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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…

How do you say…

… ‘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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IDIOMS: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

IDIOMS: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

“The elephant in the room” is an idiom for a problem or controversial issue that is too big to ignore, but that everyone tries to avoid talking about because it will cause discomfort or conflict. In 1814, the Russian poet and writer Ivan Krylov wrote a fable, which tells of a man who goes to […]

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IDIOMS: THE DAILY GRIND

IDIOMS: THE DAILY GRIND

This year, we are all especially looking forward to taking a break from what is known in English as ‘the daily grind’, that is, daily routine: one’s usual work and activity that is boring and routine, be that office or factory work, housework or schoolwork. The term first appeared in the Illustrated London News in the […]

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘portare a termine cose’ in inglese? to get things done to end things to finale things La risposta corretta è la 1. Il verbo ‘to get done’ significa ‘to deal with situations quickly and efficiently’.

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IDIOMS: THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE

IDIOMS: THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE

This is a phrase from the field of philosophy that has passed to mainstream English usage. British philosopher Gilbert Ryle first used it in his 1949 work The Concept of Mind. He referred to an idea that the philosopher René Descartes had called dualism, that the human mind or consciousness is not physical but that […]

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BRITS’ BEST FRIEND

BRITS’ BEST FRIEND

Hai già letto l’articolo sulle razze di cani inglesi? Qui di seguito trovi delle frasi divertenti relative al mondo dei cani. The following funny dog quotes have been split in two. Put them back together. 1) Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like 2) Loving a dog makes our relationships with people 3) Some […]

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IDIOMS: TO CUT THE MUSTARD

IDIOMS: TO CUT THE MUSTARD

Nell’articolo di questo mese intitolato Coin a Phrase viene menzionato questo idiom con il seguente esempio: If a woman ‘cuts the mustard’ at work, she is very good at her job. Infatti in inglese l’espressione ‘to cut the mustard’ (letteralemente ‘tagliare la senape’) significa ‘to succeed, to come up to expectations’.  

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘non capire la questione’ in inglese? to miss the issue to miss the question to miss the point La risposta corretta è la 3. ‘To miss the point’ means ‘to not understand something correctly or what is important about it’.  

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘a quanto pare’ in inglese? genuinely reportedly comingly La risposta corretta è la 2.

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