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THE WAY BACK

ACTORS BRAVE THE ELEMENTS IN THE NAME OF DRAMA.

The film is based on the true story of Slavomir Rawicz, who was arrested, tortured and then shipped off to a Siberian prison camp. His book (The Long Walk) tells the story of his escape and how he travelled across the desert to reach India with a group of fellow prisoners. The film version is called The Way Back. It’s directed by Peter Weir and stars Colin Farrell (as Valka, a Russian prisoner), Ed Harris (as Mr Smith, an American prisoner) and Jim Sturgess (as Janusz, a Polish prisoner).

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The latest issue of Hot English (201) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 14 jokes to improve your listening skills and teach you lots of useful words. Plus, 8 useful words and expressions for talking about the bathroom, 10 useful words for driving in the road, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Functional language – making conversation • Grammar – must / should • Work – poor excuses. • Business – supermarkets. • Architecture – famous castles. • Culture – how British are you? • Cinema – True Grit. • History – Native Americans. • Psychology – mind control. • Sport – sponsorship. • Cuisine – easy curry. • Cars – the Mini. 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 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!

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