Facciamolo per loro: loro lavorano per noi! (Stay home!)

Cari students, è ormai chiaro per tutti (spero!!!!!): se non rimaniamo a casa, non ne usciremo.Negli scorsi giorni ho parlato con amici e allievi impiegati in alcuni settori essenziali, e mi hanno tutti confermato l’importanza del rimanere a casa e rispettare le regole. Io ringrazio loro, gli impiegati dei negozi, delle farmacie, gli autisti, e […]

We must stay home: what can we do?

Dear students,Here are some ideas to fill these strange days we are experiencing: my suggestion, set a routine, but allow yourself to be emotional and overwhelmed every now and then: it’s human! We will overcome, if we follow the rules! Stay at home!

History of the English language

Interesting video for students of other languages: created by The Open University’s OpenLab, the animation is presented in ten “chapters,” beginning with an overview of words brought to the English language by the Vikings and Anglo Saxons, and carrying right on through to the present, into a discussion on the future of English and its […]

Phrasal verbs

Phrasal verb: a verb and a particle and/or a preposition co-occur forming a single semantic unit. This semantic unit cannot be understood based upon the meanings of the individual parts in isolation, but rather it must be taken as a whole. Phrasal verbs are always a hard chapter for English students, here a short snapshot of the verb “step”. Happy Saturday!  

Idioms!

“An idiom is a combination of words that has a figurative meaning owing to its common usage. An idiom’s figurative meaning is separate from the literal meaning.” Which is your favourite one? source: https://eslcforum.forumactif.com/

Powerful verbs to improve your writing

Check this nice picture giving you useful hints to improve your writing (not only, keep in mind the different registers we use in English, whenever you are required to be more formal, this can be very useful too!), especially if you are preparing for an exam writing task! source: https://eslcforum.forumactif.com/

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