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TWO UNUSUAL WARS!

1 Pre-reading

You’re going to read or listen to two stories about two wars. The causes of the two wars are: 1) a bucket; 2) emus. What do you think could have happened? Make notes.

2 Reading I

Read or listen to the article once to compare your ideas from the Pre-reading activity.

3 Reading II

Read the article again. Then, answer the questions.

1. What did the Modenese soldiers steal from the centre of Bologna?

2. How many soldiers did the Bolognese army have?

3. How many Modenese soldiers were facing them?

4. Who won the war?

5. Who took part in the Emu War?

6. Why were the soldiers unable to kill the emus on 2nd November?

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The latest issue of Hot English (165 – the February issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn how to pronounce regular past simple verbs. Plus, prepositions of place (in, on, at), how to arrange a meeting, more irregular past tense verbs, 10 useful adjectives for describing yourself, 12 useful expressions for inviting someone to something, 8 useful expressions for talking about your plans, 8 useful idioms, 8 useful phrasal verbs... plus: • Culture – kissing in public. • Health – why hiking is great. • Psychology – crazy fans. • TV – The Walking Dead. • Language – funny mistakes. • Mystery – ghost ships. • Fashion – David Bowie. • History – two unusual wars. • Grammar – the future passives with will. • Britain – tea rooms. • Music – Broadway shows. • Slang – doing business. • Crime – police body cameras. • Politics – sex scandals. 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!