Fateful attraction



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Fateful attraction


Do you know how any couples that you know met? Tell your partner
Read about two couples who met in very unexpected circumstances.

In your groups, answer the questions.
1 How did their relationship start?

2 What stages were there in its development?

3 Did physical attraction play any part in their romance?

4 Do they believe in fate? Why / Why not?


Work with a partner from the other group. Compare the two stories using your answers from exercise 2.

Which meeting do you think was most dependent on fate?
Find these phrases in your article and try to work out their meaning from the context.

Use a dictionary if necessary. (Scroll to the end of the worksheet for answers)


Tina and Andrew

spur-of-the-moment

messaging back and forth

not overly impressed

in the flesh

make a serious commitment

knock sthg on the head


Emma and Ross

burst out laughing

scrambled to my feet

tore off along the path

blown away

mane of red hair

catapulted into a garden

Match the synonyms. (Scroll to the end of the worksheet for answers)



bizarre

lost for words

random

weird

stunning

striking

guts

narrow path between buildings

bashfully

fetch

dumbstruck

pals

blush

go red

mates

shyly

alleyway

courage

retrieve





Listen to another couple, Martine and Jaap, who met in Provence in the South of France. Tell their story in your own words.
• Which of the three couples had the most romantic meeting? Whose was most dependent on fate? Why?

• Do you believe in fate? Looking back on your life are there any events where you believe fate played a part?

• Do you believe fate is the best way to meet the love of your life? What alternatives can you think of?



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