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Ahoy There, Matey

HERE ARE THREE ISLAND-THEMED TELEVISION SHOWS TO WATCH!

Gilligan’s Island

This comedy is about seven castaways deserted on a tropical island. It was directed by Sherwood Schwartz and aired from 1962-1967. The first episode set the tone of the show. On what was supposed to be a three-hour tour from Hawaii, the SS Minnow is wrecked on an island after a typhoon, and leaves seven passengers onshore. These people include the ship’s captain, the Skipper (Alan Hale Jr.), his first-mate, Gilligan (Bob Denver), a millionaire couple named the Howells (Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer), movie star Ginger Grant (Tina Louise), a farm girl Mary Ann Summers (Dawn Wells) and a science professor known simply as The Professor (Russell Johnson). They survive on a diet of fish and coconut milk and have a transistor radio. The castaways are somehow frequently visited by special guests such as a movie producer, a mad scientist, a rock band and foreign spies. The plots and schemes to escape the island kept the comedy fresh and made it a classic.

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The latest issue of Hot English (180 – the May issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: How to speak on the phone! Learn how to use your tone of voice to speak more effectively, and also how to work out what other people are saying or feeling. This will help you at work and with your personal life, as well as improving your ability to speak and listen over the phone in English. Plus, 12 useful “travel” words, 10 useful past tense verbs, 8 words and expressions for describing the weather, 10 words for talking about fast food, useful expressions for describing power, “knife” idioms, “work” phrasal verbs... plus: Grammar – confusing travel words. Language – “like” versus “as”. Film – a clip from the Simpsons movie. Competition! – win a free book! Travel – islands to visit. Psychology – colour and personality. Phone – how to rent a car over the phone. Drinks – learn how to make a “Nojito”. Mystery – 6 unsolved mysteries. History – the story of Gibraltar. TV – the TV series Lost! Business – how to save a failing pub! Slang – learn some useful slang terms! Work – bullying at work. Useful phrases – expressions with numbers! 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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