless; domineering; blunt; blindly optimistic; irresponsible

    Capricorn (Dec. 22nd -- Jan. 19th)
    2013 will be a fruitful year for Capricorn. Your initiatives will earn you credit and hard work shall pay off in due course of time. With the planetary influences of Saturn, considerably good vitality radiates from you, which further enables you to stay optimistic and appreciate life from a new angle. If you’re planning to switch a job or relocate to a new location, then the year 2013 turns out to be a good option. However, this isn’t a favorable time for the family. Misunderstandings and compromises in the matters related to family will give you worry and anxiety. Health issues of the family members may keep you disturbed. Meditation would perhaps be the best way through which you can retain positive energies.
    ■ Good Capricorn: determined; organized; responsible; hardworking; thoughtful
    ■ Bad Capricorn: insatiable; skeptical; stubborn; over-ambitious; pessimistic

    Aquarius (Jan. 20th -- Feb. 18th)
    2013 will be a more peaceful and serene year than 2012 for Aquarius. Be prepared for situations that will call for swift and decisive action, but don’t be impulsive, lest your hasty actions rebound back on you. With Mars in Aquarius, indicating you’re in the process of beginning an important two-year cycle of your choosing, you will find yourself in an unusually reflective mood. Your instincts will be on target, and spending time in solitude is exactly what gives you the first steps you need to take toward a more satisfying New Year. Just close the door or go off to a secluded retreat to ponder upon which area of your life needs to be bolstered or changed!
    ■ Good Aquarius: dependable; fair; idealistic; individualistic; observant
    ■ Bad Aquarius: aloof; insensitive; unemotional; cranky; unpredictable

    Pisces (Feb. 19th-- March 20th)
    Your social life is starting to gain momentum, dear Pisces. You will revive old ties and cultivate new friendships and contacts that will have a strong effect on your future progress. Be open to mix and mingle more than you had in previous years. Among the faces you come in contact with this year may be those who may have insightful advice and become mentors or sounding boards for you. Also, you’ll come out of your spontaneous moods, live up to your ideologies and fight over all problems. You can look forward to a lot of good transformations.
    ■ Good Pisces: compassionate; even-tempered; sensitive; imaginative; intuitive
    ■ Bad Pisces: secretive; escapist; easily-led; gullible; vague

    Q: According to this article, who will be very busy on the social scene in 2013?
    A. Sagittarius.
    B. Capricorn.
    C. Aquarius.
    D. Pisces.

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    文意選填解答:
    1. G 2. C 3. J 4. A 5. I
    6. D 7. E 8. B 9. F 10. H
    1. 從前方冠詞 a 可推斷第 1 格為「名詞」。又從後方關鍵字「收入大幅增加」( an excellent hike in income)可知射手座在 2013 年成了「吸」金達人,magnet 意指「磁鐵」或「吸引人的人或物」。
    2. there 一定得搭配「be動詞」表示「有…」的意思,由此推知第 2 格為「be動詞」。從上下文可知文意為「若曾有要求加薪的大好時機的話…」為假設語法,可省略連接詞if,將 were 移至句首。
    3. 加強形容詞 good 得用「副詞」,故第 3 格為「副詞」。從後方關鍵字「保持樂觀」stay optimistic 可知「相當」(considerably) 有活力。
    4. 第 4 格為主詞,即「名詞」。從後方關鍵字「讓你擔心」give you worry 可知應選「妥協讓步」compromises。  
    5. 本題考點為:keep (保持/讓) + 名詞 (受詞) + 形容詞 (受詞補語),故第 5 格為「形容詞」。從關鍵字「健康問題」(health issues) 可推知應讓人感到「煩惱」disturbed。keep 後的受詞 you 不會主動執行「擾亂」disturb 這動作,故只能搭配「被動」意味的過去分詞當形容詞。keep + O + OC 句型的詳細解說請見 文法講座三十四。
    6. 句型結構分析如下:
    Meditation would perhaps be …way through   __  06  __   you can retain
    [主詞1]                    [動詞1]    [關代]    [主詞2]   [動詞2]
    兩個主詞,兩個動詞,代表有兩個句子。連接兩個句子可用第 6 格「關代」。關代前的先行詞 way (方法) 屬「物」故可用關代 which。「關係代名詞」詳細解說請見 文法講座一
    7. 句型結構分析如下:
    don’t be impulsive,   __  07  __   your hasty actions rebound back on you.
    [祈使句]           [連接詞]   [主詞]    [動詞]
    連接兩個句子可用第 7 格「連接詞」。從語意可推知,不要衝動行事,「以免」( lest ) 招來反效果。連接詞「以免」lest 的詳細解說請見 文法講座三十五
    8. 加強「名詞」mood 得用「形容詞」,故第 8 格為「形容詞」。又從下一行的關鍵字「花時間獨處沉思」( spending time in solitude ) 可推知現正處在「自省深思」( reflective ) 的情緒中。
    9. 句型結構分析如下:
    spending time in solitude is exactly   __  09  __   gives you the first steps
    [動名詞當主詞1]    [動詞1]                          [動詞2]
    兩個動作代表有兩句,連接兩句可用第9格「關係代名詞」。當發現關係代名詞沒有先行詞(即沒有名詞時),就可使用「複合關係代名詞」。「花時間獨處沉思」是一件事,代替事物的「複合關係代名詞」為what。「複合關係代名詞」詳細解說請見文法講座三
    10. 本題考點為「倒裝句」,句型結構分析如下:
    Among the faces you come in contact with this year   __  10  __   likely to be those
    [地點]      [動詞]     [主詞]    
    those 為「複數主詞」,故須搭配「複數動詞」。片語「可能」be likely to V原, 可見第 10 格應填 are。「倒裝句」詳細解說請見文法講座三十六

