Even if / Even though – English Grammar Exercise

In today’s post blog post we’re going to go over two phrases that can be a bit tricky for English language learners. Are you ready to learn and improve with us?

Do you know the difference between ‘even if‘ and ‘even though‘ in English? It’s a pretty tough part of the English language, but fortunately for you the native-speaker language teachers here at our language school in Milan are ready to help out! Have a look at the rules below and then try our latest Scrambled Eggs grammar quiz – you’ll be an expert in no time!

Even if vs. Even though

So, if it were raining you could say “Even though it’s raining right now, I’m going to the park to play football with my mates“, but if it were a sunny morning you would say “Even if it rains this afternoon I’m going to the park to play football with the guys“.

Have you got it? Try writing a couple of examples if you’re still not sure. Then, when you’re feeling confident, click on the link below for the quiz to test yourself.

Even if vs. Even though quiz

When you’ve read the explanation at the top of the page, choose the correct answers in the following quiz on even if/even though.

If it still seems a bit tricky, have you considered coming to our Milan language school for a lesson? Our qualified and experience native-speaker instructors are ready to jump into action to help you with whatever problems you may be having with English. If you haven’t studied with us before, you can book a free introductory Level Test here: http://scrambledeggsinglese.it/prenota-test-di-valutazione/

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Easter Egg Hunts

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It’s Easter time! For most Italians, that probably means eating a huge amount of food on Sunday, followed by a ‘Pasquetta’ party on Monday, perhaps involving a grill. However, one of the biggest Easter traditions for Americans and Brits is the Easter Egg Hunt! What is it, and why is it so popular, you might ask? Your Scrambled Eggs team is here to provide the answers!

What is an Easter Egg Hunt?

Traditionally, an Easter Egg Hunt is for younger children. Adults are usually responsible for organising the event, and they hide chocolate eggs or painted eggs outside, often in a garden or park. Later in the day, the children are encouraged to search for these gifts that they believe have been left by the Easter Bunny. Sometimes there can be a winner of a competition, such as the child who finds the highest number of eggs, or on other occasions the eggs are shared around all the children. Each Easter Egg Hunt comes with its own rules and traditions.

Why Is It So Popular?

Firstly, these events are great fun for the children as they must search in the flowers, bushes and hidden parts of the garden to find all of the eggs! Most importantly however, it’s a wonderful opportunity to encourage children to run around outside on a holiday that is based around eating a lot (and in particular a lot of sugar!). Parents usually love the Hunt as their children are outside and active, and they can participate with their friends and work together to find the eggs. Finally, and perhaps best of all, the more eggs that you find the more chocolate you can eat!

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Did you know that Easter Egg Hunts originally started around the 1700s? Easter is always in Spring, and as the bunny is a symbol of the season people thought that they brought good luck, and should be celebrated. The first Easter Egg hunts didn’t involve chocolate eggs, these were introduced later as traditions evolved.

That’s all from Scrambled Eggs! Did you learn something new? Write in the comments if you enjoyed Easter Egg Hunts when you were a child, and take our quiz to check your understanding of this article!

Easter Egg Hunts: Reading Comprehension Quiz

After reading this text, click here to take the test and check your comprehension!

5 Ways To Describe Yourself In An Interview

Have an interview soon? As per usual, Scrambled Eggs is here to help! 

Here are five ways to describe yourself to potential employers during an interview:

Business interview English vocabulary

Do you think you’re a creative person? Maybe only a little? This next adjective might be better suited for you:

Business interview English vocabulary

If you’re even a little self-motivated, it’s a great way to describe yourself to impress potential bosses. They’ll definitely love the next description too!

Business interview English vocabulary

You can be sure that Scrambled Eggs’ teachers are always reliable! That’s because we’re always here to help you with any language problems. For example, do you know the next adjective?

Business interview English vocabulary

If you aren’t hard-working, you might have trouble finding a great job! Finally, here’s one more adjective that’s absolutely perfect for any future interviews you have:

Business interview English vocabulary

So, there are our top 5 business interview adjectives. Can you use them all correctly? Do you think they’re appropriate for you? One thing’s certain, if you can drop these words into your personal description during an interview it’s sure to impress the people sitting opposite you!

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