“Blinding” – British slang

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Example sentences from the web:

  • I was waiting for a blinding revelation that never came.
  • He showed a blinding display of skills.

“Blinding” in the news: The Blinding Success Of The Lumineers

 

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The first video is out! – English4Gamers – Super Mario Bros

You can find a vocabulary list below the video 😉 (you can download it as PDF file).

Vocabulary list

  • Gamer => a person who plays games and especially video or computer games.
  • Fake => not real, but made to look or seem real.
  • Score => the number of points someone gets in a game or test.
  • A piece of cake => something that is very easy to do.
  • To configure => to arrange or prepare (something) so that it can be used
  • Controller => a device or piece of equipment used to operate a machine, vehicle, or system. controller meaning.png
  • To restart (that sounds  like Richard ahahahh) = to make (something) start again after it has stopped.
  • Mushroom =>mushroom super mario.jpg
  • To run out => to finish; to come to an end.
  • Darkness => a state in which there is little or no light.darkness.jpg
  • Brick => brick meaning.png
  • Quote => to repeat (something that is written or said by another person) exactly.
  • Screen => the part of a television or computer that shows images or writing.screen meaning.png
  • To cheat => to break a rule or law usually to gain an advantage at something.
  • Spike => a long, thin rod that ends in a point and is often made of metal.
  • To skip => to not do something that you usually do.

Vocabulary list first episode English4Gamers (in English)
Lista dei vocaboli inglese-italiano primo episodio English4Gamers

Richard’s questions:

  1. Can you say “restart” in English?
    Yes, you totally can ;-)!
  2. How do you pronounce “delete”?
    You say it like this : /dɪˈliːt/

 

What is the Zika Virus? – vocabulary, video, and exercises with answers.

I suggest that you read this list of words you may not know before watching the video.

VOCABULARY

To spread : to become larger or to affect a large area.
Ex. The fire spread through the six-storey building via the single staircase which acted as a chimney.

To detect : to discover or ascertain the existence.
Ex. 
Irregularities were detected on seven of the websites.

To break out : if something dangerous or unpleasant breaks out, it suddenly starts.
Ex. 
War broke out in 1914.

To transmit : to give or pass from one person to another; to cause (a virus, disease, etc.) to be given to.
Ex. 
Hepatitis C is a life-threatening viral disease transmitted primarily by blood contact.

To link : to make a connection between two or more things, ideas or people.

Paralysis : a condition in which you can’t move or feel al or part of your body.

Spike : a very high level.

Outbreak : a sudden increase, rise.

Mild : not strong in action or effect.

Vaccine : a substance injected into a person or animal to protect against a particular disease.

Downloadable PDF: What is the Zika Virus – vocabulary

Answer the following questions:

  1. How many people could be affected by Zika virus this year?

  2. Where was it discovered and when?

  3. Where did it break out in 2015?

  4. How is this virus transmitted?

  5. What are some of the effects of Zika virus?

  6. Is there a treatment for this virus?

  7. When could be ready a vaccine against Zika virus?

Fill in the gaps with the correct word from the box.

fill in the gaps

 

  1. Zika virus could _________ tofour million people this year.

  2. It was ____________ in Uganda in the 1940’s.

  3. It ______________ in the Americas and the Caribbean in 2015.

  4. Zika is _______________ through a particular species of mosquito that ______________ mostly in tropical regions.

  5. Zika has been _______________ to paralysis and birth defects.

  6. Officials are now _____________ pregnant women not to travel to places where there is an active Zika ___________.

  7. Officials say finding a vaccine could _____________ to a decade.

Downoadable PDF: What is the Zika Virus – exercises

Downloadable PDF: What is the Zika Virus – correct answers

 

To hang out – English slang

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Example sentences from the web:

  • Since he got a girlfriend he stopped hanging out with his friends.

  • Byron and some of the other poetic dudes are planning to hang out at Jack Straws before we go to sup. Like to join us?

  • You still hang out at the pool hall?

Slideshare

Slideshare is a community that allows people to upload and share slides and other resources. Its aim is to share knowledge online.

For example, this is a presentation on plural nouns in English:

This is a book on phrasal verbs in context:

This one could help you improve your vocabulary:

This is how it looks when you search for a topic:
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First of all, you have to write the topic you are interested in (on the top), then you can click on the search icon. The image above shows you how it will appear on your screen. After you’ve clicked on the “search” button, you can change the language (look at the red arrow on the right). Thanks to this option, you will be able to find resources not only in English but also in other languages.

For example, choosing French, instead of English, this is what’ll appear on your screen:
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