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GHOST TOWNS!

1 Pre-reading

Why do you think some towns or cities are abandoned? Think of as many reasons as possible. For example: there’s a war…

2 Reading I

Read or listen to the article once. Were any of your ideas from the Pre-reading activity mentioned? Which ghost town is the most unusual? Why?

3 Reading II

Read the article again. Then, write the name of a place next to each statement. Which place…

1. …was established in 1887? 2. …was founded in the 8th century?

3. …grew after gold was discovered there?

4. …is known as Little Paris?

5. …won’t be habitable for the next 20,000 years?

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The latest issue of Hot English (179 – the April issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: How to improve your listening skills! Learn how to listen more effectively. This will help you at work and with your personal relations, as well as improving your ability to listen in English. Plus, 12 useful words to describe lunchtime food, 10 useful past tense verbs, 8 words to use at the amusement park, 10 important words for describing the “economy”, “embarrassing” idioms... plus: • Quiz – what’s your workplace personality? • Food – lunchtime! • Mystery – ghost towns • Health – the benefits of yoga • Language – how to paraphrase • Politics – things that got banned • Workplace humour – naughty employees • Medicine – are you eating too much salt? • Cinema – Young Frankenstein • Cuisine – Eggs Benedict • Humour – April Fool’s Day jokes • Crime – stupid criminals • Music – ABBA and Elvis Presley • Nature – cute animals that bite • History – conscientious objectors • Terror – The Golden Hand 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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