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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (193) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 15 useful slang expressions. Plus, 10 useful words and expressions for talking about the body, 10 expressions for talking about seafood, 6 useful expressions for talking about the phone, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Technology – eReaders. • Work – ridiculous requests. • Language – how to speak English. • Culture – festivals. • Travel – Poland. • Legends – Robin Hood. • Hollywood – Russell Croew & Cate Blanchett. • Business – dishonest salespeople. • Crime – cheats. • Cuisine – fish pie. • History – pirates. • Music – Chopin. • Accents – the Polish English accent. • Business skills – how to negotiate. • Current events – modern-day pirates. • Language – situational irony. 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 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!

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Editor’s Letter
Hi, and welcome to another issue of Learn Hot English
Pre-Intermediate (CEF level: A2)
THIS IS ANOTHER PART IN OUR SERIES ON FAMOUS NAMES WITH MEANING
Jokes, anecdotes and stories as told by native English speakers
THIS IS ANOTHER PART IN OUR SECTION ON USEFUL VOCABULARY. THIS MONTH: THE BODY
THIS IS ANOTHER PART IN OUR SECTION ON USEFUL VERBS AND EXPRESSIONS. THIS MONTH: THE BODY
I’m going to cook the fish in the oven with
Special Requests
THIS MONTH, WE’RE LOOKING AT SOME QUESTION WORDS (“WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHO, WHY”, ETC.). THIS IS THE FIRST OF A TWO-PART SERIES. MORE NEXT MONTH
IN THIS SECTION, DR FINGERS IDENTIFIES AND CORRECTS TYPICAL ERRORS
Helping to save the planet
Intermediate (CEF level: B1)
What do you think wonky, dodgy and jiffy mean in
Sorry I’m late. I was having a ____________ of trouble
Work becoming more demanding with ridiculous demands
THIS MONTH, HOW TO... SPEAK ENGLISH. THIS IS THE SECOND OF A TWO-PART SERIES ON SPEAKING ENGLISH
PHOTOS OF THE MONTH FROM THE NEWS
Ancient festivals that are still going strong
POLAND IS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WITH A LONG HISTORY AND LOTS OF INTERESTING THINGS TO SEE. HERE’S OUR LIST OF THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT
EVERYONE’S HEARD OF ROBIN HOOD – THE MAN IN GREEN TIGHTS WHO STOLE FROM THE RICH TO GIVE TO THE POOR. THERE ARE FILMS ABOUT HIM, PLAYS ABOUT HIM AND SONGS ABOUT HIM, AND HE’S AN IMPORTANT PART OF POPULAR CULTURE. BUT WHO WAS HE?
RUSSELL CROWE IS A WORLD-FAMOUS ACTOR, SINGER AND SONG-WRITER. HE’S BEEN NOMINATED SEVERAL TIMES FOR AN OSCAR AS BEST ACTOR; AND HE WON ONE FOR HIS ROLE IN THE FILM GLADIATOR (2000). BUT THERE’S MUCH MORE TO THIS MULTI-TALENTED ACTOR
CATE BLANCHETT IS AN AUSTRALIAN ACTRESS AND THEATRE DIRECTOR. SHE’S FAMOUS FOR HER ROLES IN FILMS SUCH AS ELIZABETH, THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY, THE AVIATOR AND THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. SHE’S ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST TALENTED ACTRESSES. BY CHRISTINE BOHN
Upper Intermediate (CEF level: B2)
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BUYING ANY STOCKS OR SHARES? THEY CAN BE A GOOD WAY TO INVEST YOUR MONEY. BUT IF YOU EVER GET A CALL FROM A STOCKBROKER OFFERING YOU THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME, THINK CAREFULLY! THEY MIGHT BE WORKING FROM A BOILER ROOM
The increase of cheating around the world
Hot English does not recommend using any of these expressions
Camilla Parker-Bowles has been having a bit of bad luck
HERE’S ANOTHER SIMPLE DISH TO TRY AT HOME
A holiday nightmare to write home about
Advanced (CEF level: C1)
EVERYONE LOVES PIRATES. YOU ONLY NEED TO LOOK AT THE SUCCESS OF THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN FILMS TO KNOW THAT. IN FACT, JACK SPARROW AND HIS CREW ARE ACTUALLY THE GOODIES IN THE FILMS! BUT REAL-LIFE PIRATES WEREN’T SO AMUSING. SO, WHY DO WE LIKE THEM SO MUCH?
CHOPIN WAS A FAMOUS POLISH COMPOSER AND MUSICIAN. HE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREAT MASTERS OF ROMANTIC MUSIC. CHOPIN LED A SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE, MOSTLY AS AN EMIGRÉ IN PARIS. 2010 WAS THE BICENTENNIAL OF CHOPIN’S BIRTH (1810)
HERE WE’VE GOT SOME EXAMPLES OF HOW TO SAY THINGS IN DIFFERENT SITUATIONS
OUR MONTHLY LOOK AT ENGLISH ACCENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN BOTH ENGLISH-SPEAKING AND NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES. THIS MONTH: THE POLISH ENGLISH ACCENT
The place where I’m from is beautiful. It’s called Bielany
THIS MONTH, WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME “WAY” IDIOMS
Top tips for negotiating your way to success
Piracy is back in fashion. But why? By Sam Gordon
HERE ARE SOME TYPICAL PHRASAL VERBS THAT YOU CAN FIND IN NEWS ARTICLES. MORE NEXT MONTH. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE WORDS FROM BELOW
THIS MONTH’S EXPRESSION OF THE MONTH IS... “SITUATIONAL IRONY”