Italianisms in English (Part 1)

Good morning! Good afternoon! Good evening! It’s always a good time to learn English. At Scrambled Eggs English School of Milan we are always ready to serve up some English goodness, so crack open that shell of procrastination with your spoon of determination and tuck into our yolky exercises.

Italian speakers bring their own unique “quirks” to the English language, based on the structure and logic of the Italian language. The same is true for English speakers learning Italian, or for French people learning Spanish, or for anyone learning any language!

This is because, when we learn a new language, we tend to translate directly from our native language, which doesn’t always work.

In this quiz, you’ll learn about some common “Italianisms” and how to transform them into correct English phrases. Don’t worry if you make mistakes: mistakes are how we learn!

Italianisms in English | Quiz 1

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Demonstrative pronouns

Would you look at that, we are going to talk about demonstrative pronouns today!

What exactly is a demonstrative pronoun? Let’s find out!

A demonstrative pronoun (this, that, these and those) are used instead of a noun to point out people or things.

If something is near in distance or time, we use this (singular) or these (plural)

If something is far in distance or time, we use that (singular) or those (plural)

 

 

 

Let’s look at some examples:

  • That is my brother (he is far away).
  • These are some crazy times (talking about the present [now])
  • Look at this cool new phone (something that is close)
  • Those were the days! (talking about the past).

 

Let’s try a quiz and see how well you know it!

Demonstrative pronouns | QUIZ

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Prepositions of Place (with Bailey Beagle)

Sometimes we lose our keys, our wallet, and even our cellphone!
It is very frustrating when we don’t know where things are or where they go. It is even worse when we don’t know how to say where things are and where they go!
On, under, over, above, into, between, behind, below, near, next to… and the list goes on!

There are so many ways to describe the position of things! How can we possibly remember them all?
But, have no fear, Scrambled Eggs is here with some common prepositions of place.

So next time you need to find that lost item, you can simply ask yourself (in English, of course) “Did I leave it on the kitchen counter?” or “Did it fall under the table?” maybe it even went behind the couch!

Our sweet Bailey Beagle will guide us through some of the more difficult prepositions of place. Hopefully her cuteness will help us to remember when to use those pesky prepositions!

Prepositions of Place | QUIZ

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Did you enjoy learning a little English today?

If you can make a habit of practicing at least a little bit every day, your overall level will improve significantly.  Here are a selection of other resources you can use to continue your English journey: : https://scrambledeggsinglese.it/english-exercises/. Also, check us out on Instagram or come to our English school in Milan to say hello!