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Ripassando l'inglese 📖

Ripassando l'inglese 📖

By Alice
Lezioni, più o meno lunghe, di inglese: dalla grammatica, ai vocaboli, alla scrittura e agli esami e certificazioni, che sono la mia specialità.
Ho tre anni di esperienza nell'insegnamento e la mia passione per questa professione mi ha portata a creare questo podcast, sia per i mie studenti che per tutti quelli che vogliono imparare o migliorare il proprio livello di inglese.
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English lesson: how to talk about travelling 🇬🇧
In this video, we are looking at questions, vocabulary and expressions to talk about travelling in English.    In questa lezione, vediamo domande, termini ed espressioni idiomatiche per parlare di viaggi in inglese.   Download the lesson here:  Let's connect: Instagram 📷 @teacheralicee  Website 📖 LinkedIn🖇:
February 16, 2022
Writing an essay together: plastic bags should be banned
Question- In many countries plastic bags are the main source of rubbish, causing pollution on land and in the water, so many people think they should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Essay: Plastic bags are becoming more and more of a problem, especially in some countries where they are not recycled. Because they are not reused but thrown away, they contaminate not only the soil, but also water and, therefore, many people believe they should not be produced or sold anymore. In this essay, I will give three reasons why I agree with this statement. One of the risks of having non-reusable plastic bags in circulation is soil acidification. When thrown somewhere that is not a bin, these bags do not turn into compost, because they are not biodegradable. They, in fact, break down into tiny pieces, called micro-plastics that are absorbed by the soil, causing the acidification of it.  Another problem occurs when the bags land on fields, sometimes carried by the wind. This material can take hundreds of years to decompose and when on a crop, it stops the plant from breathing and, as a result, the plants die and cannot be harvested. Plastic bags, however, are not only threatening the soil, but water as well. One of the most reported issues is the killing of the creatures that live in the water. Many animals, such as dolphins and turtles, eat plastic bags thinking it is prey, jellyfishes for instance. Once they have done so, they will not feel the need to eat again and actually die of hunger. Many times, especially with birds, pieces of plastics will be brought to baby animals by their parents to feed them, causing an entire progeny to die. If nothing is done, many species may die out. In conclusion, I strongly agree with those who think that plastic bags should be considered as hazardous waste and should be banned, especially for the reasons outlined in this essay. Let's connect: 
November 19, 2021
IELTS speaking questions about nature+ vocabulary
- Do you think pollution is a big problem nowadays? - What do you do to prevent our environment from pollution? - Have you ever participated in any environmental events? Let's connect:  Read the script and related vocabulary on my website: 
October 22, 2021
IELTS speaking questions about books+ vocabulary
What kind of books do you like to read? Do you read the same kinds of books now that you read when you were a child? When do you think is the best time to read? Let’s connect: Read the script and related vocabulary on my website:
October 15, 2021
Uncountable nouns- cosa sono e come usarli
In questo episodio studiamo: - cosa sono i termini uncountable - con cosa si usano - con cosa non si usano - termini che cambiano di significato se usati come countable o uncountable per maggiori spiegazioni ed esercizi
September 12, 2021
Present simple- ripasso
In questo episodio ripassiamo: - come si forma il present simple - quando si usa il present simple - parole che ti possono aiutare a capire quando usare questo tempo verbale
September 05, 2021
Types of paragraphs to use in an English essay
In this episode, we will look at two different types of paragraphs to use in an English essay. Let's connect:
May 14, 2021
IELTS Speaking part 1 strategies
There are definitely some strategies you can use in speaking part 1 in the IELTS exam. This is what we are discussing in today's episode. 
April 16, 2021
English speaking lesson- IELTS
In this episode, you will have the opportunity to answer some speaking questions. If you can, record yourself and listen back when you are done.  Let's connect:
April 09, 2021
Have to VS Must: English grammar lesson
In this podcast episode, we are going to discuss the differences between the modal verb MUST and the semi-modal verb HAVE TO. Let's connect here: 
April 02, 2021
Reading English exercise: cheap fashion
Imagine this. In a hot, windowless room, young women are working side by side. They are workers in a factory in Bangladesh.1 Today they are making jackets. Together, they must sew hundreds of jackets every hour. That’s more than 1,000 a day. Each of these women will take home less than $3 for a whole day of work. One week later, these same jackets will arrive in the United States. They will show up in stores, where you can buy one for $14.99. These jackets are one example of fast fashion. When we say “fast fashion,” we are talking about clothes that are made quickly and then sold at very cheap prices. These clothes cost so little that many people can buy new outfits whenever they want — and then throw them away when they go out of style. More than 150 billion new pieces of clothing are made every year! Fast fashion may be cheap, but it has a dark side. Today, millions of people work in clothing factories called sweatshops. Many of these people live in China, Bangladesh, and other developing countries. These garment workers earn just a few dollars a day. And many of them are children or teenagers! In these factories, it is easy to get sick and to get hurt. Garment workers use dangerous chemicals to create and dye clothes. If they dare miss a day because they are sick, they might lose their job. Many people did not think about how their clothing was made until April 24, 2013. That is the day the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh collapsed. The factory had too many floors, too many workers, and too many machines. This accident killed and injured thousands of workers. After the accident, many big clothing companies promised to do things differently. They trained two million workers on how to work safely. They brought in engineers to check their factories. The fashion industry is the world’s second-largest polluter! Here are a few reasons why: 1. Clothes are made using toxic chemicals. Dangerous gases are released into the air when certain materials (such as polyester) are created. 2. In the United States, 25% of all pesticides are used on cotton farms. Some of these pesticides can cause asthma and other health problems. Chemicals from these farms pollute fresh water! 