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THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (2008) IS THE REMAKE OF THE FAMOUS 1951 FILM OF THE SAME NAME. IT WAS BASED ON A SHORT STORY CALLED FAREWELL TO THE MSTER BY HARRY BATES. THE STORY DEALS WITH THE INHUMANITY OF MANKIND, AND THE UPDATED TO A HUMAN-VERSUS-NATURE CONCEPT. IT STARS KEANU REEVES AND JENNIFER CONNELLY

Warning from Beyond

The original movie tells the story of Klaatu, an alien messenger. Klaatu is sent to Earth to warn its inhabitants to change their ways or face the consequences. When his flying saucer lands in Washington, he is shot by a nervous soldier. Klaatu is taken to a military hospital, but escapes to learn more about Earth. He meets Helen and her son Billy who are sightseeing in Washington. At the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Klaatu reads the Gettysburg Address* and realises there is still hope for Earth after all. He eventually admits to Helen that he is an alien who has come to warn earthlings of the danger they pose to themselves. He informs her that they must work together to help save the planet, because trouble is ahead.

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The latest issue of Hot English (173 – the October issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 8 reallyuseful phrasal verbs, 6 expressions for talking about parties, 12 sightseeing words and expressions, 10 useful phrases for making small talk, 12 useful words for the restaurant, 8 “table” idioms, 8 phrasal verbs for talking about relationships... plus: • Psychology – dogs and kids. • Celebrities – names with meaning. • Travel – famous train stations. • Grammar – confusing words. • Phone – leaving a message. • Film scripts – the Godfather. • Holidays – Thanksgiving. • Spelling – “i” before “e”. • TV – Father Ted. • History – stand-still moments. • Cinema – types of film. • Music – misheard lyrics. • Language – a “newbie”. 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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