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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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IDIOMS: TO SEE PINK SPIDERS

IDIOMS: TO SEE PINK SPIDERS

I fumi dell’alcol o l’astinenza possono causare brutti effetti sul corpo e sulla mente, per esempio possiamo “vedere ragni rosa”, come dicono in inglese. Si può usare la stessa frase con gli elefanti al posto dei ragni, il significato è lo stesso.  

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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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LISTENING COMPREHENSION – THE COMMONWEALTH

LISTENING COMPREHENSION – THE COMMONWEALTH

Dopo aver ascoltato l’articolo sul Commonwealth, prova a rispondere alle seguenti domande. 1) Today the most important link between Commonwealth nations is a trade. b the possibility to settle in the UK. c a shared set of global values. 2) Trade ceased to be the element that tied the Commonwealth together a beyond the 60s. […]

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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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ODD ONE OUT – NIRVANA

Dopo aver letto il nostro articolo sui Nirvana, fai questo esercizio che ti aiuterà ad ampliare il tuo vocabolario. Find the adjective that doesn’t belong to the group. 1) budding – wholesome – developing – blooming 2) random – erratic – unclear – scattered 3) ultimate – fundamental – heartening – supreme 4) loud – […]

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