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Learning English through… Midterm Elections

novembre 3, 2018 | 0 Commenti

Parliamo questo mese delle elezioni statunitensi di metà mandato, che si terranno il 6 Novembre.

The 2018 US elections are called midterm because they take place in the middle of President Trump’s term. Normally the President’s...

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Learning English through… Antibiotics

ottobre 1, 2018 | 0 Commenti

Parliamo questo mese della penicillina, scoperta 90 anni fa.

We have to thank a serendipitous accident on a messy lab bench for one of the first antibiotics that forever changed medical history. Indeed, in returning from...

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Learning English through… diets

maggio 31, 2018 | 0 Commenti

Dieting books became common in the 20th century and before the 1900s there were very few books that talked about food regimens. One of the first recorded is called The art of living long and...

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Learning English through… new Royals

maggio 1, 2018 | 0 Commenti

Parliamo questo mese di Meghan Markle, che da maggio entra a far parte della famiglia reale inglese.

Since the announcement of her engagement with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has been one of the most talked-about women...

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Parliamo questo mese di una tradizione legata al Giovedì Santo in Inghilterra. We saw last year that Maundy Thursday is the name for the first day of the Triduum. In the UK, the Royal Maundy Service...

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Learning English through… Coding Languages

novembre 8, 2017 | 0 Commenti

Parliamo questo mese del sistema di uno dei linguaggi di programmazione più usati nel mondo: Python.

In december 1989, during the Christmas holidays, Dutch programmer Guido Van Rossum, 33 years old, had some time on his...

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Learning English through… Police Forces

settembre 30, 2017 | 0 Commenti

Parliamo questo mese del sistema di polizia americano

While in Europe centralized police systems are the norm, that is not the case in the US. Indeed, each level of government can choose to have its own...

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Learning English through… Comic Strips

giugno 2, 2017 | 0 Commenti

The 19th of June 1978 a new comic strip appeared in 21 American newspapers. Its characters were Garfield, a large cat with an orange fur and Jon, its owner. The creator of the strip was...

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Learning English through… NBA Teams

aprile 30, 2017 | 0 Commenti

Parliamo questo mese della storia dietro i nomi di alcuni dei team NBA – Today the NBA is one of the most important sport leagues in the world, with an estimated worth of more than 35...

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La Bella e la Bestia

marzo 2, 2017 | 0 Commenti

Parliamo questo mese del remake con attori reali de “La Bella e La Bestia”.  What started as an experiment with Maleficent in 2014 has quickly grown into a full-blown project for Disney that is planning...

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