Learn English with the News – Airline flies to Italy to find Airport is Closed

The coronavirus pandemic has had a great impact on all commercial business, but the most hit industry is likely that of tourism and transport. The confusion of this situation has led to a plane which left from Germany to arrive in Italy only to find that the airport was closed. Watch the video and do the accompanying exercises.

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:

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

Airline flies to Italy to find Airport is Closed | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Airline flies to Italy to find Airport is Closed | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Airline flies to Italy to find Airport is Closed | 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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Full Text:

“We’re all excited about being able to travel again — but German airline Eurowings might be more eager than most. The low-cost carrier resumed services from Düsseldorf to Sardinia, Italy, on Saturday — but had to turn around at its destination because Olbia Airport is still closed. The flight took off on the 730-mile (1,170km) flight to Sardinia’s Olbia Airport on the morning of May 23, but was near Sardinia before being informed by air traffic control that it wasn’t open to commercial traffic. The plane stayed for a bit hoping for permission to land, but was not allowed. A diversion was proposed to Cagliari, some 120 miles away, but the flight crew decided to return to Düsseldorf. The only passengers on the flight were two Sardinians, and the voyage took a total of four hours and ten minutes. So how did this misunderstanding happen? A Eurowings representative told CNN Travel that the situation at numerous airports in Europe is very dynamic and sometimes information often changes at short notice. Italy’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation had scheduled the reopening of the airport on Sunday, May 17, but that decision was rejected the same day at a regional level, which created some confusion. Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is currently closed until at least June 2, and hopefully those 2 passengers will make it back home.”

 

Reasons to visit Leeds

A lot of people have heard of the famous British cities. Aside from London; Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh are always high on tourist agendas for people visiting the British Isles. But the city where I come from, Leeds, is roughly the same size as Edinburgh and geographically very close to Liverpool and Manchester. Nevertheless, it is barely mentioned in the guidebooks for the UK. In fact, as this article will show you, Leeds is one of the hidden gems of England and here are some of the main reasons why…

Thornton’s Arcade, Leeds

The Corn Exchange, Leeds (A place farmers used to come to trade corn, is now a bustling hub of artisanal shops)

The friendly folk

Leeds is the 4th biggest city in England and situated in the county of Yorkshire, or West Yorkshire to be precise. In fact there are many people from around the world living in Leeds and the surrounding area and over 2 million people live in the metropolitan area. The city has a long history of immigration from the Caribbean as well as India and Pakistan. More recently the city has welcomed more newcomers from the EU and students from across the globe, thanks to the two outstanding universities, Leeds University and Leeds Beckett.

In general, in Leeds there is a fantastic mix of cultures and there is a great feeling of community. Next to the Jamaican jerk chicken place you can find a fantastic south Indian curry house, and next door to those is probably a traditional old pub. There is a great blend of different folk who live together in peace and are very accepting of each other’s differences. People always want to help each other and at the end of the day just have a laugh. This is helped massively by the famous friendliness of Leeds and Yorkshire folk, and if you’re ever waiting for a bus in the city of Leeds, you can be sure someone will strike up a conversation with you, usually about the weather!

The Cuisine

English food sometimes gets a bad reputation for being bland, especially compared to the fabulous flavours of other world cuisines. But recently a food revolution has taken place in the UK and Leeds is at the front and centre of this. Here you can find a plethora of amazing restaurants with cuisines from all across the world, with many first generation immigrants setting up shop here.

As I mentioned already, the different cultures and backgrounds of the people of Leeds make it a wonderfully diverse place and the food is no different. A stroll around the city centre will help you discover fantastic fresh sushi, spicy Thai dishes, delicious American barbeque and burgers, real Italian pizza and, of course, the traditional Yorkshire staples. Our most famous export is no doubt the Yorkshire Pudding. It is a light and fluffy savoury side dish made from crepe batter. Put these along with some lovely British beef, roasted potatoes and gravy and you have the wonderful Sunday Roast. In Leeds Kirkgate Market you can now find Yorkshire wraps, which are wraps made with Yorkshire Pudding and all the trimmings inside. Yummy!

Yorkshire puddings (centre at the top) and all the trimmings

The Bars and Music Scene

One of the best things about the UK is that we know how to party. Our world famous bands and artists have captured the attention of the entire planet for generations and these days festivals like Glastonbury are still the highlight of any music-lover’s calendar. Now, Leeds does not have many famous artists that come from the city, but we make up for this by our cultural offering.

Leeds is home to countless fabulous bars that serve outstanding local craft beer and whip up delicious cocktails. Not only this, most of the bars always know how to play it with the music, and you can be sure that during an evening in Leeds you will hear some great tunes to get you clicking your fingers or (later on) up on the dancefloor. For the real party people there are always some great DJs from across the world in town for the weekend, which you can catch at one of the many nightclubs, some of which offer music and dancing until well past 4am. Outside of this there is the yearly Leeds Festival, which has hosted the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and Metallica. If you’re a real culture vulture then you’ll be happy to know the city has a rich West Indian heritage and every week there is the chance to get down to some reggae, dub and ska music, played through world class homemade sound systems.

The Yorkshire Dales

Now technically I’m not talking about Leeds itself here, but definitely a reason to visit the city is that it is a great base to travel out into the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. As mentioned, Leeds is situated in the heart of West Yorkshire and Yorkshire is the largest county in England. Commonly nicknamed ‘God’s own county’, Yorkshire is simply beautiful.

