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Romeo and Juliet (from William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet)

Romeo and Juliet are two of the most famous lovers of all time. Their story was immortalised by William Shakespeare in his play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in 14th century Verona (Italy). It is the tale of two young people who are torn apart by a family feud that ends in their untimely deaths. Romeo and Juliet instantly and helplessly fall in love, but their families (the Montagues and the Capulets) are life-long enemies. They have a secret love affair and get married. But things get complicated, so Juliet comes up with an ingenious plan to escape from her family with her lover. As part of the plan, Juliet takes a drug that makes her appear to be dead. Her family thinks that she is dead, so they take her to the family crypt.Tragically, Romeo hears that Juliet is dead and takes some poison, knowing that he can’t continue living without his one true love. And just when you thought that things couldn’t get any worse, Juliet wakes up to find that Romeo is dead. In a state of despair, she stabs herself.

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The latest issue of Hot English (176 – the January issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 12 features of conversational English to improve your listening skills, 12 romantic words and expressions, 10 music genres, 12 expressions for describing someone, 6 useful phone expressions, 20 useful clothes words and expressions... plus: • Quiz – How romantic are you? • Film – movie extracts • General knowledge – trivia • Crime – corny criminals • Music – misheard lyrics • Psychology – how to be happy • Travel – cool hotels • Literature – Shakespeare quotes • History – the 1950s • Culture – the American dream • Heath – Nuts! 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!