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THINGS THAT GOT BANNED!

1 Pre-reading

Look at the titles in the article. Why do you think these things were banned? Make notes.

2 Reading I

Read or listen to the article once. Were any of your ideas from the Pre-reading activity mentioned? What is the most unusual banned object or thing? Why is it so unusual?

3 Reading II

Read the article again. Then, answer the questions.

1. What two things is it illegal to do on a German motorway?

2. How many approved baby names are there in Denmark?

3. When was golf made legal in China?

4. What can’t you do in the Houses of Parliament?

5. What is considered a symbol of western imperialism in North Korea?

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The latest issue of Hot English (179 – the April issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: How to improve your listening skills! Learn how to listen more effectively. This will help you at work and with your personal relations, as well as improving your ability to listen in English. Plus, 12 useful words to describe lunchtime food, 10 useful past tense verbs, 8 words to use at the amusement park, 10 important words for describing the “economy”, “embarrassing” idioms... plus: • Quiz – what’s your workplace personality? • Food – lunchtime! • Mystery – ghost towns • Health – the benefits of yoga • Language – how to paraphrase • Politics – things that got banned • Workplace humour – naughty employees • Medicine – are you eating too much salt? • Cinema – Young Frankenstein • Cuisine – Eggs Benedict • Humour – April Fool’s Day jokes • Crime – stupid criminals • Music – ABBA and Elvis Presley • Nature – cute animals that bite • History – conscientious objectors • Terror – The Golden Hand 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!