Rolling hills fall into each other amid beautiful lush valleys, divided by quaint little stone walls into separate squares (or dales). Many people have seen the quintessential postcards of the English countryside and usually, the photographs are taken in the Yorkshire Dales. Charming old villages are the gateways to outstanding circular walks that take in waterfalls, old viaducts and stunning views from the top of the many hills. At Malham Cove you can find a huge limestone gorge with breath-taking views from the top and on a fresh sunny day in the summer there is no better place to be than walking and picnicking in the Yorkshire countryside. After your walk, stop by at the local pub in the village to relax the muscles with a pint of the local bitter ale or tuck into a hearty pie. There really is no place as peaceful and beautiful as the Yorkshire countryside.

So there are some excellent reasons to visit Leeds!  Now try the quiz below to test your knowledge of the words in bold.

Reasons to visit Leeds Quiz

Look at each word and choose your definition carefully. You can always go back and change your answer if needed. Good luck!

 

 

 

5 vantaggi essenziali nell’apprendimento della lingua inglese ONLINE

I corsi online di lingua inglese stanno aumentando in popolarità e frequenza tra gli studenti, ancor di più rispetto alle lezioni frontali. Se questo possa sembrare a primo impatto sorprendente – grazie ai progressi della tecnologia e delle nuove tecniche di apprendimento – i professionisti dell’educazione linguistica hanno man mano scoperto che l’e-learning fornisce un ottimo modo per garantire un adeguato apprendimento, a volte superiore anche a quello tramite delle lezioni normali.

Di seguito sono riportati 5 vantaggi essenziali dell’apprendimento della lingua inglese attraverso corsi online

Aiuti multimediali

L’innovazione apportata dalle nuove tecnologie non ha fatto altro che incrementare i mezzi e la semplicità dell’apprendimento della lingua inglese. Oggi, queste funzionalità multimediali rappresentano un aiuto fondamentale nel mondo dell’e-learning, incorporando novità e nuovi modi di apprendere, tra cui: video, audio, strumenti di correzione grammaticale interattiva, telefono, chat per la messaggistica istantanea, webcam e molto altro.

Gli insegnanti stanno scoprendo che questa tecnologia aiuta sempre più gli studenti a imparare e a sentirsi comunque in contatto con l’insegnante, anche se solo in via telematica.
Inoltre, i contenuti multimediali possono rendere lo studente più partecipe e correggere gli errori prima che si trasformino in cattive e imbarazzanti abitudini.

Conversazione in gruppo

Qualora non fossi interessato a un corso di inglese online individuale ma invece a un corso di gruppo, magari per sviluppare le tue abilità comunicative o semplicemente per conoscere altre persone, ti assicuro che un percorso di questo tipo è perfettamente efficiente anche sotto quest’aspetto.
La conversazione con i tuoi compagni infatti non viene minimamente inficiata dalla distanza e anzi, magari l’essere fisicamente distanti può eliminare un certo tipo di imbarazzo e farti sentire più libero e coinvolto nel dialogo con i tuoi partner. È ovvio che questi gruppi debbano essere composti ragionevolmente da un numero di persone non elevato, per poter costruire delle conversazioni logiche ed efficienti.

Nuovi metodi di apprendimento

I corsi online offrono un approccio “fuori con il vecchio, dentro con il nuovo” per l’apprendimento di una lingua straniera. Padroneggiare una nuova lingua non è semplice come imparare a memoria dei termini di un vocabolario. In effetti, molto spesso richiederà un periodo prolungato di studio, pazienza e tempo; oltre che pratica.

La buona notizia è che molti corsi online offrono una varietà di progetti, lezioni e strumenti multimediali per leggere, scrivere, ascoltare e parlare una nuova lingua. In questo ambiente, un insegnante è ancora presente per favorire la crescita e la comprensione della lingua insegnata, ma una serie di altri strumenti e risorse aiuterà gli studenti a imparare e crescere.

Accessibilità

Poiché eseguiti su programmi per computer, è possibile accedere a corsi di lingua straniera online in qualsiasi momento, da qualsiasi luogo. Ciò significa che puoi rinfrescare il tuo inglese durante la pausa pranzo, oppure impararlo prima della tua corsa mattutina, oppure ancora poter frequentare la tua lezione di inglese anche mentre fai un viaggio!

Inoltre, soprattutto per chi vive in una grande città e si trova spesso ad avere a che fare con la necessità di trascorrere molto tempo in auto o sui mezzi pubblici, un corso di inglese online ha un oggettivo peso sul portafoglio, oltre che sullo stress in meno da dover affrontare: con un click, sei già a lezione!
Grazie ai corsi di inglese online, è possibile risparmiare su questa spesa e seguire i percorsi formativi direttamente da casa propria.

Autonomia

Alcuni corsi di inglese online ti aiuteranno a imparare una nuova lingua da solo. Tuttavia, ciò potrebbe causare problemi agli studenti che non sono così autonomi, parlando di costanza.
Se non sei bravo a automotivarti, questo potrebbe essere un modo interessante per sfidare te stesso e crescere. Ma spetta a te pianificare, preparare, comprendere la tecnologia ed essere uno studente attivo in un ambiente di classe virtuale.

 

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