Video Esercizi in Inglese: CNN and Internet Addiction

Are you addicted to your cellphone?

Today’s topic of interest is addiction, which is defined as: a dependency on something/someone.

Let’s start with a small vocabulary exercise about a woman who is addicted to smoking:Esercizi-inglese-milanoNow time to watch the video. Keep an eye out for the words from the above exercise:

So, are you addicted to your cellphone?

Mars One: A real-life space mission to Mars

The following exercise is about a potential space mission to the planet Mars, known as Mars One.

Pre-video discussion:

  1. If someone offered you a free ticket to Mars, would you go there? Why/why not?

Before watching the video, have a look at the vocabulary and try to complete the exercise:

Esercizi di lingua inglese per migliorare il lessico

Answers are at the bottom of the page.

Now that you’ve got the vocabulary down, have a look at the video. Enjoy!

 

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Answers: spectacular – crew – habitable – land – inflatable – impressions – committed

 

Listening Exercise: Next Week at Work

The following audio exercise is about 3 people and what they are going to do in their jobs next week. Have a listen and then try to answer the questions below. If you need any help, see the audio transcript at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

Audio: Next Week at Work

Speaker A:

True or False?

1. It’s going to be a normal week for her.

2. She’s going to spend a lot of time in the office.

3. She thinks she’s going to win.

Speaker B:

True or False?

1.     It’s going to be a normal week for him.

2.     Clients are going to come on Wednesday.

3.     He is going to get a lot of mail for himself.

Speaker C:

True or False?

1. Work is going to be easy this week.

2. He is going to attend a wedding this week.

3. Clients are going to meet him this week.

 

 

Audio Transcript:

A: I have a case next week, so it’s going to be a really challenging week. I’m going to file my reports on Monday, and then we’re going to argue in court and defend my client’s innocence. I’m not going to the office because I’m going to be at the courthouse all week. During court, I’m going to interview witnesses and later I’m going to negotiate with the judge. In the end, I think we’re going to win.

B: This week is really going to be tough! I am going to spend most of my time answering phones, because this is a busy period for the company. On Tuesday morning the mail comes in, so I am going to receive and distribute it to all my colleagues. I never get mail, but I like distributing it. On Wednesday we are expecting some important clients, so I’m going to greet them when they come in. I hope it’s going to be a successful meeting, and I’m going to do my best to help.

C: Work is going to be slow next week. Just a few days ago I finished a big project, so this week I’m going to work on a project for next month. I’m going to research venues for a wedding, because I have a nice couple getting married. I’m going to collaborate with them and gather information on their interests, and then I’m going to propose ideas for the party.

 

Answers to True/False questions:

A:
1 F
2 F
3 T
B: 
1 F
2 T
3 F
C: 
1 T
2 F
3 T