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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE FAMOUS LANDMARKS?

Objective To improve your reading and listening skills.

Think about it Have you visited any of these landmarks? What did you think of them? Which ones would you like to visit? What famous landmarks are there in your country? What were they built for? What purpose do they serve?

Exams This reading and listening activity will help prepare you for English exams such as FCE, IELTS and TOEFL.

Who built the pyramids? When did Big Ben start ticking? And what was Stonehenge used for? Here are some interesting facts about famous landmarks.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of American freedom, but did you know it was made in France? At a height of 46.5 metres*, the statue (which was installed in 1886) was a gift to the United States from the French government.

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The latest issue of Hot English (162) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 12 important proverbs and sayings that are common in conversation. Plus, 12 useful prepositions of place, negotiating words and expressions, 8 useful phrasal verbs for chatting about someone, 15 useful words and expressions to use when you visit someone’s house, 8 words and expressions for ending a phone call, 8 useful idioms... plus: • Fashion – the things we hate! • Travel – the benefits of student exchanges. • Food – snacks to make you feel better. • Grammar – the present perfect passive. • Business – how to arrange a meeting. • Social – catching up on the latest news. • Cinema – movies for kids you won’t hate. • Mystery – two spooky mysteries. • Language – how to remember difficult words. • Recipe – onion soup. • Legal – ridiculous lawsuits. • Psychology – how to get your revenge with a home. • Music – Taylor Swift. • Medicine – Google, or the doctor? • Family – embarrassing parents. 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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