Learn English with the News: Trump 14 points behind Biden a month before election, new poll shows

As the United States presidential election edges nearer, sitting president Donald Trump suffered a bit of a scare after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in October. How will this effect the outcome of the election, if at all! Only time will tell! Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language 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:

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:

Trump 14 points behind Biden a month before election, new poll shows | Definition Match

Match the words to the correct definitions.

Trump 14 points behind Biden a month before election, new poll shows | Fill in the Blank

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Trump 14 points behind Biden a month before election, new poll shows | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false.

 

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Full Text:

Donald Trump’s beleaguered campaign team woke up to another setback on Sunday as the
president began his second full day in hospital: a new national poll showing their candidate 14
points behind his challenger Joe Biden with less than a month until the election day.
The NBC/Wall Street Journal survey indicating a 53-39% advantage for the Democratic party’s
nominee injected urgency for Trump’s advisers already scrambling to find a strategy for the final
weeks of the campaign until 3 November.
It was becoming clear that Vice-President Mike Pence, who has tested negative for coronavirus,
and members of Trump’s family, once they emerge from quarantine, will assume leading roles at
virtual, then in-person rallies until or unless Trump himself recovers in time to resume
campaigning.
Pence has public campaign events planned in Arizona, Nevada and Washington DC, and will
travel to Salt Lake City for Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate with Kamala Harris, Biden’s
running mate, at which the Trump team is looking for a strong performance.
The NBC poll showing Biden widening his lead over Trump was taken immediately after last
Tuesday’s tumultuous first presidential debate in Cleveland, at which an argumentative president
constantly interrupted both his rival and the moderator Chris Wallace.
Jason Miller, another senior adviser to the Trump campaign, said he had “no concerns” about
Pence travelling and campaigning.
Meanwhile, Biden’s campaigning since Trump’s hospitalisation on Friday night has been low
key.
The Biden campaign announced on Friday that it was suspending negative messages attacking
the president while he was in hospital.
Despite Sunday’s early cessation of campaign activity, Biden’s team has said it has no plans to
scale back events as long as the candidate and those around him continue to test negative for
Covid-19. “

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Che cos’è l’SAT?

Questo è un esame che viene sostenuto dalla maggior parte degli studenti delle scuole superiori negli Stati Uniti ed è usato per l’ammissione nelle università.Ad ogni modo, anche la Bocconi e altre università in Europa accettano l’esame. Per la Bocconi, se gli studenti ottengono un punteggio adeguato, vengono esonerati dal test d’ingresso dell’università.

Questo esame è composto sia da una parte di matematica che da una parte scritta ed entrambe hanno lo stesso valore per il risultato finale. C’è anche un saggio opzionale che riceverà un punteggio separato.

Quand’è l’SAT?

L’SAT si svolge internazionalmente soltanto poche volte l’anno. Quando controllate le date, assicuratevi di guardare quelle internazionali e non solo quelle per gli Stati Uniti, perché ci sono alcune discrepanze.

Questo è il sito internazionale dove potete trovare tutte le date: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/international

Se non è presente il tasto “Register” sotto la data d’esame, vuol dire che è già passata o che l’esame verrà erogato solo negli Stati Uniti.

 

Dove posso registrarmi per l’SAT?

Questo è il sito dove ci si può registrare per l’esame: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/international

Basta cliccare il tasto “register” sotto la data d’esame di vostra scelta.

Dovrete creare un nome utente e una password. Assicuratevi di averli segnati da qualche parte, perché probabilmente vi serviranno per accedere al sito più volte.

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Alla fine, dovrete aggiungere una foto formato passaporto (non vi preoccupate, potrete scattarla dal vostro cellulare) e infine pagare per completare la registrazione!

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Learn English with the News – Pope says gossip is a ‘plague worse than Covid’

Pope Francis, known as one of the most (if not the most) revolutionary popes in all history, has recently said that gossiping is worse than the coronavirus! A dramatic stance to say the least, it is certainly nothing short of controversial. Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language 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:

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:

Pope says gossip is a 'plague worse than Covid' | Definition Match

Match the words to the correct definitions.

Pope says gossip is a 'plague worse than Covid' | Fill in the Blank

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Pope says gossip is a 'plague worse than Covid' | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or 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!

For other Learn English with the News segments, be sure to check out the rest of our posts:

https://scrambledeggsinglese.it/tag/learn-english-with-the-news/

Full Text:

On Sunday September the 6 th, Pope Francis told his supporters that gossiping is a ‘plague worse than COVID’, and that it is seeking to divide the Roman catholic church. He urged people to keep away from anyone who gossips, and to avoid doing it yourself.
He originally had a different text prepared for his holy mass, but instead doubled down on his
frequent complaint about gossiping within the Vatican and the church communities as a whole.
Francis then went on to say that the devil is the ‘biggest gossiper’ who wants to split the church
with his lies.
As part of his effort to stop gossiping, he asked his followers ‘please brothers and sisters, let’s try not to gossip. Gossip is a plague worse than COVID. Worse. Let’s make a big effort: No gossiping!’
The pope has regularly warned of the risks of gossiping and has also protested against Internet trolls.
“If something goes wrong, offer silence and prayer for the brother or sister who makes a mistake,
but never gossip,” he said on Sunday.