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SONG – DON’T GIVE UP

SONG – DON’T GIVE UP

Nel titolo di questa canzone c’è un phrasal verb con il verbo to give. Completa il testo con le parole mancanti. A perfect example of the phrasal verb give up: Peter Gabriel, year 1986. Look for it on YouTube and complete the missing words.

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READING COMPREHENSION – THE OED

SOME ENGLISH LANGUAGE FACTS – The word SWIMS (with all capitalized letters) will be SWIMS even if turned upside down. It’s called an “ambigram”. – A “pangram” sentence is one that contains every letter of the English alphabet. Here’s an example: THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG. This sentence is commonly used […]

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READING COMPREHENSION – ANTARCTICA

READING COMPREHENSION – ANTARCTICA

Sul numero di gennaio trovi un interessante articolo sull’Antartide, il continente ghiacciato scoperto nel XIX secolo. Leggilo e scopri se queste affermazioni sono vere o false. SOME FACTS ABOUT ANTARCTICA • If you stand at the South Pole, every way you go is North. • The South Pole is colder than the North Pole. • […]

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VOCABULARY – SIMONE BILES

VOCABULARY – SIMONE BILES

La protagonista di questo mese è Simone Biles, la giovane ginnasta che ha già vinto più medaglie d’oro. Dopo aver letto l’articolo, prova a fare questo esercizio. Find an adjective that means the opposite of: tiny, easy, fragile, cowardly, weak, past, distracted, unstable, cheerful, innocent, insignificant, elderly 1) extraordinary 2) immense 3) guilty 4) young […]

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GRAMMAR – PHRASAL VERBS

GRAMMAR – PHRASAL VERBS

Ecco un esercizio sui phrasal verbs formati dal verbo to give + preposizione. Fill in the gaps using the words in the box. in / out / up / away / back / out / up / away 1) The sparkling wine gave ____ long before the end of the dinner. 2) I gave ____ […]

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VOCABULARY – I’M A WORLD-CLASS WHISTLER

VOCABULARY – I’M A WORLD-CLASS WHISTLER

Dopo aver letto l’articolo tratto da The Guardian di questo mese, fai questo esercizio di lessico. What do these words mean? 1) out of tune aloud / not in the correct musical key / unexpected 2) cheesy of low quality / inaccessible / greedy 3) overwhelming obese / very intense / worldly 4) trophy shrine […]

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THE BEST OF THE BLOG – LOVED/BELOVED AND HYPHEN

LOVED OR BELOVED Dear Speak up, I have a question for you: can you explain the difference between ‘loved’ and ‘beloved’? Why do we say ‘my loved ones’ and ‘my beloved friends’? Thanks a lot, Marina Dear Marina, ‘Loved ones’ is modern English and ‘beloved’ (pronounced “bilovid”) is a more archaic form, it’s definitely not […]

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RECIPE – PAVLOVA

RECIPE – PAVLOVA

Ecco la ricetta di un dolce tipico neozelandese e australiano, la pavlova, qui nella versione con kiwi. This dessert was created in honour of Anna Pavlova, a famous Russian dancer who toured New Zealand and Australia around the 1920s. It’s typical of both countries’ cuisine and it’s usually served during the holiday meals.

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GRAMMAR – LITTLE WOMEN

GRAMMAR – LITTLE WOMEN

Nel Classic Books dedicato a ‘Little Women’ di Louisa May Alcott appare questa frase: “We will be brother and sister…, won’t we, Laurie?”. Ripassiamo le tag questions, usate per chiedere conferma. Completa le frasi con le tag questions corrette. 1) We can stay, ____ ? 2) They haven’t got a computer, ____ ? 3) You […]

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