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THE HUNGER GAMES

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The Hunger Games is 2012 American science-fiction film directed by Gary Ross. It’s based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence (as Katniss Everdeen) and Josh Hutcherson (as Peeta Mellark). The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem. Every year, boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 (known as tributes) must take part in the Games. As part of this, the children have to fight to the death until there is only one survivor. Katniss’ younger sister is chosen to take part, but Katnisss volunteers to take her place. In the following scene, Caesar Flickerman (played by Stanley Tucci) is presenting the tributes in a parade.

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The latest issue of Hot English (167 – the April issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Find out how body language can help you communicate more effectively. Plus, 6 useful expressions for interrupting someone, 6 ways to deal with an interruption, 15 useful expressions for talking about a musical festival, 8 useful expressions phrasal verbs for talking about work, 8 idioms for describing people, 8 useful phrases for giving your opinions... plus: • Language – prepositions of time: in, on, at. • Food – your favourite snacks. • Games – “interview” words crossword. • Travel – holiday complaints. • Fun – rude place names. • Grammar – the future passive with “be” + “going to”. • Animals – animal rights. • Education – Tiger Parents. • Humour – annoying things. • Music – songs from the ‘70s. • Sport – how to play cricket. • Psychology – how to persuade someone to do something. • Language learning – top tips from polyglots. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!