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SIMPLY THE BEST

If anyone understands the meaning of survival, it’s Tina Turner. She’s had a tough life. But she’s also become the ultimate underdog and the public supports her every step of the way.

The ultimate survivor. (US English)

TINA TURNER QUOTES

“I never felt sorry for myself. Once you start self-pity, you’re dead – you’re in a box. I didn’t allow myself to go in that box. That’s the message. Don’t accept it. Keep going.”

“A good show is a good show… anywhere in the world.”

Tina to Ike on divorcing him: “You can take everything I’ve made in the last 16 years. I’ll take my future.”

“I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I’m not old yet!”

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything gopurge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

Tina grew up in a troubled home. Her parents fought all the time, and eventually her mother moved out when young Tina was only 10. Years later, Tina moved to St. Louis with her sister, and that move changed her life forever. One night, the sisters went to the best club in St Louis and heard The Kings of Rhythm play. Tina had never heard such lively and fun music. And that’s when she discovered her destiny.

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Good news! The latest issue of Hot English (182 – the July issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 15 really useful verbs + prepositions! Learn how to use these really useful expressions. Plus, 12 useful words for talking about exercising, 10 useful words for talking about the countryside, 12 useful words for talking about mobile phones, 8 useful words and expressions for sayin goodbye, “square” idioms, “spending and saving” phrasal verbs... plus: Language – the use of capital letters. Quiz – are you obsessive? Vocabulary – “seeing” verbs. Phone English – ordering food to go. Medical – travel nurses. Film – a clip from Gone with the Wind. US culture – an American summer. Literature – female author name changes. Food – chicken and rice dish. Music – Tina Turner – simply the best. Festivals – the Music Fortress! Mystery – four famous conspiracy theories. Social – how to make small talk! Business – top tips on giving a presentation! Marketing – four famous PR disasters! Science – Nikola Tesla. Slang – learn some useful slang terms! 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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