People in Japan are having surgery on their hands to change their future. The Japanese are big believers in palm reading. They spend a lot of money on visiting palm readers. A cheaper palm reading costs around $70. Many people are unhappy with the lines on their palms. They think some of the lines mean a part of their future will be bad. They are having an operation to change the length and shape of the lines because they hope this will give them a brighter future. The operation takes just 15 minutes and costs about $1,000. The doctor uses an electric scalpel to burn a line on the palm of the hand. It leaves a scar that takes a month to heal. The line looks like a money-luck line, happiness line or love line.
There are many doctors who say changing the lines on your palm does not work. They say it cannot change your future because it isn't natural. Subodh Gupta, a palm reader from London, agrees. He said: "I read about this surgery and I was very surprised. Even by having surgery, the lines cannot be changed." He added: "If you want to improve your fortune, take physical actions. So if you want greater health, do some exercise." However, people who have had the surgery say it has changed their life. A Tokyo surgeon said he gave a female patient a wedding line and she got married soon after. He said two other patients won the lottery after he made their fortune line longer.
1.palm reading 看手相
例句：Beginners at palm reading need to learn the three basic lines.
2.do exercise 锻炼
例句：He advises finding an earlier time in the day to do exercise.
3.soon after 不久以后
例句：Soon after, we found the second bone, also with a lot of marks on it.
4.get married 结婚
例句：If a couple has had everything when they get married, what should they expect in the future?
1.What do many Japanese people believe in?
a) palm reading
b) love at first sight
2.What do Japanese people spend lot of money on?
b) their hands
c) palm readers
3.What are people unhappy about?
a) the future
b) lines on their palms
c) palm readers
4.How long does the operation take?
a) about an hour
b) 45 minutes
c) 25 minutes
d) 15 minutes
5.What takes four weeks to heal?
a) the scar
b) the memory
c) the spirit
d) the pain
6.Why do some people say it doesn't work?
a) it's rubbish
b) we cannot change our destiny
c) they tried it
d) it isn't natural
7.How did a London palm reader feel about palm surgery?
8.What did a palm reader suggest to become healthier?
a) look after your palms
b) eat good food
c) read more
9.What happened after a woman got a new wedding palm line?
a) her wedding was cancelled
b) she got divorced
c) she got married
d) she got a job as a wedding arranger
10.What did a surgeon do for two patients to win money?
a) bought them lottery tickets
b) gave them a longer fortune line
c) gave them advice
d) told them to be palm readers