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.

 

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:

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. “

5 consigli per candidarsi a un’università internazionale negli Stati Uniti nel 2020

Gli Stati Uniti hanno oltre 250 università e college elencati nelle ultime classifiche dell’istruzione superiore create da Times Higher Education, US News e TopUniversities.

Che sia l’attrazione di vivere il sogno americano, o semplicemente l’idea irresistibile di trovare il successo nella “terra dei liberi e casa dei coraggiosi”, circa 1 milione di studenti internazionali all’anno scelgono di iscriversi a un’università o college negli Stati Uniti.

Ma come puoi assicurarti di essere accettato subito? Di seguito noi di Scrambled Eggs ti illustreremo alcuni passaggi e approcci per selezionare un’università e ti forniremo tutti i dettagli che servono per essere ammesso.

Intanto, ti lasciamo con questo link che rimanda ad alcune delle migliori università statunitensi che dovresti prendere in considerazione per la tua avventura di studio all’estero, con tanto di punteggi SAT richiesti per accedervi.

 

E adesso mettiti comodo, e presta attenzione ai nostri 5 consigli!

  1. Preparati bene per la candidatura

– La maggior parte delle università americane ti offre la possibilità di candidarti direttamente sui loro siti web.

– Assicurati di leggere attentamente i requisiti di accesso quando fai domanda. Alcuni richiederanno test standardizzati (ad esempio GRE, GMAT , MCAT, LSAT) e altri richiederanno documenti diversi (campioni di scrittura, portfolio, elenco di brevetti acquisiti) come parte del processo di richiesta.

– La maggior parte degli studenti fa domanda per 3-5 università con l’obiettivo di aumentare le proprie possibilità di ammissione.

– Le tasse d’iscrizione all’università sono generalmente comprese tra 75-100 $, a seconda dell’università. Se hai problemi a pagare la quota d’ammissione, contatta direttamente l’università o il programma.

– Agli studenti non statunitensi potrebbe essere richiesto di fornire la prova che le loro abilità di lingua inglese sono sufficientemente competenti per frequentare le lezioni. Assicurati di avere a disposizione i tuoi certificati TOEFL iBT , IELTS Academic , PTE Academic o C1 Advanced .

Gli Stati Uniti attualmente non hanno un sistema di candidatura univoco per tutte le università. Gli studenti locali e internazionali dovrebbero quindi fare domanda direttamente attraverso le università stesse.
Utilizza i link sui siti web di ogni specifica università alla quale vuoi candidarti e segui attentamente le istruzioni.

 

  1. Requisiti linguistici per le domande di ammissione alle università degli Stati Uniti

Per assicurarti di essere in grado di apprendere e partecipare in modo efficace alle tue lezioni, dovrai dimostrare di avere competenze di lingua inglese sufficienti per richiedere l’ammissione a un’università statunitense. I punteggi minimi richiesti dipenderanno in gran parte dal programma e dall’università scelti. Tuttavia, la maggior parte delle università statunitensi accetterà uno di questi test:

  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service);
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language);
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English);
  • C1 Advanced (precedentemente noto come Cambridge English Advanced).

Controlla i requisiti dell’università e del programma per vedere il punteggio minimo che si aspettano dai candidati.

  1. Documenti richiesti per la tua domanda

Università e programmi diversi richiedono, ovviamente, anche documenti diversi. Ci sono comunque dei documenti che di base, per la tua iscrizione, ti verranno richiesti sempre; vediamo insieme quali:

  • Trascrizioni o registrazioni dei voti (scuola superiore e / o università);
  • Résumé / CV;
  • Punteggi dei test (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT);
  • Prova di conoscenza della lingua inglese;
  • Lettera di motivazione o dichiarazione di intenti;
  • Tassa d’iscrizione;
  • Scrittura campione;
  • Foto del passaporto.

 

  1. Scadenze per le domande universitarie negli Stati Uniti

Se stai facendo domanda per un Bachelor Degree negli Stati Uniti, le università in genere offrono due scadenze per le domande: ammissione anticipata e ammissione regolare.

  • Se stai facendo domanda per l’ammissione autunnale, le scadenze anticipate saranno tra ottobre e novembre dell’anno precedente.
  • Se stai facendo domanda per l’ammissione autunnale, le scadenze regolari per l’ammissione saranno tra febbraio e marzo dello stesso anno.

