Olympic Swimmers Superlatives

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Take a look at this chart with information about 3 famous Olympic swimmers! Who is the best? The fastest?

Olympic Swimmers Superlatives - True or False

Choose true or false for the following statements.

Olympic Swimmers Superlatives - Fill in the Blank

Write the correct superlative to complete the sentence.

 

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Italianisms in English (Part 2)

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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.

Check out the part 1

In this quiz, you’ll discover more common “Italianisms”. Can you transform them into correct English phrases?Again, don’t worry if you make mistakes as you go: mistakes are how we learn!

Italianisms in English | Quiz 2

Choose the correct answer.

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Borrow/Lend

Borrow- Borrowed – Borrowed

Lend – Lent- Lent

There is a very simple difference between borrow and lend, however it is a difference that many people find hard to understand. To make it simple, borrow is the action of taking something from someone for a short period of time and lend is the opposite, the action of giving something to someone again, for a short period of time.

Here are a few examples:

Can I borrow your pen?

I will lend you my pen.

 

Can she borrow your bag?

I will lend her my bag.

 

Can I borrow your phone?

I will lend you my phone.

 

Could you lend me some money?

Ask Laura to lend you some as I don’t have any.

Laura, could I borrow some money please?

 

Can she borrow your laptop?

I am sorry I have already lent it to someone! Doesn’t she have one?

 

Personal pronouns always come after the word lend: I will lend you some money

 

Take a look at the table below to help you understand the concept.

 

 

When you think you are ready have a go at the word choice exercise which is followed by a true or false task!

Good luck!

Borrow/Lend - Fill in the Blank

Read the text below and choose the correct verb.

Borrow/Lend - True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.