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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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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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SONG – CANDLE IN THE WIND

This song was originally written in 1973 by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, in honour of Marilyn Monroe, as a tribute dedicated to a fragile and vulnerable woman. In 1997, a few days after Lady Diana’s death, Elton John performed a new version of the song at her funeral in Westminster Abbey. It became the […]

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SONG – CANDLE IN THE WIND

SONG – CANDLE IN THE WIND

This song was originally written in 1973 by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, in honour of Marilyn Monroe, as a tribute dedicated to a fragile and vulnerable woman. In 1997, a few days after Lady Diana’s death, Elton John performed a new version of the song at her funeral in Westminster Abbey. It became the […]

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE…

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE…

BETWEEN RECIPE AND PRESCRIPTION? In inglese c’è una netta distinzione tra una ‘ricetta’ (recipe) intesa come una serie di istruzioni per preparare un cocktail, un piatto o perfino un medicinale, e la ‘ricetta’ (prescription) che il medico consegna ai suoi pazienti con le indicazioni del trattamento da seguire.

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VOCABULARY – A SHORT HISTORY OF POPCORN

Qui di seguito trovi una serie di verbi riferiti ad azioni che si svolgono in cucina. Riesci ad accoppiarli al loro significato? dice / roast / julienne / whip / peel / simmer / pare / grease / mince / sauté / blanch / whisk / dot / sprinkle / salt / butter / baste […]

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GRAMMAR – PREFIXES

Ti presentiamo una serie di aggettivi ai quali va aggiunto il prefisso tra i seguenti: ir-, il-, in-, im-, un-, de-, dis-. 1) legitimate 2) reliable 3) regular 4) loyal 5) sufficient 6) necessary 7) legal 8) agree 9) partial 10) complete 11) rational 12) regulate 13) logical 14) common 15) motivate 16) perfect 17) […]

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VOCABULARY – BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS

Nell’articolo sui primi ministri britannici appaiono i seguenti aggettivi. Trova per ognuno un sinonimo e un antonimo tra quelli indicati in basso: 1) powerful 2) acceptable 3) talented 4) guilty 5) uncertain 6) countless 7) vital 8) modern 9) mad   liable / accomplished / unsure / tolerable / inadequate / few / unimportant / […]

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘guarda un po” in inglese? lo and betold up and behold lo and behold La risposta corretta è la 3. Trovi questa espressione nell’articolo di aprile dedicato a Fionn mac Cumhaill.

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RECIPE – EASTER HOT CROSS BUNS

RECIPE – EASTER HOT CROSS BUNS

Sono dei panini dolci con uvetta tipici del periodo pasquale. La caratteristica principale è la croce sulla superficie del panino. Ecco come farli.

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