Scrambled Eggs’ quiz of the week!

Mettiti alla prova con i nostri quiz creati appositamente per te che vuoi imparare l’inglese! Noi di Scrambled Eggs English School Milano siamo lieti di darti questa opportunità di testare le abilità che possiedi online, quindi con dei semplici click! Sta’ attento però, non sarà semplice, dato che le nostre domande a scelta multipla possiedono un sacco di trabocchetti; riuscirai ad ottenere un punteggio adeguato? Dai, ti sfido addirittura a farle tutte giuste, lo so che se vuoi puoi farcela!

Cosa aspetti allora, inizia subito il quiz qui sotto per confrontarti con i tranelli della lingua inglese che ti sottopone Scrambled Eggs!

Quiz of the Week!

Segui la nostra pagina Instagram? Ogni Giovedì pubblichiamo un quiz diverso; ne abbiamo raccolti un po’ per te!

 

 

Com’è andata? Spero che tu abbia fatto tutto giusto; se ci sei riuscito sei un mago dell’inglese! Va bene comunque anche se hai fatto qualche errorino qua e là dai, te lo concedo. Se il nostro quiz ti è stato utile per risolvere alcuni dubbi che avevi allora ti invito a dare un’occhiata agli altri quiz che abbiamo a disposizione sulla nostra sezione BLOG, così nel frattempo puoi anche dare uno sguardo e una lettura agli altri articoli che pubblichiamo. E mi raccomando, seguici sulla nostra pagina Instagram per rimanere sempre aggiornato riguardo le cose che postiamo!

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5 libri di livello B1 che ti aiuteranno a migliorare l’inglese!

Purtroppo, in questa situazione di quarantena forzata per via dell’emergenza sanitaria legata al virus Covid-19, non ci resta altro da fare che passare il nostro tempo comodamente in casa. Quindi, tra un momento di relax, un pasto, un film o una serie tv, che ne dici di provvedere al miglioramento di una lingua così importante come l’inglese?

Leggere, si sa, è sempre stato fonte di cultura e apprendimento, e questo vale sia per la tua lingua madre che per una lingua straniera. Ti consigliamo quindi di approfittare del molto tempo libero a disposizione per rimboccarti le maniche e lanciarti in questa sfida! Ecco qui 5 libri di livello B1 che ti aiuteranno a migliorare l’inglese:

The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde (by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Vi consigliamo questo famosissimo libro perché merita davvero la pena di essere letto almeno una volta nella vita: è un classico della letteratura del Regno Unito e, principalmente in questo caso, scozzese. Con un lessico riadattato per fruirne al meglio è sicuramente una scelta valida!Estratto:
“ He was perfectly cool and made no resistance, but gave me one look, so ugly that it brought out the sweat on me like running. The people who had turned out were the girl’s own family; and pretty soon, the doctor, for whom she had been sent, put in his appearance. “

 

The time machine (by H. G. Wells)

Da uno dei più popolari scrittori britannici a cavallo tra il 19° e 20° secolo, nonché uno dei padri del romanzo fantascientifico, ecco qui una delle prime opere in assoluto sul tanto famoso, in seguito, tema del viaggio nel tempo. In questa edizione adattata per gli studenti, potrete sicuramente scovare una gemma nel panorama letterario e gustarlo in lingua inglese senza fare troppi sforzi!Estratto:
“ I think that at that time none of us quite believed in the Time Machine. The fact is, the Time Traveller was one of those men who are too clever to be believed: you never felt that you saw all round him; you always suspected some subtle reserve, some ingenuity in ambush, behind his lucid frankness. Had Filby shown the model and explained the matter in the Time Traveller’s words, we should have shown HIM far less scepticism. “

 

Mary Poppins: The Original Story (by P. L. Travers)

Ecco qui invece un classico per bambini: giusto quando la famiglia Banks sta cercando una tata per i propri figli, Mary Poppins e il suo ombrello parlante vengono giù dal cielo, pronti per far vivere ai piccoli fortunati delle straordinarie avventure.Estratto:
“ And that is how Mary Poppins came to live at Number Seventeen, Cherry Tree Lane. And although they sometimes found themselves wishing for the quieter, more ordinary days when Katie Nanna ruled the household, everybody, on the whole, was glad of Mary Poppins’ arrival. Mr Banks was glad because, as she arrived by herself and did not hold up the traffic, he had not had to tip the Policeman. Mrs Banks was glad because she was able to tell everybody that her children’s nurse was so fashionable that she didn’t believe in giving references. “

