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TWO MEN WHO WOULDN’T FIGHT!

1 Pre-reading

What do you think it must be like to fight in a war? In what ways could it be so terrifying or bad? Why might someone refuse to fight in a war? Think of as many reasons as you can.

2 Reading I

You’re going to read an article about two famous conscientious objectors. Read the article once. In what way are they similar? In what ways are they different? Do you think their reasons for not fighting were justifiable?

3 Reading II

Read the article again. Then, answer the questions.

1. Who did Muhammad Ali consider his

“enemy”? Why?

2. What were the consequences of his refusal to join the armed forces?

3. What did he become a symbol of while he couldn’t compete?

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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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