'Your mother's story is your grandmother's story and it is also your great-grandmother's story. It's your great- aunt's story too. Their lives are intertwined and that's what we really mean when we talk about fate in Greece. Our so-called fate is largely ordained by our ancestors, not by the stars. When we talk about ancient history here we always refer to destiny- but we don't really mean the uncontrollable. Of course events seem to take place out of the blue that change the course of our lives, but what really determines what happens to us are the actions of those around us now and those that came before us.'Extract from 'The Island' (page 43) by Victoria Hislop
Do you agree with this interpretation of what fate is? Why? Why not?
When answering, the CPE/ ECPE students can use the idioms and collocations about fate and chance from Unit 12 of their Grammar book.