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CROSSWORD – GOTHIC NOVELS

CROSSWORD – GOTHIC NOVELS

Ecco un bel crossword con le parole che compaiono nell’articolo sui Gothic Novels.

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘il lupo perde il pelo ma non il vizio’ in inglese? the lion never loses its mane the leopard never changes its spots the wolf never changes its fur La risposta corretta è la 2. In inglese si fa riferimento al leopardo e al suo mantello maculato.

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READING COMPREHENSION – MoMA

READING COMPREHENSION – MoMA

Read and complete the sentences using the verbs in the box. have been mixed up / have taken / displayed / was developed / has become / will be changed / opened / cost / is reopening / is made up / visit 1) In October, MoMA _____ its doors after a major renovation. 2) […]

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VOCABULARY – THE GREAT ECONOMISTS

VOCABULARY – THE GREAT ECONOMISTS

Ripassiamo i termini dell’ambito economico con questo esercizio. Abbina le parole inglesi (a sinistra) con il loro significato (a destra).

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘essere una mosca bianca’ in inglese? to be a white fly to be a strange owl to be a rare bird La risposta corretta è la 3. In inglese quest’espressione idiomatica fa riferimento a un uccello, non una mosca.

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SONG – MEMORY

SONG – MEMORY

Cats is a 1981 award-winning musical and Memory is the most popular and well-known of its songs. It is sung by Grizabella, the “glamour cat” of the musical, and was recorded by over 150 artists, included Barbra Streisand. Look for it on YouTube and complete the missing words.    

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RECIPE – CHALLAH

RECIPE – CHALLAH

Ecco la ricetta del pane tradizionale ebraico fatto a forma di treccia che si mangia durante le feste, come per Yom Kippur.

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How do you say…

How do you say…

… ‘zampe di gallina’ in inglese? crow’s feet bird’s feet hen’s feet La risposta corretta è la 1. In inglese le zampe sono quelle del corvo e non della gallina.

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TRIVIA TIME!

TRIVIA TIME!

1) What does the roman numeral C represent? 2) In which decade was Madonna born? 3) How many dots are there on a dice? 4) Where was Christopher Columbus born? 5) What did the seven dwarves do for a job? 6) Which mountains are between Spain and France? 7) What type of elephant has got […]

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Idioms: To talk the hind legs off a donkey

Idioms: To talk the hind legs off a donkey

Quando una persona parla in continuazione, senza quasi fermarsi a respirare, si dice che ‘toglie le gambe posteriori a un asino’. Alcuni credono che ‘togliere le gambe’ significhi ‘far sedere’ l’asino, cosa molto difficile. Esempio: ‘I’m not surprised no work gets done in that office. The manager could talk the hind legs off a donkey.’ […]

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