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Play Time

Things we love to play with.

1 Pre-reading

Look at the list of toys / games. Which ones have you played with? Discuss your ideas with a partner.

Cluedo, Slinky, LEGO, Play-Doh, Yahtzee, Frisbee, Hula Hoop, Barbie, Mouse Trap, G.l. Joe, Operation, Twister, Battleship, Hot Wheels, Rubik's Cube, Uno, Dungeons and Dragons, Playmobil, Star Wars Action Figures, Cabbage Patch Kids, Trivial Pursuit, My Little Pony, Transformers, Pictionary, Tamagotchi

Other?

2 Reading I

Read the article once. Which toys games are mentioned that you like / liked?

3 Reading II

Read the article again and say what the numbers / dates, etc. refer to.

1. 4000BC

2. 6th century

3. 1903

4. 22 million

5. 100 million

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (203) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: learn about some words with more than one meaning. Plus, 10 expressions, 10 useful words for talking about the bathroom, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Monarchy – some interesting gossip. • Grammar – passives with “have”. • Driving – number plates. • Functional language – persuasion. • Humour – award ceremonies that go wrong. • History – crazy rulers. • Actors – Colin Firth. • Romance – chat-up lines. • Culture – museums from around the world. • Psychology – noise. • Language – clichés. 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!