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VOCABULARY – MAKEUP

VOCABULARY – MAKEUP

Match pictures (1-11) and words (a-k). a) nail polish b) lipstick c) lip gloss d) blush e) foundation f) lip pencil g) eye liner h) eyeshadow i) mascara j) facial cleanser k) moisturiser

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VOCABULARY – THE APPLE APPEAL

Apple è l’azienda tecnologica che vanta la clientela più fedele al mondo. Leggi l’articolo sul numero di aprile e fai questo esercizio di lessico. Insert the vowels to complete the following adjectives used in the first part of the article. Then give the correct translation. 1) ncncvbl 2) pplng 3) mbts 4) fn 5) ntmdtng […]

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘abbandonato a se stesso’ in inglese? left to yourself abandoned by yourself left to your own devices La risposta corretta è la 3. In inglese ‘device’ significa ‘dispositivo’.

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RECIPE – CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

RECIPE – CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Some people think that chocolate chip cookies are America’s single greatest contribution to world cuisine. They were invented in the 1930s in Massachusetts by Ruth Wakefield: her brilliant idea was to add chocolate bits to butter cookies. The recipe was brought to the UK in the 1950s and… the rest is history.

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘fare il passo più lungo della gamba’ in inglese? to take a longer step than your leg to bite off more than you can chew to lift more than you can carry La risposta corretta è la 2. In inglese il verbo ‘to bite’ significa ‘mordere’, mentre ‘to chew’ vuol dire ‘masticare’.

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SPOT THE MISTAKE!

SPOT THE MISTAKE!

The following sentences contain an error. Identify it and rewrite the sentences. 1) What nice idea! 2) We should all do an effort. 3) I didn’t say nothing. 4) People here is very nice. 5) May I have a glass of water? I’ve very thirsty. 6) I want to talk to you and so Mary […]

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Idioms: To be up a creek without a paddle

Idioms: To be up a creek without a paddle

‘A creek’ è un fiumiciattolo. Se ci vai con la canoa e sei senza ‘paddle’ (pagaia) dovrai usare le mani per remare. Quindi usiamo questa espressione per indicare che ci troviamo in una situazione difficile e dovremo faticare molto per uscirne. Esiste un’altra versione più colorita ‘to be up shit creek without a paddle’, che […]

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VOCABULARY – THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

VOCABULARY – THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

Match the words to find the expressions used in the article. 1) crime              a) actor 2) distant           b) adaptation 3) American      c) leap 4) aspiring        d) emotion 5) shipping       e) eyelids 6) present         f) owner 7) sudden         g) tension 8) crazy            h) fiction 9) sexual           i) stories 10) closed         j) dream 11) boat             k) job […]

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘terra di nessuno’ in inglese? nobody’s land no one’s land no man’s land La risposta corretta è la 3.  

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VOCABULARY – I MADE $1M ON BITCOIN

Match each adjective (1-9) to an adjective that means the opposite: RESISTANT/ DEMOCRATIC/ GRADUAL/ MODEST/ TIME-CONSUMING/ MISTAKEN/ AFFORDABLE/ FOOLISH/ COSTLY 1) cheap 2) efficient 3) prone 4) sudden 5) expensive 6) sensible 7) overambitious 8) authoritarian 9) right

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