 

Around the World in Eighty Days (by Jules Verne)

Torniamo a parlare di clamorosi viaggi, questa volta non attraverso il tempo ma nello spazio: quando Phileas Fogg venne a conoscenza della possibilità di viaggiare attraverso il mondo intero in soli ottanta giorni, i suoi amici gli risero in faccia. Uno di loro addirittura disse: “Non si può fare!”. Il nostro protagonista partì per dimostrarlo.Estratto:
“ It was at least certain that Phileas Fogg had not absented himself from London for many years. Those who were honoured by a better acquaintance with him than the rest, declared that nobody could pretend to have ever seen him anywhere else. His sole pastimes were reading the papers and playing whist. He often won at this game, which, as a silent one, harmonised with his nature; but his winnings never went into his purse, being reserved as a fund for his charities. Mr. Fogg played, not to win, but for the sake of playing. “

 

The Little Prince (by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Concludiamo con forse il più classico dei libri fin qui presentati, nonostante sia comunque il più recente (1943). E pensare che c’è anche gente che lo colleziona in tutte le lingue del mondo! Capolavoro di sensibilità e semplicità, questo romanzo è diventato nel tempo un longseller internazionale, un testo-chiave di formazione. Il suo autore era un aviatore e un umanista: adorava volare e si interessava agli uomini. Qualche mese dopo l’apparizione del suo capolavoro, scomparve in aereo sul Mar Mediterraneo. Ma la favola del ragazzino dai capelli d’oro continua.

Estratto:
So I lived my life alone, without anyone that I could really talk to, until I had an accident with my plane in the Desert of Sahara, six years ago. Something was broken in my engine. And as I had with me neither a mechanic nor any passengers, I set myself to attempt the difficult repairs all alone. It was a question of life or death for me: I had scarcely enough drinking water to last a week. The first night, then, I went to sleep on the sand, a thousand miles from any human habitation. I was more isolated than a shipwrecked sailor on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Thus you can imagine my amazement, at sunrise, when I was awakened by an odd little voice. It said:
“If you please−− draw me a sheep!”
“What!”
“Draw me a sheep!”

Tutti i grandi sono stati bambini una volta. (Ma pochi di essi se ne ricordano.)

 

5 Reasons Why Learning a Language is Good for You

With most of the world locked indoors for the foreseeable future, now is the best time to settle down with the books and your computer and learn a language, or practice the one you’re learning now. Here’s why…

It improves your memory

The fact is that the brain is like a muscle, because just like a muscle, the more it is used the better and stronger it becomes. Learning a language means you need to remember and memorise a lot of different grammatical rules, vocabulary and mistakes to avoid. This means every time you settle down to study you are giving your mind a workout and improving its ability to memorise and remember things. Multi-lingual people can recall facts, numbers and dates better than others!

Your first language will improve too

Learning grammar from another language means you become more aware of the rules for your own language. It makes you question why things are the way they are in your own language and means you can understand it better. Improving your listening skills in your new language will naturally make you a better listener in your own, as well as improving your clarity of speech when you practice pronouncing those difficult new words!

It will improve your overall academic performance

The benefits from sharpening your mind, improving your memory and easing stress will make it easier to study any subject. If you have exams in other subjects, for school or university for example, you will find studying a new language as well will aid your studying. Research has shown multi-lingual students consistently perform better than students with only one language. Your problem-solving skills will be improved and that can help you in countless ways!

It opens your horizons to new people and cultures

Imagine being able to communicate in another country fluently, understanding the people and their culture, and being able to read literature that was before inaccessible to you. Now you can really see the world through someone else’s eyes and open up new worlds and cultures for yourself. You can make new friends your new language with people that you may never have met before. Learning a new language is a chance to be involved in a new international community.

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It’s good for your career

Having a second or even third language on your CV is a sure-fire way to get that dream job you’ve always wanted. Perhaps you will be able to apply for that promotion in your company, where the job involves international travel or maybe you can apply for a job in new country and start to use and perfect your new language in a really immersive way. Some of the most successful people in the world are multi-lingual and that can be no coincidence. Learning a new language can benefit your mind, quality of life and career.

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Before you go to book your next English lesson with Scrambled Eggs, try the definitions quiz below!

5 Reasons to Learn a Language Definitions Quiz

Now you’ve read the article, try to find the definitions of the words in bold in this quiz. Good luck!