Learn English with the News – Companies Decide to Boycott Facebook

Facebook has received intense backlash in the last few weeks from some of the biggest companies in the world, which means a gigantic drop in funding.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Companies Decide to Boycott Facebook - Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Companies Decide to Boycott Facebook - Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Companies Decide to Boycott Facebook - True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.


And that’s it for today’s English lesson, where you can improve your English with the news and current events. Do you have any comments or special requests for us for the next edition of Learn English with the News? Be sure to leave any feedback you have in the comments section below, as we would love to help you on your quest to learn the English language!

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English Quiz – Present Perfect Continuous

Buongiorno ragazzi! Eccoci di nuovo con uno dei nostri spunti per la grammatica! Oggi ve lo anticipo, non sarà semplice: la forma che andremo ad analizzare è il Present Perfect Continuous.

Questa forma – dettata da regole grammaticali ben specifiche – è sempre stata un tallone d’achille per noi italiani, o in generale per tutti quelli che vogliono avvicinarsi al padroneggiare con successo la lingua inglese.

A cosa serve il Present Perfect Continuous?

Il Present Perfect Continuous ha una forte relazione con il tempo passato, ma anche con il tempo presente, in quanto è utile per descrivere la durata di un’azione – cominciata in un tempo appunto passato – ma che si sta svolgendo tuttora.

Una volta capito il meccanismo della sua strutturazione, non è difficile da intendere e da utilizzare; però è anche vero che bisogna esercitarsi tanto, per farne entrare gli automatismi nel proprio cervello.

Quindi, quanti più esempi possibili, meglio è: Scrambled Eggs Milano ha creato per te un quiz di 10 domande dove potrai testare le tue abilità e dove potrai capire i meccanismi del Present Perfect Continuos, una delle strutture grammaticali più importanti della lingua inglese.
Ti offriamo qui sotto una frase d’esempio, e poi dacci dentro con l’esercizio!

Here is an example for the following exercise on the English Present Perfect Continuous:
Time is 6 p.m.
I started working at 8 a.m. and I’m still working now.
Possible Answers:
I have (I’ve) been working since 8 a.m.
I have (I’ve) been working for 8 hours.


English Quiz - Present Perfect Continuous

Try to write the sentence in the Present Perfect Continuous form.


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Liverpool win the Premier League

It has taken 30 years, but Liverpool are champions of England once again. The club’s 19th championship and first of the Premier League era was confirmed after Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea. The match was played after the recent return of football from the 3-month lockdown due to coronavirus.

An emphatic defeat of Crystal Palace on Wednesday put them within two points of the title but that it didn’t matter after City’s slip at Stamford Bridge. Last year’s Premier League champions trail their successors by a remarkable 23 points with seven matches remaining and will be expected to provide a guard of honour when the two clubs meet at the Etihad Stadium next Thursday. Guards of honour are traditional, not compulsory, and require the agreement of all parties.

The manager Jürgen Klopp watched the City game at Formby Hall golf club together with the players as Liverpool clinched the crown that has eluded them since Kenny Dalglish led the club to its last championship on 28 April 1990. Madonna was No 1 in the UK singles chart at the time with Vogue.

Liverpool have won the Premier League title, Champions League, Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup within 13 extraordinary months and are on course to demolish several domestic records this season, many held by City. Liverpool have won the Premier League with most games to spare, breaking the record of five held jointly by City (2017-18) and Manchester United (2000-01).

They could end the campaign with a staggering 107 points, eclipsing the record of 100 set by City in 2017-18, most victories in a Premier League season (eclipsing City’s 32 from 2017-18 and 2018-19), most home wins and the biggest title-winning points margin.

The club captain, Jordan Henderson, will have to wait until late July to lift the Premier League trophy and while the ban on mass gatherings prevents a parade through Liverpool city centre the club plan to hold a celebration with supporters when it is deemed safe to do so.


How well did you understand the article and the words in bold? Try the quizzes below to find out!

Liverpool Win Title Definitions Quiz

Try this quiz to see how well you understood the words in bold

Liverpool Win Title True or False Quiz

How well did you actually understand this article? Find out here

Adapted from https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jun/25/liverpool-win-premier-league-after-manchester-city-are-beaten-by-chelsea