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SPIN

Expression of the month: This month we’re looking at the word “spin”.

Politicians often use “spin” to make something sound good. They can do this by giving a biased version of events, selectively presenting facts or simply lying. When they use “spin”, they try to describe the event in positive terms.It's all about attempting to influence the media (newspapers, radio stations, etc.) to make them look good.

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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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