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8 IRONIC STORIES!

TRACK 17: ENGLISHMAN & US WOMAN

Objective To improve your listening skills.

Think about it Has anything strange or unusual happened to you lately? What was it? Why was it strange or unusual? How did you resolve it? Have you heard any stories in the news about strange or unusual things happening to people? What happened to them? How was the situation resolved (if it was ever resolved)?

Exams This reading and listening activity will help prepare you for English exams such as FCE, IELTS and TOEFL

Answers on page 44

1 Pre-reading

What ironic things could happen to the following people or things? For example: an expert rock climber could fall off a ladder…

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The latest issue of Hot English (174 – the November issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 11 books to really improve your English, 24 words for describing places of interest, 24 spooky words, 12 horror words, 10 useful idioms for talking about creepy topics, 8 “mystery” phrasal verbs... plus: • Gaming – the Pokémon GO! craze • Health – ridiculous fitness trends • Mystery – the Beast of Bodmin • Grammar – the future perfect • Language – how to recognise sarcasm • Marketing – unusual services • Science – the Ig Nobels • Relationships – dating disasters • Travel – at an ice hockey game • Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens • Food – how to make a one-pot pasta • Conversation – how to make small talk • Cinema – our top 5 spooky films • Music – boy bands • Life – how to be happy • Medicine – medical advances • Humour – the Ancient Romans 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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