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TWO SPOOKY MYSTERIES

Objective To improve your reading and listening skills.

Think about it What famous mysteries have you heard about? What are some famous mysteries from your country? What do you like or dislike about mysteries? Which of these two stories is the spookiest? Why?

Exams This reading and listening activity will help prepare you for English exams such as PET and TOEFL.

Here are two spooky mysteries to keep you awake at night.

The footprints

During the winter of 1855, much of England was covered in snow. On the night of 8th February, strange footprints appeared around East and South Devon (an area in the south of England). The unusual prints were about 6cm deep, and there was a distance of about 20cm between them. Curiously, they continued on a more or less straight path for over 150km, passing over any obstacle: rooftops, walls, hills, frozen rivers... On top of that, during that same period, several witnesses in the area claimed that they’d seen a “diabolical figure”.

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The latest issue of Hot English (162) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 12 important proverbs and sayings that are common in conversation. Plus, 12 useful prepositions of place, negotiating words and expressions, 8 useful phrasal verbs for chatting about someone, 15 useful words and expressions to use when you visit someone’s house, 8 words and expressions for ending a phone call, 8 useful idioms... plus: • Fashion – the things we hate! • Travel – the benefits of student exchanges. • Food – snacks to make you feel better. • Grammar – the present perfect passive. • Business – how to arrange a meeting. • Social – catching up on the latest news. • Cinema – movies for kids you won’t hate. • Mystery – two spooky mysteries. • Language – how to remember difficult words. • Recipe – onion soup. • Legal – ridiculous lawsuits. • Psychology – how to get your revenge with a home. • Music – Taylor Swift. • Medicine – Google, or the doctor? • Family – embarrassing parents. 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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