Couple Finds Coins Worth $250,000 Under Their Floor

Treasure
Gold coins. Treasure!

Some people have all the luck. Every now and then someone does a little renovating and comes across a bit of life-changing loot. Who wouldn’t want to find some extra cash stashed away in some hidden spot in their home?

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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 that’s all for the introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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Couple Finds Coins Worth $250,000 Under Their Floor | Definition Match

Couple Finds Coins Worth $250,000 Under Their Floor | Definition Match

Couple Finds Coins Worth $250,000 Under Their Floor | Fill in the Blank

Couple Finds Coins Worth $250,000 Under Their Floor | Fill in the Blank

Couple Finds Coins Worth $250,000 Under Their Floor | True or False

Couple Finds Coins Worth $250,000 Under Their Floor | 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. We would love to help you on your quest to learn the English language!

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One lucky couple found a hoard of 260 British gold coins stashed in a small metal pot under their home’s floorboards during a kitchen renovation.

Originally believing it to be the ruins of electrical wiring, they called a London-based auctioneer for help appraising the mysterious glittering coins. The coins date from the reigns of James I to George I and are about £100,000 worth of gold in today’s money. As relics of Great Britain’s past, however, auctioneers expect the collection to fetch about £250,000.

While most of the coins were standard issues, a few stick out as unique. One, a George I guinea from 1720, has a minting error—the coin is missing the king’s head. Another is a Brazilian gold coin that was minted in 1720 and circulated, in a state of outlawry, in England during that time.

Coincidentally, as the 1996 Treasure Law stipulates, any gold or silver coin minted 300 years in the past becomes government property, but is purchased from the finder at a fair market price and is placed in a museum.

All but one of the coins were minted around 292 years ago, meaning they are not considered treasure and are able to be auctioned.

English Placement Test- Discover your English level by completing the test

Interested in knowing how well-versed you are in English grammar?  Find out your English proficiency level by taking our multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank test.

The test is scored according to a rating system, with difficult questions (those near the completion) awarding more points than those at the start.

Total available points are 121 out of 33 questions. The English proficiency scale is as follows:

A1: 0-12 points. You really have to expand your knowledge because your English is at an elementary level!
A2: 13-37 points. You struggle in actual discussions despite having a fair grasp of the fundamentals, such as the most basic vocabulary and grammar structures.
B1: 38-78 points. You speak at an intermediate level. Although you have a great base, you struggle with challenging words, sentences, and subjects.
B2: 79-102 points. You speak at a less advanced level. You are an expert at the fundamentals and what is important, and you communicate clearly. You occasionally struggle with more complicated debates, but you can usually get by using straightforward language and fundamental concepts.
C1: 103-115 points. You can carry on conversations with native speakers despite having certain lexical gaps and not always understanding how to phrase everything. You generally have excellent grammar.
C2: 116-121 points. You are fluent in colloquial idioms, proverbs, and intricate grammar structures.

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English Placement Test

Try out the following English language quiz to test your skills and find out your level!

Obviously, compared to your actual level, this is a very low one. At Scrambled Eggs, before beginning a new course, we invite the students to complete an oral exam with one of our teachers to determine their actual English proficiency level.

Check out our English language blog if you’re looking to learn more about the language. You can find a variety of English activities on our website to help you learn and improve your language skills, from simple grammar drills to fascinating Ted Talks given by some of the most well-known public figures in the world!

Robbery | Listening Exercise

Scrambled Eggs Scuola di Inglese welcomes you to our blog! We have been teaching English in a beautiful location next to the Navigli for many years now, and we know that if a student would really like to progress with their language it is essential that they do regular study at home as well as in the classroom. We hope you like the listening exercise about a bank robbery below and you can make a habit of practicing a little at home every day!

While bank robberies make for great movie plots, the robbers rarely get away with their crimes! Once they are accused, the police quickly begin to investigate and the criminals are often convicted within weeks!

In todays blog, we are going to listen to two people talking about a bank robbery and the process of the criminal investigation!

Now try the following exercises to practice and improve your skills.

Robbery | Fill in the Gap

Fill in the gaps with the correct words.

Robbery | True or False

Decide if the statements are true or false.

Hmm, do you think Matteo’s boss is guilty, or is it just a big coincidence? Maybe Matteo is letting things play out so he can get a better job! Let us know in the comments below!

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