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New Text Teaches English of the Occult

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An upcoming English phrase book, the Official Mu Practical English Conversation for Super Everyday Situations, is looking to shake things up thanks to monthly magazine Mu. Mu already peddles tales of the occult and conspiracy theories, and its English-learning book doesn't stray far from the magazine's themes.

Among the phrases students will learn are:

“I need to get another room, because I’m seeing a ghost in here.”

“I really want you to have this cursed doll, which has been passed down in my family for generations.”

“Isn’t the president of your company a Reptilian?”

Skimming through the index reveals that among the other topics covered are alien autopsy films, ancient nuclear war, chemtrails, the Chupacabra, contracts with devils, crystal skulls, and exorcisms, so by the time they’re finished with the book, students should have a well-rounded crazy-talk vocabulary.

The Official Mu Practical English Conversation for Super Everyday Situations goes on sale August 23, 2017 and is available for pre-order from Amazon Japan here, priced at ¥1,296 (US$12), making it an affordable way to spice up your English lessons, though probably not likely to improve your students’ scores on any standardized tests.

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