Tag Archives: Work It Out

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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IDIOMS: TO BE AS POOR AS CHURCH MICE

IDIOMS: TO BE AS POOR AS CHURCH MICE

Per indicare che qualcuno è ‘povero in canna’, in inglese lo si paragona a un church mouse, ovvero a un topo di chiesa. Da dove deriva questa strana espressione? Beh, dal fatto che nelle chiese non c’era traccia di cibo e quindi i topi morivano di fame. Infatti un’altra espressione simile è “to be as […]

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IDIOMS: THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER

IDIOMS: THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER

Shakespeare is said to have coined some of the English language’s best-known idioms. In Renaissance England, emotions were matched with colours and green was matched with envy, an association that goes back to the ancient Greeks. Then, green was aligned with sickness or disturbing emotions, including envy. Shakespeare, however, turned it into a kind of […]

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TRIVIA QUESTIONS

Sapevi che all’inizio il ketchup non conteneva pomodoro bensì pesce? Prova a indovinare la salsa composta dai seguenti ingredienti: 1) What sauce is made with oil, vinegar, salt? 2) What sauce is made with egg yolk, vinegar or lemon juice, oil, salt? 3) What sauce is made with mayonnaise, capers, pickles, lemon juice, tarragon? 4) […]

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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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VOCABULARY – L. RON HUBBARD

VOCABULARY – L. RON HUBBARD

Find in the article about L. Ron Hubbard the verbs that correspond to the following definitions: 1) ____ assert as a fact, although you cannot prove it 2) ____ stop attending school or college 3) ____ put aside from consideration, discard 4) ____ ask for something as a favour, a charity or a gift, implore […]

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VOCABULARY – MOUNTAIN MAN

Nell’articolo Mountain Man parliamo di natura con James Forrest, che ci ha raccontato le sue avventure scalando le vette più alte dell’Inghilterra e del Galles. Ecco un esercizio di lessico sulla terminologia relativa alla montagna. 1) bufera di neve     B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / S _ _ _ S _ _ […]

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GRAMMAR – STRAND

Hai letto l’articolo sulla libreria Strand di New York? We found in the article: Will it make it to its one hundredth anniversary in 2027? Probably. The full short answer to the question would be: Yes, it probably will. Match the following questions with the short answers in the box. (✅= yes; ❌ = no) […]

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SONG – WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

SONG – WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

The Strand, the article says, will probably celebrate its hundredth anniversary in 2027, with “a little help from its friends”. This famous line is borrowed from the Beatles song by the same title, included in their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Look for it on YouTube and complete the missing words.

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BRITS’ BEST FRIEND

BRITS’ BEST FRIEND

Hai già letto l’articolo sulle razze di cani inglesi? Qui di seguito trovi delle frasi divertenti relative al mondo dei cani. The following funny dog quotes have been split in two. Put them back together. 1) Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like 2) Loving a dog makes our relationships with people 3) Some […]

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