Esercizio di Lettura: The Bean Chicago

Oggi parliamo della scultura più famosa della città di Chicago: The Bean. Nato nel 2004, è subito diventato uno dei posti più famosi in tutti gli Stati Uniti, soprattutto per farsi una bella selfie! Leggi il seguente testo e prova a rispondere alle nostre domande!

Chicago’s The Bean

To many, this stainless steel piece is a work of art – but to tourists, it’s the best opportunity for a selfie. The Cloud Gate sculpture, or ‘the Bean,’ is one of the top sights to see in Chicago. The bean is a large public sculpture that was unveiled at the opening of Millennium Park in 2004. It now serves as a famous symbol of Chicago and is one of the city’s most photographed attractions.

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The Bean is one of the best ways to take a photo of Chicago’s beautiful skyline while simultaneously posing in the photo. Designed by artist Anish Kapoor, the work was selected out of two proposals submitted in 1999 for Millennium Park. At first, many Chicagoans were skeptical of this piece of metal – especially since the structure was under construction during the inauguration of the park in 2004. Anish Kapoor did not completely finish the sculpture until May 2006 when it was finally displayed.

Even before it’s official title, Chicagoans were quick to dub the reflective steel sculpture ‘the Bean’ after its peculiar shape. However, it’s official title is ‘Cloud Gate’ since 80% of its surface reflects the sky and bends the reflection, like the shape of a gate.

Today, The Bean is extremely popular and visitors have the urge to touch the sculpture’s silver surface. Cleaners come twice a day, once in the early morning, and once at night, to polish and clean the piece. Meanwhile, there are cleaners who come to get rid of fingerprints up to seven times a day! The Cloud Gate is an icon of Chicago, and one of the best attractions the city has to offer.

Esercizio di Vocabolario: Chicago's The Bean

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Chicago's The Bean: True or False

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ESL Reading Exercise: The Philadelphia Cheesesteak

Scopri il nostro esercizio sul cibo americano: il Philadelphia Cheesesteak. Leggi il testo e rispondi alle domande sul lessico molto particolare relativo al panino più amato del nordest dell’America.

What Is a Philadelphia Cheesesteak?Esercizio inglese Milano

A cheesesteak is a long roll filled with sliced beef and melted cheese. Generally, the cheese of choice is Cheez Whiz, but American and provolone are also suitable. The art of cheesesteak preparation is in the balance of flavors, as the ingredients must combine together perfectly Other toppings may include fried onions, mushrooms, ketchup and hot or sweet peppers.

A Brief History of the Cheesesteak

The cheesesteak made its official debut in 1930. Pat Olivieri was a South Philadelphia hot dog vendor who one day decided to put some beef on his grill. A regular noticed the aroma and asked for a steak sandwich. The next day, rumor of the delicious lunch had spread, and customers from around the city came to Olivieri for steak sandwiches. Later Olivieri opened up a shop, Pat’s King of Steaks, to sell his new creation. Eventually, according to legend, he added cheese to the recipe. Today, Pat’s grills are on 24 hours a day, as well as Geno’s, the rival shop across the street. For 40 years, the two shops have waged a friendly competition to win the title of best cheesesteak in town, with Geno’s founder, Joe Vento, claiming he, not Olivieri, first added cheese to the cheesesteak.

Esercizio di lettura: Philadelphia Cheesesteak

Match the vocabulary with the definition, using the above text as reference.

Esercizio di inglese: il verbo “need”

Alcuni verbi in inglese vengono usati così spesso che diventano una parte essenziale della lingua. Il verbo “need” è realmente sia la frase idiomatica “avere bisogno di” che il verbo “dovere” nella lingua italiana. Siccome si tratta di questo vasto significato, ogni studente della lingua inglese ha bisogno di avere una padronanza di questa frase.

Abbiamo creato questo esercizio apposta per testare il vostro livello di inglese e migliorare le frasi con questo verbo “need”, onnipresente nella lingua più parlata del mondo! Enjoy:

ESL Exercise: Need

“Need” is one of the most important verbs in the English language, as it has two primary meanings:

1. I need to go, I’m late! (Meaning: I must)
2. I need a break, this lesson is too difficult. (Meaning: I have a need, a necessity)

Test your knowledge of the verb with our English Language exercise!

Use the verb “need” in its proper form with the verb in parentheses.

Example:

Question: I don’t know where my keys are! I _______________ for them (look)

Answer: I don’t know where my keys are! I need to look for them.