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World Changers

Some people wait for the world to change. Others just start changing it. Below is a list of people who have changed the world in different yetpositive ways. You probably know some of them, but have you heard of all of them? Can you match the person to their accomplishment?

a. Discovered the chemical elements polonium and radium. Doctors now use radium to treat cancer. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris.

b. Greek poet who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey. Has a shrine built in his honor in Alexandria. He is described as a “divinely inspired reservoir of all literature”.

c. Invented the remote control in 1950. He was the president and founder of the technology company Zenith.

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The latest issue of Hot English (172 – the September issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 12 phrases to improve your speaking skills, 12 prepositions of movement, 8 “crime” idioms, 7 phrasal verbs for talking about pets, 10 words for talking about the environment, 20 words and expressions for talking about baseball... plus: • Grammar – modal verbs • World culture – coffee or tea? • Humour – toilet stories • Communication – how to talk in sound bites • Technology – robotics • Travel – travel apps • Food – onion rings • Work – annoying office habits • US culture – Saturday Night Live • Conversation – how to take turns in English • Cooperation – how to brainstorm • Horror – spooky clown story • News – photos in the news • Music – Michael Jackson. 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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