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… ‘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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… ‘fifone/a’ in inglese? scare-dog scaredy-cat scare cat La risposta corretta è la 2. L’espressione ‘scaredy-cat’ si riferisce a ‘an unduly fearful person‘.  

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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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… ‘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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… ‘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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… ‘accompagnare cibo con una bibita’ in inglese? to wash down to wash up to wash off La risposta corretta è la 1. Il verbo “to wash down” significa “accompany or follow food with a drink”.  

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… ‘richiesta di attenzione’ in inglese? application for attention cry for attention ask for attention La risposta corretta è la 2.    

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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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