Robbery | Listening Exercise

Scrambled Eggs Scuola di Inglese welcomes you to our blog! We have been teaching English in a beautiful location next to the Navigli for many years now, and we know that if a student would really like to progress with their language it is essential that they do regular study at home as well as in the classroom. We hope you like the listening exercise about a bank robbery below and you can make a habit of practicing a little at home every day!

While bank robberies make for great movie plots, the robbers rarely get away with their crimes! Once they are accused, the police quickly begin to investigate and the criminals are often convicted within weeks!

In todays blog, we are going to listen to two people talking about a bank robbery and the process of the criminal investigation!

Now try the following exercises to practice and improve your skills.

Robbery | Fill in the Gap

Fill in the gaps with the correct words.

Robbery | True or False

Decide if the statements are true or false.

Hmm, do you think Matteo’s boss is guilty, or is it just a big coincidence? Maybe Matteo is letting things play out so he can get a better job! Let us know in the comments below!

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Phobias

In today’s blog we are going to talk about phobias, which are defined as an excessive fear of an object or situation. While phobias seem to be a common thing that many people have, only around 8-10% of people are actually diagnosed with one! Interestingly enough, there are around 400 known phobias that one may have, but the good news is they are not very common and they can be treated! Let’s look at a couple interesting phobias before we begin:

Ablutophobia – A fear of bathing.

Arachibutyrophobia – A fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Nomophobia – A fear of not having your cell phone.

Turophobia – A fear of cheese.

In this blog, we will listen to an audio about getting treatment for a phobia of flutes! Let’s get started!

Now try the following exercises:

Phobias | Fill in the Blank

Complete the sentences with the right word.

Phobias | True or False

Decide if the statements are true or false.

Congratulations, you worked hard enough to make it to the end of our blog! How did it go? Did you learn anything new about phobias after completing the exercise? Do you have a phobia of your own? Let us know in the comments below! We are always available to answer any questions that you may have!

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Future Perfect Continuous

So you are doing something in the future up until a specific point in time. What verb tense would you use for this? Dah da daaaah, the future perfect continuous, of course! It is formed by subject + will + have been + verb in “ing” form.
An example would be “I will have been dancing for hours when the sun rises.” This describes that I will continue dancing until the mentioned point in time, when the sun rises. When the action starts is somewhat ambiguous though. I could have been dancing already, or I’m starting to dance now, or I won’t start to dance until the future, though before the sun rises. Think of it as you have projected yourself into the future, when the sun rises in this case, and you are looking back on all the dancing you have accomplished.
An important thing to note is that future perfect continuous is for action verbs only because it’s describing the duration of an action. For nonaction verbs (to be, to know, etc) you would use the future perfect tense. As a reminder the future perfect tense is formed by subject + will + have + past participle.

By the time I finish writing this blog, I will have been writing blog posts for three hours!

Future Perfect Continuous Quiz

Finish the sentences below using the future perfect continuous.

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