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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (203) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: learn about some words with more than one meaning. Plus, 10 expressions, 10 useful words for talking about the bathroom, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Monarchy – some interesting gossip. • Grammar – passives with “have”. • Driving – number plates. • Functional language – persuasion. • Humour – award ceremonies that go wrong. • History – crazy rulers. • Actors – Colin Firth. • Romance – chat-up lines. • Culture – museums from around the world. • Psychology – noise. • Language – clichés. 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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Editorial
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Pre-Intermediate (CEF level: A2)
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Toiletries & Bathroom Accessories - part II
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Dealing with noisy neighbours
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Intermediate (CEF level: B1)
When award ceremonies go wrong
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Trying to sell a few book ideas to a publisher
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Upper Intermediate (CEF level: B2)
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This month we’re looking at some clichés – those popular expressions that have been used so much that they've lost their meaning or become unoriginal. For more information on clichés, turn to our Word of the Month article on page 46
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When you don’t get what you were expecting
Advanced (CEF level: C1)
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