    閱讀解答:D
    射手座 ( 11月 22日—12月21日)
    對射手座而言,2013年將是個嶄新的開始。前些年的種種限制和阻礙似乎都將消失於無形。今年你將成為吸金高手,確定可收入大增且升職。所以現在就是鼓起勇氣提加薪的最佳時機。土星相位友善,代表你可鞏固你的財務狀況。旅行是你最開心的事,而今年你也有許多長短途旅遊的機會。若你渴望新鮮空氣、寬廣天空、開闊全景和許多刺激冒險的話,2013年你可奢侈地享受個夠。然而,近年底時,預期事情的進展將慢下來。
    好射手座:熱情的;慷慨大方的;正面思考;判斷力佳;公平的
    壞射手座:好動不安的;專橫跋扈的;遲鈍的;過度樂觀;不負責任的

    山羊座 ( 12月 22日—1月19日)
    對山羊座而言,2013年將是大豐收的一年。主動出擊將贏得大家的讚賞。時候到了,你的努力付出也將有所收穫。有了土星的加持,你全身散發活力,這也讓你保持樂觀,從嶄新的角度欣賞人生。若你計畫轉職或搬家,2013年是個好時機。然而就家庭而言,2013年並不平順。家庭事務中的誤解和妥協將讓你憂心且焦慮。家人的健康狀況也將持續困擾著你。或許你可藉冥想打坐維持正面能量。
    好山羊座:堅定的;井井有條的;負責的;努力的;體貼且思考周密的
    壞山羊座:不知足的;多疑的;頑固的;野心太大的;悲觀的

    水瓶座 ( 1月 20日—2月18日)
    對水瓶座而言,2013年較2012年平靜。你必須準備好因應狀況,果斷作出決定,但切記衝動行事,免得因倉促草率而得到反效果。火星入水瓶座,意味著你已開啟為期兩年的重要周期。你將發現自己反常地有些心事重重。你的直覺將變得十分準確,而花時間獨處正是讓你可踏出美好新年第一步的必要歷程。儘管關起門來或到僻靜的渡假地去深思自己的生活中究竟哪些部分得再加強或改變。
    好水瓶座:值得信賴的;公平的;理想化的;個人主義的;觀察力敏銳的
    壞水瓶座:冷漠疏離的;漠視的;無動於衷的;古怪的;無法預料的

    雙魚座 ( 2月 19日—2月18日)
    親愛的雙魚座,你的社交生活將開始變得活力十足。你將和舊識聯繫,並結交對你未來影響深遠的新朋友。務必抱持比以往更加坦率開放的態度與人交往。今年結識的人當中,有些人可能給你明智的建議,成為你的人生導師或諮商顧問。同時,你也將更自動自發,達成自我期望,解決所有問題。你可預見有許多好的轉變。
    好雙魚座:有同情心的;性情平和的;敏感的;想像力豐富的;直覺的
    壞雙魚座:深藏不露的;逃避現實的;耳根子軟的;易受騙的;含糊其詞的

    問題:根據這篇文章,2013 年誰的社交生活將變得十分忙碌?
    • A. 射手座。
    • B. 山羊座。
    • C. 水瓶座。
    • D. 雙魚座。


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