Learn English with the News – Switzerland Experiences Chocolate Snow

Who said snow always has to be white? In a small town in Switzerland, chocolate company Lindt treated the locals to a chocolate snowstorm! Every child’s food fantasy, it was actually an accident in the production facility.
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:

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Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

 

Switzerland Experiences Chocolate Snow! | Definition Match

Match the words to the correct definitions.

Switzerland Experiences Chocolate Snow! | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Switzerland Experiences Chocolate Snow! | 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:

“The residents of a small town in Switzerland were surprised when they began to experience some strange weather: Chocolate snow! On Friday 14th August this year, the Lindt factory in Olten, Switzerland, reported an error with its ventilation system. This error happened in an important area of the factory, where roasted cocoa nibs are made from pieces of crushed cocoa beans. The cocoa made its way into the fans, which was then pushed into the air by strong winds. This wind then helped the cocoa to cover the entire town. Pictures were shared on social media of cars covered in a light brown dust, as well as streets and windows. The company Lindt posted on Twitter: “Whoops! We made it snow chocolate dust around our factory in Switzerland. The vents are fixed now, but we have a few ideas for Christmas”. Lindt has offered to pay for any cleaning costs that should come up, but no-one in the town of Olten is complaining! The factory and the production of chocolate has continued normally since then, and Lindt said that the particles are completely harmless to both people and the environment, as they are made of completely natural cocoa. Many people on social media have joked about how it sounded like a dream come true, and many people said that they would love to move to Olten if something like this happens again!”

The Bloggs Family Tree – English Listening Comprehension Exercise

Hey guys, it’s time to play! Oggi nel nostro blog vi parliamo di alberi genealogici e, più in particolare, dell’albero genealogico della famiglia Bloggs!

Joe, Janet, Helen, Freddy… riuscite a star dietro alle varie generazioni?

Prendetevi il vostro tempo per ascoltare la traccia audio che abbiamo creato per voi, e scoprite con noi la famiglia Bloggs! Siete in grado di ricostruire questo intricato albero genealogico? È tempo di mettersi alla prova!

Per testare le vostre abilità di comprensione orale, abbiamo anche preparato due piccoli esercizi per voi! Quante risposte riuscite ad indovinare?!

 

The Bloggs Family Tree | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false.

The Bloggs Family Tree | Fill in the Blank

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Full Text:

“Joe Bloggs is 70 years old, and he’s retired. Joe’s wife Janet is as old as Joe. She is a writer. Joe’s children are called Helen and Freddy. Helen is two years older than Freddy, who is 38 years old. Helen is an architect and Freddy is a salesman. Helen and Freddy are both married. Helen’s husband David is much older than her. He is 15 years older, and he is an accountant. They have two children, Chris and Harry. Chris, who is 16, is five years older than Harry. Freddy’s wife Anne is a little younger than him, 1 year younger, to be exact. She is a doctor. Their daughter’s name is Chloe. Chloe is 3 years old.”

Learn English with the News – Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020

Trump, Biden, West? The 2020 USA Presidential Election is set for the two primary candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties. But on July 4th we learned of one more candidate who will certainly get his share of publicity. Watch the video and do the accompanying 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:

Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020 | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020 | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020 | 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:

“Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, rapper Kanye West declared his candidacy for US president. The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump and Joe Biden chose Independence Day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a strong social media reaction. With just four months to go before polling day on 3 November, it was not clear if West’s tweet would have been more fitting on April Fools’ day than Independence Day. It also wasn’t clear if the 43-year-old filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots. The deadline to add independent candidates to the ballot has not yet passed in many states. West, a 21-time Grammy award winner, received an immediate endorsement from Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric-car maker Tesla, who tweeted in reply: “You have my full support!” If he runs, West will follow in a long tradition of independent or third-party campaigns challenging the Democratic and Republican stranglehold. In 1992, Ross Perot, an eccentric Texan billionaire, took 19% of the vote. In 2000, Ralph Nader’s Green party took less than 3% but was blamed for giving the presidency to George Bush.”