Anybody, Somebody, Nobody – English Grammar Exercise

Some indefinite pronouns for talking about people are:

  • anybody / anyone
  • everybody / everyone
  • nobody / no one
  • somebody / someone

When we want to talk about someone without saying exactly who they are, we can use indefinite pronouns.

Everyone loves the beach.
I went to my friend’s house, but there was nobody home.

Remember, we can’t use two negatives together!

No one came to the party. CORRECT

No one didn’t come to the party. INCORRECT

Anybody, somebody, nobody

Complete the sentences with the correct indefinite pronoun.

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Manzoni Poster Challenge

The Manzoni High School 1st year students participated in a school-wide art competition where they created posters to dissuade people from using plastic. Have a look at the below gallery and vote for your favorite artwork!

 

Class 1A:
“Keep The Sea plastic free” a project to raise awareness of the use of marine-themed plastics! We chose these images and this sentence because we think that with these, people can understand that nature and especially that the sea suffers from the use of plastic, these images represent in an abstract sense the life of marine animals that suffer a lot and that don’t have a safe and clean home.

Class 1B:

Class 1C:

The project “there is not a planet B” means that we must bcommitted to save our planet becaese the sustainability is the priority for our and the netx generation. Besides this idea that there is not a second chance for our planet concerns  everybody 

Class 1D:

Our poster has the aim to persuade people to reduce plastic. Here we explain the consequences of the use of plastic on the ocean and on the environment. At last we give some ideas to reduce on our own the use of plastic.

Class 1E:

We have chosen to represent the world situation around pollution by modifying the artwork of hokusai and adding a QR code we have tried to draw attention to the amount of time it takes plastic to decompose once in the sea.

Class 1G:
This is our poster to induce people to use less plastic as possible and to do this we showed four animals that live in the sea that every day are killed by plastic.

Class 1H:

LIFE IN PLASTIC IS NOT FANTASTIC!

We exposed the main issues caused by the intense use of plastic: plastic never goes away, it affects human health and it poisons our food chain. It’s a very common material and we can find it even in chewing gums. To recycle in a better way chewing gums, it was introduced this initiative called Gumdrop, a bin designed specifically for the disposal of waste chewing gum, but also made with waste chewing gum. We wanted also to promote the adoption, even in our own small way, of some measures to reduce the plastic waste.

Class 1I:
In these two posters we tried to spread the problem of plastic and plastic pollution.

Class 1L:
Our poster is an invitation to use less plastic, a major problem in our society. We believe this is an original way to get teens involved.

Class 1F:

This is our poster we made in order to convince people to use less plastic. It represents how humans are ruining nature, in particular the sea life.

 

 

 

And it’s time to vote! Voting time will go from Wednesday 12/05 at 7 p.m. until Sunday 16/05 until 11:59 p.m. Good luck to all classes! The prize for the winner is a secret and will be announced at the end of the competition.

*** Votes are only valid with a Liceo Manzoni email address

    Reading Exercise | | The Pastry AI that Learned to Fight Cancer

    Japan’s long history of trade is considered one of the reasons behind the country’s very diverse food tastes. Because of this, unlike French or Italian bakeries that offer only a few options, Japanese bakeries offer pastries of all sizes, shapes, flavors, and colors. They have options like The Carbonara, which is a pastry version of the famous Italian pasta dish, or The Ham Corn, a breakfast pastry topped with ham, corn, and mayonnaise. There are hundreds of different types of pastries in these unique bakeries. Unfortunately, this diversity did not come without a cost: cashiers had to spend months learning the price of each individual pastry based on sight alone. This meant that the checkout process was not only very difficult for cashiers, but also caused long wait times for customers.

    A software company called Brain was asked to help resolve the problem of confusion at the cash register. Brain, which was founded by computer programmer and software designer Hisashi Kambe, had always worked on projects based on computer visualization capabilities. The company originally designed computers that could detect errors in formulas for fabric patterns, so resolving the problem of visualizing hundreds of different pastries was no stranger to them. Brain began working on a software called BakeryScan.

    BakeryScan is unique because, unlike deep learning software like Google Translate, Siri, and almost every AI system out there, BakeryScan doesn’t need large amounts of specialized data to make decisions; it is created to understand irregularities like the shadow cast into the middle of a donut hole or the slightly darker color of over-baked bread without needing the input of tens of thousands of similar images.

    Once BakeryScan was implemented, it became a hit. It was televised all over Japan and became such a cultural phenomenon that it was even referenced in their language proficiency exams.

    This was how a doctor at the Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research, in Kyoto, saw a television segment about the machine. He realized that cancer cells, under a microscope, looked a lot like bread. He contacted Hisashi Kambe’s company Brain to see how they could collaborate to develop a version of the program that could help pathologists detect cancer cells. BakeryScan was already equipped with tools that allowed human experts to give the program feedback, the only thing they needed to change was what exactly the system would be analyzing.

    They started small, analyzing single cells under a microscope, but eventually moved up to more complex images. Now, BakeryScan, adapted and renamed Cyto-Aiscan, is being tested in two major hospitals in Kobe and Kyoto. It is capable of “whole-slide” analysis, meaning that more than analyze a single cell at a time, it is capable of looking at an entire microscope slide and identifying the cells that might be cancerous. Instead of considering the shadows cast into a donut hole or the darker shade of over-baked bread, the software is now considering the color tone of the nucleus, its size and texture, and its overall roundness.

    Who knew that the world of pastries could bring us further ahead in cancer research?

    Did you enjoy reading this article? Test your reading skills by completing the quizzes below.

    The Pastry AI that Learned to Fight Cancer | Definition Match

    Match the phrases with their definition.

    The Pastry AI that Learned to Fight Cancer | Fill in the Blank II

    Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase: