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How do you say…

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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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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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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How do you say…

… ‘vacci piano’ in inglese? slow down it do it easy easy does it La risposta corretta è la 3. L’espressione ‘easy does it’ significa ‘slow down’.  

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How do you say…

… ‘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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SONG – WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

SONG – WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

U2 are probably the most famous Irish musical export. One of their best-known songs is With or Without You, released in 1987. Look for it on YouTube and fill in the missing words.

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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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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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VOCABULARY – ANTI-VAXXERS

Ecco un esercizio di lessico su alcuni degli aggettivi usati nell’articolo dedicato agli Anti-vaxxers. Find the adjectives with an opposite meaning. Careful: there are three extra adjectives! gradual / vague / open / uneven / unauthentical / narrow / unconventional / beneficial / praised / safe / short-lived / bottom / negligible / heartening / […]

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