Space Capitalism

George Monbiot gives his view on billionaires Bezos and Branson and their ‘humanitarian’ missions into space.

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DOUBLE DOWN NEWS


What would happen if humans disappeared?

A nice example of the second conditional.
In this case someone has actually imagined the answer.

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British English vs. American English

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In my Life

Il testo del brano “In My Life” dei Beatles illustra molto bene, all’interno di un testo abbastanza semplice, come possono interagire tra di loro diversi tempi dei verbi. In fondo all’articolo, per chi è interessato, c’è una breve analisi dei tempi dei verbi.


Stampa il testo riportato sotto e, ascoltando il brano, riempi gli spazi
con i verbi mancanti nel tempo giusto.

Per aiutarti (se serve), ho compilato una lista di alcuni dei verbi che mancano.
Puoi passarci sopra con il mouse per avere il significato.

La versione completa si trova in fondo all’articolo.
Non sbirciare prima di svolgere l’esercizio!

WORD LIST
to rememberto changeto remainto recallto compareto lose

There are places I ____________

All my life though some ____________  ____________

Some forever not for better

Some ____________  ____________ and some ____________

All these places ____________ their moments

With lovers and friends I still ____________  ____________

Some ____________ dead and some ____________   ____________

In my life I ____________  ____________ them all

Continua a leggere…

Smile

Stampa il testo riportato sotto e, ascoltando il brano, riempi gli spazi
con le parole mancanti nella forma giusta.

Per aiutarti (se serve), ho compilato una lista delle parole che mancano.
Puoi passarci sopra con il mouse per avere il significato.

La versione completa si trova in fondo all’articolo.
Non sbirciare prima di svolgere l’esercizio!

WORD LIST
to achecloudto cryeven thoughfearto get bygladnessto hideto keep on
to light upmaybenearsadnessto shineskysorrowtearworthwhile

Smile though your heart is ___________ ,

Smile ___________   ___________  it’s breaking,

When there are  ___________  in the ___________ ,

You’ll  ___________  ___________  .

If you smile through your  ___________  and  ___________  ,

Smile, and  ___________  tomorrow,

You’ll see the sun come  ___________  through

For you.

 

___________  ___________  your face with  ___________  ,

___________  every trace of  ___________  ,

Although a  ___________  may be ever

So  ___________  .

That’s the time you must  ___________  ___________  trying,

Smile, what’s the use of  ___________  ,

You’ll find that life is still  ___________  ,

If you just smile.

That’s the time you must  ___________  ___________  trying,

Smile, what’s the use of  ___________  ,

You’ll find that life is still  ___________  ,

If you just smile.


ATTENZIONE
VERSIONE CORRETTA QUI SOTTO

right-wrong

down-arrows

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Smile though your heart is aching,
Smile even though it’s breaking,
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by.

If you smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile, and maybe tomorrow,
You’ll see the sun come shining through
For you.

Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness,
Although a tear may be ever
So near.

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying,
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying,
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.


Trouble in school

CROWN ACADEMY OF ENGLISH

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Leaving on a jet plane

Stampa il testo riportato sotto e, ascoltando il brano, riempi gli spazi
con i verbi mancanti nel tempo giusto.

Per aiutarti (se serve), ho compilato una lista di alcuni dei verbi che mancano.
Puoi passarci sopra con il mouse per avere il significato.

La versione completa si trova in fondo all’articolo.
Non sbirciare prima di svolgere l’esercizio!

VERB LIST
to be backto blowto breakto bringto closeto come backto die
to dreamto go   to hateto have toto holdto kissto knowto leave
to let 
to let (somebody) downto meanto packto play aroundto sing
to smile 
to stand to tellto thinkto waitto wake up

All my bags  _______   __________ , I’m ready to go,

I  _____   __________  here outside your door,

I  __________  to wake you up to say goodbye.

But the dawn  _____  __________ , it’s early morn,

The taxi  _____  __________ , he  _____  __________  his horn,

Already I’m so lonesome I __________  __________.

So  __________  me and  __________  for me,

__________  me that you  _____  __________  for me,

__________  me like you  _____  never  __________  me go.

‘Cause I  _____  __________  on a jet plane,

_______  __________  when I  _____  _____  _______  again,

Oh babe, I  __________  to go.

There’s so many times I  _______  _______  you __________ ,

So many times I  _______  __________  __________ ,

I  __________  you now, they  __________  __________  a thing.

Every place I  __________ , I  _______  __________ of you,

Every song I  __________ , I  _______  __________  for you,

When I  __________  __________ , I  _______  __________  your wedding ring.

So __________ me and __________ for me,

__________ me that you _____ __________ for me,

__________ me like you _____ never __________ me go.

‘Cause I _____ __________ on a jet plane,

_______ __________ when I _____ _____ _______ again,

Oh babe, I __________ to go.

Now the time  _______  __________ to leave you,

One more time,  _______  me  __________  you,

Then  __________  your eyes and I’ll be on my way.

__________  about the days to come,

When I  __________  __________  to leave alone,

About the times, I  __________  __________  to say:

__________ me and __________ for me,

__________ me that you _____ __________ for me,

__________ me like you _____ never __________ me go.

‘Cause I _____ __________ on a jet plane,

_______ __________ when I _____ _____ _______ again,

Oh babe, I __________ to go.

 

I  _____  __________  on a jet plane,

_______  __________  when I  _____  _____  _______  again,

Oh babe, I  __________  to go.


ATTENZIONE
VERSIONE CORRETTA QUI SOTTO

right-wrong

down-arrows

down-arrows


All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go,
I’m standing here outside your door,
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye.
But the dawn is breaking, It’s early morn,
The taxi’s waiting, he’s blowing his horn,
Already I’m so lonesome I could die.

So kiss me and smile for me,
Tell me that you’ll wait for me,
Hold me like you’ll never let me go.

‘Cause I’m leaving on a jet plane,
Don’t know when I’ll be back again,
Oh babe, I hate to go.

There’s so many times I’ve let you down,
So many times I’ve played around,
I tell you now, they don’t mean a thing.
Every place I go, I’ll think of you,
Every song I sing, I’ll sing for you,
When I come back, I’ll bring your wedding ring.

So kiss me and smile for me,
Tell me that you’ll wait for me,
Hold me like you’ll never let me go.

‘Cause I’m leaving on a jet plane,
Don’t know when I’ll be back again,
Oh babe, I hate to go.

Now the time has come to leave you,
One more time, let me kiss you,
Then close your eyes, I’ll be on my way.
Dream about the days to come,
When I won’t have to leave alone,
About the times, I won’t have to say:

Kiss me and smile for me,
Tell me that you’ll wait for me,
Hold me like you’ll never let me go.

‘Cause I’m leaving on a jet plane,
Don’t know when I’ll be back again,
Oh babe, I hate to go.

I’m leaving on a jet plane,
Don’t know when I’ll be back again,
Oh babe, I hate to go.


Misterduncan’s Full English – 13

Simpaticamente sopre le righe e con quel “humour” che contraddistingue la razza inglese, Misterduncan presenta in ogni episodio del suo “Full English” un calderone di vocaboli, espressioni e usanze sempre interessanti ed utili, e con una pronuncia chiara e facile da seguire (ci sono anche i sottotitoli in ogni caso).

In questo episodio il tema principale è attualissimo: il caldo estivo!

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