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ROBOT FAME

Who are your favourite robots, or robot-like characters? Here are a few of ours.

A look at some of the most famous robots that have appeared in films.

R2-D2 & C-3PO

These are the two main robotic characters in George Lucas’ Star Wars films. While C-3PO is polite but cowardly, his shorter sidekick (R2-D2) is much braver. R2-D2 also enjoys making fun of C-3PO – despite only being able to communicate in electronic beeps. C-3PO’s name actually comes from the grid reference of George Lucas’ local post office.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (198) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 20 words for describing emotions in English, so you can characterise friends, relatives and colleagues. Plus, 8 useful words and expressions for talking about DIY (home repairs), 10 useful words for the kitchen, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Food – chocolate. The environment – carbon footprints. Story time – jokes in English. Holidays – postcards from abroad. Functional language – making requests. Grammar – relative clauses. Listening – accents. Language – how to learn phrasal verbs. British culture – nomadic people. Literature – Harry Potter. Celebrities – Emma Watson. Music – the music business. Robotics – famous robots. Food – meatballs. Cuisine – Jamie Oliver. Business – lawyers. World issues – the TED awards. • Accents – the Canadian accent. 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!