Archivi categoria: U.K. and U.S.A.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

At the moment the United Kingdom is celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, that is 60 years of her reign.  Celebrations have started at the beginning of this year but they have reached their peak the last 2nd June and will … Continua a leggere

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Quotations on stereotypes.

“I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.” -Peter Ustinov- “Americans are a lot more open, of course. There’s something more declamatory in the way you express emotions. It’s a stereotype but it’s true. British people … Continua a leggere

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Tongue Twister

  How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.   … Continua a leggere

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The tradition of drinking tea in Britain.

The British are the major consumers of tea in the world, but this beverage appeared in England only in the mid 17th century. The first tea’s importers from Asia were the Portuguese and the Dutch in 1610. Tea became very … Continua a leggere

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Straniero

THE STRANGER The Stranger within my gate, He may be true or kind, But he does not talk my talk– I cannot feel his mind. I see the face and the eyes and the mouth, But not the soul behind. … Continua a leggere

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The British sense of humour.

The British sense of humour is well-known all over the world, but it is difficult to define it precisely because it concerns several domains of life. It is based on social norms, English culture and linguistic creativity. It contains self-irony, … Continua a leggere

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Speaking Italian = Talking with hands

Italians are known for massively using body language and hand gestures and they are constantly mocked because of that. It’s probably very difficult for us to understand why our gestures are so confusing and, sometimes, annoying to foreign people, but … Continua a leggere

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British accent vs. American accent

  Video -> British Accent vs American Accent         Video -> Beyoncè tries to do a British accent                 What about you? Which accent do you feel more comfortable with?

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Do you speak English? No! (part 2)

Here we go again –> Italian speaks english

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(False) anglicisms in Italian

We know that the Italian language, unlike French, is full of words which belong to the English vocabulary, especially in some specific domains, such as economics, sport and information technology. But are we sure they are all proper English words? … Continua a leggere

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