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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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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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… ‘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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… ‘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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… ‘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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… ‘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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… ‘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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… ‘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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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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