English Homework: Cultural Tips for Visiting Milan

The following piece is by one of our talented students, Sofia, who is also a photographer by profession. After learning about British Etiquette in one of our English lessons, her homework was the following:

Write an email to a friend who is coming to Milan. She wants to do all the touristy activities. Give her some advice on how to act around the locals, like your “rules of etiquette”!

Hi Giulia!

I’m so glad to hear that you’ve decided to visit Milan. I’m sure you know where to go and what to see.
Milano Duomo, Corsi Inglese Milano
Remember! You can’t miss the Duomo and the Castello Sforzesco, but let me give you some advice on how to act around the locals!
Italians are really in love with food, and there are some rules of etiquette you need to respect! First of all, please, don’t have a cappuccino while eating lunch or dinner, it’s something really really inappropriate.
Cappuccino, pranzo, inglese, Milano
No cappuccino with food!
Another thing you must not do is putting parmesan on fish, I can’t tell you why. We are used to drinking wine while heaving lunch or dinner, it’s for pleasure not a way to get drunk, so don’t overdo it!
Scuola di inglese Milano
Easy on the wine.
Milanese people are really in love with fashion, so please, when you visit the city try to dress properly. Do not dress like you have to do a mountain expedition or a walk at the beach. Please remember that if you want to visit a church you need to have your shoulders and legs covered.
That’s all! And if someone calls you “Bella” in the street, it’s just a compliment!

E voi invece?

 

Avete dei consigli per come si deve comportare qui a Milano? Lasciateceli nei commenti!

British Etiquette | Esercizi di inglese con video

La cultura britannica è molto particolare, infatti spesso potrebbe essere difficile da decifrare. Basta pensare al recente Royal Wedding per capire quante regole ci sono da seguire, quanti comportamenti sono disapprovati, e quanto viene valorizzato la propria immagine.

Per questo, ti abbiamo preparato una lezione di inglese sul tema di “British Etiquette”, ovvero l’educazione britannica e come si dovrebbe comportare in un tipico pub inglese. Comunque, come tutti gli esercizi di inglese qui a Scrambled Eggs Milano Scuola di Inglese, aggiungiamo un tocco spiritoso con un video divertente e anche molto informativo. Enjoy!

Exercise 1: Vocabulary match

First Exercise: match the following vocabulary to the definitions. If you need help, try using wordreference.com.

British Etiquette: Vocabulary

Match the new vocabulary words with the definitions below.

Exercise 2: Watch the Video

Now watch the video. Listen for the words from part 1. Can you hear them all? If not, please check the transcript here: British Etiquette Transcript

Exercise 3: Multiple Choice

Finally, try exercise 3, where we will test your understand of the 5 rules about pubs from the video:

British Etiquette: Multiple Choice

Watch the video again, and pay attention the the rules expressed in it. What are they? Can you identify them in the questions below?

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

Scuola Inglese Milano

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.

 

Ora controlliamo la tua comprensione con alcuni esercizi!

Royal Wedding: Vocabulary Quiz

Match the vocabulary word with the definition.

 

Royal Wedding: Vocabulary Quiz

Match the vocabulary word with the definition.