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Blast from the Past 1989

What were you doing in 1989? Where were you? How old were you? What do you remember? Join us on a little trip down memory lane to 1989.

January

● George H. W. Bush succeeds Ronald Reagan as the 41st President of the United States of America.

● The Dalai Lama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

● Surrealist painter Salvador Dali dies at the age of 84.

February

● The Soviet war in Afghanistan ends after 9 years of military occupation by the Soviet Union.

● Joan Kirner becomes the first female Deputy Premier in the state of Victoria (Australia).

● Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first African-American to lead a major United States political party committee.

March

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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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