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BORIS JOHNSON – CLASS CLOWN!

1 Pre-reading

What terrible or unethical things could politicians do? Use the following words to think of six ideas. For example: Politicians often lie when they’re in a tight spot.

insults, corruption, theft, lies, violence, incompetence, sexism, racism, bullying, dishonesty, plagiarism, abuse...

2 Reading I

Read or listen to the article once. Were any of your ideas from the Pre-reading activity mentioned?

3 Reading II

Read the article again. Then, answer the questions.

1. Why did Boris get fired from his job at The Times?

2. Why was the comparison he made regarding the EU so tactless?

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Good news! The latest issue of Hot English (184 – the September issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: How social media can help you learn English! Find out how to use social media to improve your reading, listening and writing skills. Plus, 12 useful words for talking about clothes and accessories, 10 useful words for talking about careers, work and jobs, 12 useful words to use when you go to a concert, 10 horror words, “fashion” idioms, “style” phrasal verbs... plus: • Fashion – how to be stylish. • Literature – banned books. • Geography – number-one countries. • Business – giving a presentation. • Relationships – dealing with bullies. • Work – the interview presentation. • Home – creating space. • Language – language mistakes. • Celebrities – Disney stars. • Books – Agatha Christie. • Food – stuffed peppers. • TV – 13 Reasons Why • Horror – creepy places. • True crime – In Cold Blood. • Music – pop music. • Politics – Boris Johnson. 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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