5 cose che devi sapere sull’ammissione ai college americani

#1 Ci puoi entrare. Davvero.

L’ammissione al college non è poi così competitiva come si potrebbe pensare. Meno di 100 università negli Stati Uniti sono altamente selettive, il che significa che accettano meno del 25 percento dei candidati. Quasi 500 college con percorsi quadriennali accettano invece oltre il 75 percento dei candidati. Mentre quelli ad ammissione aperta accettano tutti o la maggior parte dei diplomati.

#2 Sei più di un punteggio nei test.

Ai college interessa maggiormente il tuo lavoro svolto al liceo. Cercano studenti che abbiano conseguito ottimi voti in corsi impegnativi. Provano anche a conoscere la tua persona guardando oltre ciò che fai nell’aula di studio. Approfitta delle opportunità come il saggio per l’ammissione e il colloquio per mostrare un quadro più completo di chi sei.

#3 Sei tu che comandi.

Questo è il tuo futuro, e sei al posto di guida. Rimani concentrato su ciò che è importante per te e su ciò che vuoi ottenere dalla tua esperienza universitaria. La pianificazione della tua vita al college a volte può sembrare travolgente, ma se prendi il comando e rimani concentrato sui tuoi obiettivi, puoi far funzionare le cose.

#4 Sei unico.

Dovresti basare la tua scelta su quanto un college si adatti o meno alle tue esigenze. Non preoccuparti di come è classificato in un elenco o di quanto sia famoso. Lo sforzo che metterai e le opportunità che saprai sfruttare una volta arrivato lì saranno più importanti del college che sceglierai. Una volta che ti sei laureato, saranno i tuoi risultati e le tue abilità a contare di più.

#5 Non sei da solo.

Famiglia, insegnanti e amici sono una grande risorsa. Discuti dei tuoi piani riguardo al college con loro e chiedi se puoi aiuto e consigli. Prendi un appuntamento con un consulente scolastico o il tuo preside per parlare del processo di candidatura, delle università adatte a te e delle varie opzioni di aiuto finanziario.

 

Articolo tradotto da qui.

How to Play Scrabble | English Reading Comprehension

Hey guys, it’s time to play! Oggi il nostro blog si occuperà del gioco di parole più famoso al mondo: Scrabble! È molto simile al nostro Scarabeo, ma con delle varianti. L’obiettivo è però sempre quello di formare delle parole di senso compiuto.
Ve lo consigliamo perché pensiamo sia un ottimo modo per fare pratica con parole in lingua inglese, aumentando la qualità del vostro vocabolario.

Abbiamo preparato poi sotto un esercizio per voi, sempre con questo proposito. E se ne avete voglia, provate a controllare qui 5 giochi in scatola intramontabili che possono dare un tocco diverso alla tua giornata!

Lo Scrabble venne inventato negli anni della Grande Depressione da Alfred Mosher Butts, al tempo un architetto disoccupato. Da quei giorni, lo Scrabble ha fatto la storia dei giochi da tavola, divenendo proprietà della Hasbro negli Stati Uniti e in Canada. Ma quali sono esattamente le regole di questo famosissimo gioco? E come si fa a vincere? Scoprilo nell’esercizio sottostante! 😉

How to Play Scrabble - Gap Fill

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

 

Full Text:

“If you want to play Scrabble, you will need from 2 to 4 players. You play the game on a board, and in the beginning all players take 7 letters from a bag full of letters. Every letter has a different point value, and the less popular letters will give you more points. The goal of the game is to create big words in the spaces that give you more points. Players take turns playing, and sometimes your opponents can take a long time to play each turn. After you play a word, you have to collect more letters from the bag. During the game, if you don’t like the letters you have, you can trade them for new ones from the bag. If you do this, your turn will be finished. If there are no more pieces in the bag later in the game, you will have to finish the letters you have in your hand. You reach the end of the game when there are no more letters in the bag and players can’t form any new words.”

Learn English with the News – 2m children in UK ‘have done almost no school work in lockdown’

The COVID-19 pandemic has created trying times, and one of the areas most affected by the lockdown is education. Students in the UK have suffered a remarkable amount, and today’s “Learn English with the News” aims to shed light on the situation.

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:

2m children in UK ‘have done almost no school work in lockdown’ | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

2m children in UK ‘have done almost no school work in lockdown’ | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

2m children in UK ‘have done almost no school work in lockdown’ | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

 

Full Text

Private school pupils are five times more likely to get near-full-time teaching online during lockdown as those at state schools, according to research that suggests far less schoolwork is being done at home than previously thought. The study, by the UCL Institute of Education, found that 2 million children in the UK – about one in five – had done no school work at all, or managed less than an hour a day while studying at home. On average, pupils spent 2.5 hours a day doing schoolwork – half what was estimated in an earlier survey – while just 17% have put in more than four hours a day since schools closed in March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Prof Francis Green, the lead author of the study, said its findings painted a gloomy picture of lost schooling and low amounts of schoolwork at home. Seven out of 10 state school children have had no online lessons at all, or less than one a day, the research found. Almost a third of private schools have been providing four or more online lessons every day, compared with 6% of state schools providing such a comprehensive timetable. The digital divide has also played a key role in significant discrepancies in home study. Nearly all private schoolchildren who formed part of the survey had access to a computer at home, while one in five of those on free school meals had no access. Private schools have also provided more offline work during lockdown – 31% provided four pieces or more, compared with 22% of state schools. In half of private schools, pupils have spent
upwards of four hours a day on schoolwork, compared with just 18% of state schools. Children from poorer families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) are at a particular disadvantage, with 15% getting four or more pieces of offline schoolwork compared with 21% of non-FSM pupils. Meanwhile, 11% of those on free school meals spent more than four hours on schoolwork compared with nearly a fifth of their non-FSM classmates. The findings came as secondary school pupils who are due to sit exams next summer began to return to class for some face-to-face time ahead of the summer holiday.

 

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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