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THE CHAP OLYMPICS

The Chap Olympiad is an annual, summer competition that's designed to demonstrate England’s complete sporting incompetence (as the organisers say on their website). But what does it involve?

A competition for the English gentleman.

The Chap Olympiad has been voted as one of the top events of the summer in a poll by the Sunday Times. Some of the events include jumping into a sandpit while holding a gin and tonic, attempting to buy a trouser press from a shopkeeper who doesn’t speak English, throwing a cucumber sandwich and trying to get it to land on a plate, a race in which the chaps wear a horse's head mask and carry a lady on their backs and “Bounders” - an event in which contestants confront a line of ladies and behave like total cads for two minutes. The winner is the chap who receives the loudest slap.

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The latest issue of Hot English (166 – the March issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn about the difference between the verbs “make” and “do”. Plus, 10 useful words for describing clothes accessories, 15 home-repairs useful expressions, 8 useful expressions phrasal verbs for talking about sleeping or waking, 8 idioms for talking about the home, 8 useful travel words... plus: • Sport – the Rickshaw Run. • Music – traditional English songs. • Games – wordsearch and crossword. • Fun – useful trivia. • Crime – corny criminals. • Grammar – communication verbs. • Football – the European Championships. • Weddings – wedding films and unusual weddings. • Anniversaries – what happened in March. • Britain – tea rooms. • Justice – famous prison escapes. • Conversation – bar chats. • Language – learn how to speak “Janglish”. • Humour – the Chap Olympics. 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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