SONG – BICYCLE RACE

SONG – BICYCLE RACE

Prova a riempire con le parole mancanti questa famosissima canzone dei Queen del 1978 scritta da Freddy Mercury.

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IDIOMS: TO BEAT AROUND THE BUSH

IDIOMS: TO BEAT AROUND THE BUSH

In the age of supposed transparency, there has never been more ‘beating around the bush.’ The idiom refers to prevarication, lack of decision or delay. Think of the UK Prime Minister’s response to the pandemic, for example. The origin of the idiom is in hunting. In mediaeval times, wild animals or birds were an important […]

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘ci sono cascato’ in inglese? I was completely taken in I fell right into it I was taken right down La risposta corretta è la 1.  ‘Cascarci’ in inglese può essere tradotto con ‘to be taken in’ o ‘to fall for’.

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Idioms: Packed in like sardines

Idioms: Packed in like sardines

In una scatola le sardine stanno tutte appiccicate in uno spazio molto piccolo. Quindi si dice ‘packed in like sardines’ quando ci troviamo in uno spazio ridotto con troppa gente. A marzo, in piena emergenza coronavirus, dopo un concerto di Lewis Capaldi gli spettatori si sono lamentati perché lo spazio era piccolo e il pubblico […]

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘per chi mi hai preso?’ in inglese? Who do you take me for? Who have you taken me for? Who did you take me for? La risposta corretta è la 1. 

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Idioms: Who rattled your cage?

Idioms: Who rattled your cage?

Immagina un animale feroce che dorme in una gabbia allo zoo. Se all’improvviso ti metti a scuotere le sbarre con forza è molto probabile che l’animale reagisca con paura e ferocia. Allo stesso modo, quando qualcuno con cui stai parlando all’improvviso se ne viene fuori con una forte espressione di rabbia o irritazione, puoi chiedere: […]

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READING COMPREHENSION – DEEPAK CHOPRA

Ascolta l’articolo sul guru della meditazione, Deepak Chopra, e poi prova a fare questo esercizio sulle preposizioni. Read and complete the sentences using one of the followinf prepositions: to / with / through / on / in / by / on / with / in / around /from /to / on 1) Deepak Chopra is […]

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘non me la racconta giusta’ in inglese? He’s not telling me right He’s telling it wrong He’s not telling the whole story La risposta corretta è la 3. 

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THE SPELLING ALPHABET

THE SPELLING ALPHABET

The spelling alphabet is a set of 26 words used to stand for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. It is particularly useful for people with different language backgrounds or to spell out words in oral communication in general (for example to spell a complicated name or an address in order to avoid […]

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Idioms: As cool as a cucumber

Idioms: As cool as a cucumber

One of the hardest things to do in recent months was to be ‘as cool as a cucumber’. The idiom draws on the qualities of a fresh salad vegetable and the wider meaning of the word ‘cool’. It is the opposite of panic as it is a refreshed, controlled, calm state that has a positive […]

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