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How do you say…

… ‘cartomante’ in inglese? future-teller destiny-teller fortune-teller La risposta corretta è la 3. Il sostantivo ‘fortune-teller’ indica ‘one that professes to foretell future events‘.  

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LISTENING COMPREHENSION – THE COMMONWEALTH

LISTENING COMPREHENSION – THE COMMONWEALTH

Dopo aver ascoltato l’articolo sul Commonwealth, prova a rispondere alle seguenti domande. 1) Today the most important link between Commonwealth nations is a trade. b the possibility to settle in the UK. c a shared set of global values. 2) Trade ceased to be the element that tied the Commonwealth together a beyond the 60s. […]

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IDIOMS: YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT

IDIOMS: YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT

The proverbial idiom ‘You can’t have your cake and eat it’ means that one should not expect or try to have more than seems reasonable. The earliest recorded use of the phrase is in a letter from Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, to Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell, dated 14 March 1538, in which he […]

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… ‘buttarsi a capofitto’ in inglese? to throw oneself headfull to throw oneself headlong to throw oneself headwide La risposta corretta è la 2. L’espressione ‘to throw oneself headlong’ significa ‘to have extreme dedication’.  

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LISTEN COMPREHENSION – FRANKENSTEIN

LISTEN COMPREHENSION – FRANKENSTEIN

Dopo aver ascoltato il nostro articolo sul classico di Mary Shelley, prova a rispondere a queste domande. 1) When was Mary Shelley born? 2) Who was her lover? 3) When did she write Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus? 4) Where was she staying, together with her lover and a group of friends, when she wrote […]

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… ‘sentire puzza di bruciato’ in inglese? to smell a rat to smell a cat to smell a poo La risposta corretta è la 1. L’espressione ‘to smell a rat’ significa ‘to have a suspicion of something wrong‘.  

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… ‘chiudere (un’attività)’ in inglese? to shut down to shut off to shut up La risposta corretta è la 1. Il verbo ‘to shut down’ significa ‘closing a business and ceasing to operate a business’.  

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ODD ONE OUT – NIRVANA

Dopo aver letto il nostro articolo sui Nirvana, fai questo esercizio che ti aiuterà ad ampliare il tuo vocabolario. Find the adjective that doesn’t belong to the group. 1) budding – wholesome – developing – blooming 2) random – erratic – unclear – scattered 3) ultimate – fundamental – heartening – supreme 4) loud – […]

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How do you say…

… ‘impazzire’ in inglese? to go peanuts to go pears to go bananas La risposta corretta è la 3. Un sinonimo di “to go bananas” è “to go nuts”.  

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… ‘che sfiga!’ in inglese? which misfortune! what a bummer! what a shame! La risposta corretta è la 2. “Bummer” è una parola informale che significa “a disappointing or unpleasant situation or experience”.  

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