Se stai facendo domanda per un diploma post-laurea (Master o PhD), la scadenza per la tua domanda in un’università americana dipenderà dal semestre in cui ti stai immatricolando (assunzione primaverile o assunzione autunnale).

  • Se stai facendo domanda per l’ammissione autunnale, la scadenza può essere da gennaio a marzo.
  • Se stai facendo domanda per l’ammissione primaverile, la tua scadenza è probabilmente tra luglio e settembre dell’anno precedente.

Queste scadenze possono comunque variare considerevolmente a seconda del programma per il quale ti stai candidando o dell’università che desideri frequentare.
Assicurati di contattare l’università stessa qualora non fossi sicuro della scadenza corretta.

 

  1. Passi finali dopo aver ricevuto la lettera di accettazione dell’università

Congratulazioni per aver ricevuto la tua lettera di accettazione!

  • Se non sei un cittadino statunitense, dovrai utilizzare la tua lettera di accettazione per richiedere il visto per studenti F-1 .
  • Assicurati di prendere un po’ di tempo per richiedere finanziamenti e borse di studio. Puoi anche controllare il sito Studyportals – sezione Scholarship – per ottenere aiuto sul finanziamento dei tuoi studi all’estero.
  • Controlla se l’università a cui ti sei candidato richiede una tassa di iscrizione che ti garantisca il posto.
  • Festeggia alla grande per il raggiungimento del tuo obiettivo: quello di essere ammesso all’università dei tuoi sogni!

 

Per oggi è quindi tutto, ragazzi! Speriamo vivamente che questi consigli potranno un domani tornarvi utili ed aiutarvi a raggiungere ciò che desiderate. Nel frattempo, non possiamo fare altro che dirvi: forza con l’inglese!

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Learn English with the News – Vaccine sceptics might make trials a headache

The fight for or against vaccines has been raging in the UK, and scientists are worried that skepticism could affect the results of specific trials. 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:

Vaccine sceptics might make trials a headache | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Vaccine sceptics might make trials a headache | Fill In The Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Vaccine sceptics might make trials a headache | 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!

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

“It will soon be critical for the NHS to start vaccinating people against flu, to prevent hospitals
being swamped with flu and Covid-19 patients this winter. Large-scale trials of Covid-19
vaccines, already under way in some places, are likely to start in Bradford in the autumn. It's
therefore worrying, says Dr John Wright of the city's Royal Infirmary, that anti-vax conspiracy
theories seem to have flourished in this pandemic.
The numbers of hospital patients continue to slowly decline in the UK, almost down to single
figures this week. There is great relief in Bradford hospital, tempered by the inevitability of a
further spike of infection. You may know of the warning from Game of Thrones – winter is
coming – and never before has that phrase been so ominous. The prediction of a second wave
of Covid-19 in January, with the added layer of an influenza epidemic, is John Wright’s worst
fear. He and his team will be working hard to make sure they vaccinate as many people for flu
as they can in the autumn.
The race for an effective Covid-19 vaccine continues at pace. Over 130 candidate vaccines have
now been developed and more than 30 are in clinical trials, with some showing promising early
signs.
The Bradford Institute of Health Research is one of just five national centres for patient
recruitment to clinical trials, and the staff have lots of expertise with testing new drugs.
However, vaccine trials are a completely different ball game. Rather than trialling new drugs on
a small number of patients with specific diseases they will be testing new vaccines on hundreds
and thousands of healthy volunteers. They have been exploring how they could use sports
centres or community halls to recruit these volunteers, and how they can scale up their
research teams to cope with the numbers.
They had been preparing for two different vaccine trials, only for the companies to pull them
from the UK at the last minute and move them to the Americas. The pandemic fires have been
dampened in Europe, but in the US and Latin America they continue to rage, and if you are
going to test a new vaccine you need countries where the virus is still accelerating.
But despite these two false starts, there will be further trials of other candidate vaccines.
It’s therefore important to win the support of the public so that they sign up to these new trials,
and to do that there is a need to counter some of the growing false news stories that the public
are hearing on community grapevines, which are leading people to believe that the vaccines are
harmful.”