Esercizio di inglese – The Royal Wedding 2018

Non importa se a te piacciono i matrimoni o meno, era impossibile evitare e pure essere travolto dallo spettacolo di sabato scorso: il matrimonio reale tra il principe Harry e la nuova principessa Meghan ha conquistato ogni canale e onda in tutto il mondo. Oggi cerchiamo di approfondire di più cosa significano le nozze insolite tra l’americana ex-attrice e l’amato inglese ex-scapolo. Continui a leggere per imparare di più!

The Royal Wedding: English Reading Exercise

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On a gloriously sunny day, an American actress became the first Duchess of Sussex and the wife of a Prince of England.

Rachel Meghan Markle and Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in front of 600 guests, including George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey and Elton John.

It was a perfect mixture of the centuries of tradition that guides the British monarchy and the new world of a mixed-race Hollywood actress.

Meghan looked stunning in an exquisite dress by Givenchy’s creative director Clare Waight Keller.

As old-fashioned as the British royal family can be, there was still a relaxed feeling to this wedding. The new couple definitely put their own personal style on the event.

At first the bride walked herself part of the way up the aisle as her father couldn’t attend the ceremony, then she met up with her now father-in-law, Prince Charles, who escorted her the rest of the way.

The groom and his best man, his brother Prince William, waited as Meghan arrived. The prince’s expression changed from anxiety to joy as she walked up the aisle.

After hymns and songs including “Stand by Me” sung by a Gospel Choir, they said their vowes and exchanged rings.

Then the couple left the church, shared their first kiss before the public, and managed to get into the open horse-drawn carriage flawlessly as crowds cheered and Prince George and Princess Charlotte waved from the steps.

Guests respected the invitation’s dress code. The women wore day dresses with a variety of elaborate hats. The men, for the most part, followed tradition and arrived in morning coats, although some men, such as George Clooney, chose suits.

Millions of people watched worldwide, while an estimated 100,000 people waited on the streets of Windsor, waving Union Jack flags and cheering. Windsor is roughly 20 miles west of London and near Eton, where Princes Harry and Will went to school.

The couple, who announced their engagement on the 27th November 2017, will now be called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — a happy ending only for Hollywood.

 

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Royal Wedding: Vocabulary Quiz

Match the vocabulary word with the definition.

 

Royal Wedding: Vocabulary Quiz

Match the vocabulary word with the definition.

ESL Reading Exercise: The London Eye

Oggi ci spostiamo a Londra per studiare il sito più iconico della città moderna: The London Eye. Fa parte della skyline londinese da poco (1999), ma è subito diventato un pezzo essenziale sia come destinazione turistica sia come punto di riferimento nella capitale del UK. Continua a leggere per scoprire la sua storia, compresa anche la fatica architettonica per realizzare una struttura così vasta.

The London Eye: English Reading Exercise

The London Eye, located on London’s Southbank, is the world’s largest observation wheel and most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK. With visitors from all over the world, the wheel has transformed London’s landscape and represents a national symbol that pays tribute to Britain’s innovation and technological success in the 21st century.

In 1993, architects David Marks and Julia Barfield submitted their entry for an open competition to design a millennium landmark for London. Unfortunately their design for the world’s largest observation wheel in the heart of London was rejected, as were all of the other entries. After the competition failed, Marks Barfield Architects decided to pursue their idea privately. When the Evening Standard newspaper informed its readers of their story, British Airways joined them and 16 months later they helped to transform their dream into a reality.


London Eye, Scuola di Inglese Milano

With an ambitious target for before New Year’s Eve 1999, a crew of 1,700 dedicated professionals worked tirelessly to produce a unique design. This included transportation of the Eye up the River Thames to the destination, and is the only wheel in the world to have ever been built over water. Following an unsuccessful first attempt to lift the wheel on Saturday 9 October 1999, due to a failed safety check, the structure was lifted to its final position on the following day.

The 32 capsules of the Eye are symbolic of London’s 32 boroughs and are numbered 1 to 33, eliminating the thirteenth carriage for good luck. Measuring at a height of 443 ft (135 metres), the wheel offers some of the greatest panoramic views of the city, on a good day going nearly 25 miles. The London Eye continues to attract 15,000 visitors a day and has won more than 40 awards for boosting London’s tourism and architectural landscape.

 

London Eye Vocabulary Quiz

Test your knowledge of the above reading. Refer to the words in bold to answer the questions, then match the given word to the correct definition.

Esercizio di Inglese – Would You Mind?

Can you do this for me?

Would you mind doing this for me?

Cambia poco il senso tra queste due frasi, ma l’eleganza della lingua a volte deve essere modificata in base ai vari contesti in cui ti trovi. La forma “Would you mind” per fare la richiesta è perfetta quando devi affrontare un contesto più formale, ad esempio parlando con il capo, cliente o professore. Dimostra anche un tono più sincero rispetto al solito “Can”. Dai un’occhiata all’immagine per ulteriori esempi:

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Would you mind?

Would you mind? Convert the following requests to “Would you mind…” statements. Remember there are two ways to make them:

  1. Would you mind doing me a favor? (the subject is always you)
  2. Would you mind if I did you a favor? (there are two subjects: you and I)