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Online Affair

Problems with online romances.

Online videogames are a fun way to pass the time. You can meet people, play in teams and join clubs. But sometimes it can become an obsession, and this can lead to all sorts of problems such as sleeplessness, aggression and withdrawal from society. But now there’s a new problem:virtualinfidelity.

Lauren Spokes was a victim of this. “I’d been married to my husband Greg for three years when I discovered that he’d been having an affair with another character on the online game Second Life*,” Lauren explained. “I found out about it one afternoon after I woke up from a little nap. To my horror, I saw my husband sitting in front of the computer watching his online character (who he calls Gordon Bond)cuddling another female character. I was so hurt. just couldn’t believe what he was doing. It’s cheating as far as I’m concerned.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (207) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month we’re looking at 10 movie quotes with the Present Perfect. Read over the quotes, then try our language exercises. Plus, 15 words for the bar or nightclub, 10 useful words for talking about the computer (part II), idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Language – unusual words. • Grammar – the future in the past. • Sport – the Tour de France. • Humour – annoying things. • Language – how to improve your English. • Wildlife – pandas. • Celebrities – Ashton Kutcher. • Nature – Bees. • Money – expensive gifts. • Literature – book series. • Business – disastrous demos. • Vocabulary – loan words. 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!