EU Wants to Put an End to Fast Fashion | Learn English with the News

Fast fashion is one of the leading contributors to climate change. Each year tens of thousands of tons of used clothes are collected and left in huge waste piles as a result of being unsold or donated. The EU is looking to change that by imposing stricter regulations on fast fashion companies.

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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 enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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EU Wants to Put an End to Fast Fashion | Definition Match

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EU Wants to Put an End to Fast Fashion | Fill in the Blank

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EU Wants to Put an End to Fast Fashion | True or False

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The European Commission wants to end “fast fashion” by 2030. It announced a vast expansion of

eco-design rules that could apply to any product, starting with textiles. The EU executive also wants large companies to disclose how much unsold stock they send to landfill, as part of a wide-ranging plan to crack down on throwaway culture.

EU eco-design rules, which set energy efficiency standards for a host of consumer goods, like toasters and washing machines, will also cover durability and recyclability. Manufacturers, for example, may have to use a certain amount of recycled content in their goods, or curb the use of materials that make them hard to recycle.

The average European throws away 11kg of clothes, shoes and other fabric goods every year. Textiles are the fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions as well as consuming vast amounts of water and raw materials. If the proposals come into force, they could have a big impact around the world, as nearly three-quarters of clothing and household textiles consumed in the EU are imported from elsewhere.

The proposals form part of the EU’s “circular economy” plan, which aims to lighten Europe’s ecological footprint on the world’s natural resources. The commission also wants to amend EU consumer law in an attempt to outlaw greenwashing and planned obsolescence. Describing a product as “environmentally friendly” or “eco” will be banned when the substance of the claim cannot be demonstrated.

Companies will also be obliged to tell consumers about features that shorten a product’s lifespan, for instance, software that stops or downgrades the functionality of smartphones and laptops over time.

“The Very Lonely Firefly” by Eric Carle | Learn English with your Kids!

Two of the most highly requested areas in English language learning are English for preschoolers (ages 3 – 5) and Business English. Although these areas can seem like polar opposites, they don’t have to be! It often occurs that adults spending all of their time concentrating on Business English miss out on the foundational words and phrases that play an integral part in speaking the language – words which appear frequently in the English directed towards very young learners.

So, in order to help you improve your foundations of English, here are some activities you can do with your children to not only help you to improve your English basics, but also help you to begin introducing English to your young learner.

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle



Read the book or listen to the video, then complete the quizzes with your preschooler!

The Very Lonely Firefly | Fill in the Blank

Fill out the text below with the correct answers.

The Very Lonely Firefly | Quiz 2

Choose the verbs related to light

The Very Lonely Firefly | Definition Match

Match the object with the light verb.

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Lezioni Online con Scrambled Eggs

La recente pandemia di Covid-19 ha comportato, per tanti studenti in tutto il mondo il passaggio alle lezioni a distanza. In Italia ciò ha sollevato un grande dubbio: una lezione svolta online può essere all’altezza di una lezione in presenza?


A Scrambled Eggs utilizziamo da sempre un metodo d’avanguardia, dove il ruolo della tecnologia è centrale già a partire dalle lezioni in presenza. Il nostro segreto è la Smartboard, che permette agli insegnanti di utilizzare media, grafici, e qualsiasi cosa che riesca a stimolare gli studenti durante le lezioni; ogni appunto viene poi salvato e inviato in formato PDF agli studenti, così che possano avervi accesso in qualunque momento da casa.

Grazie alle piattaforme per le lezioni online, le lezioni da remoto sono più semplici che mai: la condivisione dello schermo permette di progettare le lezioni proprio come faremmo a scuola utilizzando le nostre smartboards di ultima generazione!

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Insomma, le nostre lezioni online offrono la stessa precisione ed efficienza fatta su misura, con una libertà nel prenotare e nello svolgere le lezioni come mai vista prima!

E i corsi di gruppo?

Grazie all’incredibile piattaforma Zoom, anche i corsi di gruppo si possono tranquillamente seguire da casa!

Oltre alla condivisione dello schermo, infatti, la funzione “Breakout Rooms”, permette agli insegnanti madrelingua non solo di dividere gli studenti in piccoli gruppi per far loro svolgere diversi esercizi, ma anche di entrare e uscire dalle “Breakout Rooms” a piacimento, consentendo così il costante monitoraggio dei progressi degli studenti.

In questo modo è possibile svolgere i nostri caratteristici giochi di ruolo, le presentazioni e i lavori di gruppo basati sull’argomento del giorno come se si fosse a scuola, ma comodamente da casa!