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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Want to impress your friends with some new expressions in English? Check out these two and try to use them in conversation before the end of the month.

EXPRESSIONS OF THE MONTH

Speak of the devil

Have you ever been talking about someone when they suddenly appeared? If you have, then you have “spoken of the devil”. For example, if Kari and Landon are talking about Milton, and Milton calls or walks in the door, Kari or Landon could say, “Speak of the devil”. This expression has been shortened from “Speak of the devil and he will appear.” For example:

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The latest issue of Hot English (183 – the August issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: How to form questions with prepositions! Learn how to make questions with verbs + prepositions by placing the preposition at the end. Plus, 12 useful words for talking about camping, 10 useful words for talking about the city, 12 useful words for meeting and greeting someone, “street” idioms, “clothing” phrasal verbs... plus: • Entertainment – the use of animals! • Quiz – how moody are you? • TV – teen series. • US culture – freaks and geeks. • Grammar – confusing words. • Film scripts – The Wizard of Oz. • Relationships – how to hold a drink. • Festivals – Glastonbury. • Medicine – basic anatomy. • Food – avocado wrap. • Music – Bruce Springsteen. • Language – spelling. • Literature – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. • Sport – cheating in sports. • Slang – learn some useful slang terms! 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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