Italianisms in English (Part 1)

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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

Choose the correct answer.

 

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H&M To Make New Compostable Baby Clothes | Learn English with the News

Fast fashion may be coming to an end, as we mentioned in a previous BLOG. Here H&M is on its way to releasing its first line of 100% compostable baby clothes. Will they be a hit or a flop? Time will tell.

Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises on our website.

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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H&M To Make New Compostable Baby Clothes | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

H&M To Make New Compostable Baby Clothes | Fill in the Blank

Fill out the text below with the correct answers.

H&M To Make New Compostable Baby Clothes | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

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Full Text:

H&M is releasing a new line of baby clothes that can be recycled in an unexpected way once they’re worn out — composting.

The 12-piece organic cotton collection for newborns launches in May and includes tops, bottoms with adjustable waistbands and cuffs, jackets, hats and blankets. All items are set to be 100% biodegradable, including the pigments used to print designs on the clothing. The pieces are also deliberately absent of buttons or any metal trim.

The collection is certified for using materials free of chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment and producing the items with 100% recycled water and renewable energy. This latest effort from the Swedish fashion retailer comes amid rising volumes of global clothing waste and growing concern over fast fashion’s contribution to it.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 17 million tons of textile waste — with discarded clothing being the main source — was generated in the United States in 2018, the latest data available. The recycling rate was just 14.7%, with 2.5 million tons recycled.

In 2013, H&M launched a global garment collecting program and has set a goal of having all clothing sold in its stores be made from recycled or sustainably sourced materials by 2030. That figure currently stands at 80%, according to the company. The retailer collected more than 29,000 tons of garments for its recycling program in 2019 but said the pandemic slowed the effort in 2020 and 2021, with nearly 16,000 tons collected last year.

No and None – Negative determiners

What exactly is a determiner? A determiner is a phrase or word that occurs together with a noun and expresses the reference of that noun in context. Simply put, a determiner is word in front of a noun that shoes us what the noun is talking about! In this blog we are going to talk about two common negative determiners NO and NONE.

 

The negative determiner NO is used directly before nouns: it means not one or not any.

I have NO time to waste (not any time)

The sign says NO dogs allowed (not one dog)

 

None is a pronoun which means not one of a group of people, or things. None is also used with a noun.

They have got plenty of apples, but I have none (no apples)

I tried to grab a donut this morning, but there were none left (not one donut was left)

 

Let’s test your knowledge with a little quiz!

No or None?

Try to complete the sentences.

 

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