Young Adults Renting Next Door to Retirees

There are many explanations: isolation among the elderly, rising rents almost anywhere near a coastal city, average life-expectancy increasing, an aging population, decreased birth rate, rising college tuition… While this seems less common in countries like Italy, it is a huge problem in the United States.

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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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Young Adults Renting Next Door to Retirees | Definition Match

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Young Adults Renting Next Door to Retirees | Fill in the Blank

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Young Adults Renting Next Door to Retirees | True or False

Decide if the statements are true or false.

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America’s latest housing trend is not about décor or “open concepts.” It’s about the rise of intergenerational—separated by at least one generation—roommates.

There are many explanations: isolation among the elderly, rising rents almost anywhere near a coastal city, average life-expectancy increasing, an aging population, decreased birth rate, rising college tuition… The fact is that older folks have space available, and tend to be happier with a young person around.

In one case, an opera singer and other musicians lived rent-free in a retirement community. How? They agreed to perform concerts for the residents occasionally.

Biologically, this type of living arrangement is kind of humanity’s natural state.

While almost all animals rapidly die off after they become too old to procreate, humans are capable of living decades beyond infertility.

Scholars think this is because our intelligence and life experiences, imparted into the next generation, act as another way to guarantee our genetics are transferred. For example, if you can live long enough to explain to your children and grandchildren which mushrooms they can eat, which snakes are poisonous, etc., those people will have a better chance of survival than a family who lost their parents early on.

Italian Parmesan Producers Fear for Future Amid Drought

The River Po, one of Italy’s most important rivers, is slowly drying up and in desperate need of rain. This has had an effect on the areas dairy farmers, who use its water for their cows and crops. The region in question is famous for its production of the world-renowned “parmigiano” cheese.

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:

Adapted from this article.

Italian Parmesan Producers Fear for Future Amid Drought | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Italian Parmesan Producers Fear for Future Amid Drought | Fill in the Blank

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.

Italian Parmesan Producers Fear for Future Amid Drought | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

 

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Full text:

The River Po, which cuts through Italy’s heartland, where 30% of its food is produced is fed by winter snow in the Alps and heavy rainfall in the spring. But in 2022, an unusually dry winter meant snow melt was scarce and spring rains only sporadic, which has led to the worst drought in the northern regions of Italy in more than 70 years. As a result, the Po is hitting record low water levels.

And that is a big problem for the millions of people who rely on the Po for their livelihoods. At dairy farms along the Po’s banks near Mantova, the prospect is grim. Water is an essential part of the operation to feed herds of Friesian cattle.

The milk cows that produce 30 liters of milk each per day are transformed into this region’s authentic Parmigiano Reggiano parmesan cheese. If the cows don’t each drink between 100 and 150 liters of water a day or are overheated, their milk won’t meet the rigid standards, and the cheese won’t be given the coveted seal of approval. The area produces about 52,000 rounds of the coveted cheese each year.

But a bigger concern than the water in their troughs is what they’ll eat. Farmers primarily take water primarily from the Po for crop irrigation to feed cattle. Farmers are worried about restrictions on water and where they could even buy feed if other farmers are suffering similarly.

If it doesn’t rain, things will only get worse. In Milan, Italy’s financial hub, the mayor has ordered all ornamental fountains turned off, and prohibited the washing of private vehicles or watering of gardens and lawns.

Italy is a net exporter of food, providing goods like wheat to many developing nations. A drought here is only exacerbating a food crisis. And the River Po is of incredible significance for Italians.

Gordon the Average Canadian

Canada, true north strong and free. A beautiful country with many sights to see! In this blog we are going to read about a typical Canadian man named Gordon and the things that he normally does. It’s full of stereotypes which are obviously exaggerated and only written as a joke, so do not worry if you think some of the examples are strange or ridiculous! It is simply a caricature of the common Canadian.

Before we get into his story let’s take a look at some vocabulary that you will encounter in order to help you fill in the blanks of the text that will follow:

Pay attention to – To focus on something, usually important.
Be careful about – To make sure to avoid potential harm.
Double check – To look over something a second time to make sure it is accurate.
Hurry up – to do something quicker than you were before.
Watch out for – To be alert to something.
Check out – To take notice of something.
Calm down – To relax yourself, especially after something stressful.

Have you heard or used these words before? Let us know in the comments!

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Gordon The Average Canadian | Fill in the Blank

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