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The latest issue of Hot English (171 – the August issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 8 songs to motivate you to learn in English – learn English by listening to these fantastic songs... and get motivated to learn even more! Plus, 6 useful verbs for talking about transport, 8 useful sports words, 12 words and expressions for talking about the cinema, 6 ways for describing time, 8 useful phrasal verbs, 8 idioms... plus: • Unusual news – home wreckers. • Health – losing weight with Richard Simmons. • Phone English – making reservations. • Language – confusing words. • TV – Frasier. • Business – Adidas versus Puma. • Food – casserole. • Culture – charities. • Film – 007. • Philosophy – good versus evil. • Celebrities – memorabilia sales. • Language – the meaning of “wicked”. • Slang – learn some slang with our dictionary of slang. 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!

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