3. The average American throws away more than 70 pounds of clothes every year. Most of this clothing is burned or left in a landfill, where it can take hundreds of years to break down. The industry uses up a lot of natural resources. For example, it takes 1,800 gallons of water to make enough cotton for one pair of jeans. That is the same as 105 showers! People are starting to see the ugly side of fast fashion. They are learning more about how their clothes are made. And the clothing industry is starting to respond. In the United States, many small companies are creating clothes out of recycled or organic fabrics. Other larger companies are encouraging customers to recycle unwanted clothing. Everyone must play a role. Learn more about how your clothes are made and think carefully about what you buy. It can make a real difference. Questions: Think about how making cheap clothes puts people and the environment in danger. Does this make you want to change how you and your parents shop? If so, how? The author says that everyone must play a role to create change in this situation. What role can you play? How can you teach other people to help make a difference? Let's connect:
March 26, 2021
Multiple choice listening- IELTS
In this episode, we will discuss some techniques that you can use in the listening test when you have multiple-choice questions. Let's connect:
March 12, 2021
How to study grammar (without grammar books)
You don’t need to know grammar. You need to absorb it. In this episode, I will explain why and how. Book mentioned: How I Learn Languages. “You cannot learn language from grammar, but you learn grammar from language”. Link website: You can have a trial 15-minute lesson and writing corrections: contact me at
March 07, 2021
What you should do with a task 2 question- IELTS
In this episode, we are looking at what you should do when you read your task 2 question in IELTS academic.  Let's connect:
February 26, 2021
How to study vocabulary (not using word lists)
What we talk about: Sentence Flashcards (Quizlet: check it here) Dictations (to do also without a teacher) How many words you should learn When to study them My website: You can contact me here for any questions, enquires or if you want to book a lesson. 
February 21, 2021
English reading exercise: plastic bags
TEXT:  Plastic bottles lying in the gutter. Grocery bags tangled in branches. Food wrappers scuttling across the ground on a windy day. Although such examples of litter easily come to mind, they only hint at the serious and growing problem of plastic pollution — a problem mostly hidden from view. The problem with plastics is they do not easily degrade. They may break down, but only into smaller pieces. The smaller those pieces get, the more places they can go. Many pieces wind up at sea. Tiny bits of plastic float throughout the world’s oceans. They wash up on remote islands. They collect in sea ice thousands of kilometers from the nearest city. They even meld with rock, creating a whole new material. Some scientists have proposed calling it plastiglomerate. Exactly how much plastic is out there remains a mystery. Scientists are hard at work trying to find out. So far, though, experts haven’t found as much plastic floating in the oceans as they expected. All that missing plastic is worrisome, because the smaller a plastic bit becomes, the more likely it will make its way into a living thing, whether a tiny plankton or an enormous whale. And that may spell some real trouble. INTO THE SOUP [5]Plastics are used to make countless everyday products — from bottles to auto bumpers, from homework folders to flowerpots. In 2012, 288 million metric tons (317.5 million short tons) of plastic were produced worldwide. Since then, that amount has only grown. Just how much of that plastic winds up in the oceans remains unknown: Scientists estimate about 10 percent does. And one recent study suggests as much as 8 million metric tons (8.8 million short tons) of plastic wound up in the ocean in 2010 alone. How much plastic is that? “Five plastic bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world,” says Jenna Jambeck. She’s the researcher from the University of Georgia, in Athens, who led the new study. It was published February 13 in Science. Of those millions of tons, as much as 80 percent had been used on land. So how did it get into the water? Storms washed some plastic litter into streams and rivers. These waterways then carried much of the trash downstream to the sea. The other 20 percent of plastic ocean trash enters the water directly. This debris includes fishing lines, nets and other items lost at sea, dumped overboard or abandoned when they become damaged or are no longer needed. Once in the water, not all plastics behave the same way. The most common plastic PET — is used to make water and soft-drink bottles. Unless filled with air, these bottles sink. This makes PET pollution tough to track. That’s especially true if the bottles have drifted to the ocean depths. Most other types of plastic, however, bob along the surface. It’s these types — used in milk jugs, detergent bottles and Styrofoam — that make up the abundance of floating plastic trash. QUESTIONS:  Summerise the article in your own words What is the main purpose of paragraph 1? In your opinion, are people aware of this problem? What are some potential solutions you could foresee for solving this plastic problem? Let's connect:
February 19, 2021
Valentine's Day reading, speaking and listening exercise 🇬🇧
Legend: Valentine’s Day is February 14. It is not a holiday, but it is a special day for many people in different countries around the world. Each year on Valentine’s Day, friends and lovers exchange valentine cards, chocolates, candy, flowers, and other gifts. In elementary schools in North America, children make valentines for their classmates and put them in a large, decorated mailbox. On February 14, the teacher opens the box and distributes the cards to the students. Many schools also celebrate Valentine’s Day with parties. People in many countries love to send and receive valentines. These days, more people send e-cards than regular cards. The cost of stamps is high, and e-cards are more convenient. There are many symbols of Valentine’s Day, such as hearts, roses, and cupids. The symbol of cupid comes from ancient Roman times. Cupid was the son of the love goddess, Venus. Cupid was a playful child who flew around shooting love arrows into people’s hearts, making them fall in love. There are many different stories about the origin of Valentine’s Day. According to one legend, the custom of sending a card to a loved one goes back to the days of the Roman Empire. In the third century, there was a priest named Valentinus. Valentinus was put in jail and sentenced to die by Emperor Claudius because of his Christian beliefs. When Valentinus was in jail, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter. According to the story, the jailer’s daughter was blind, but Valentinus had special abilities and was able to cure her. When he was in jail, she brought him food and delivered messages. The night before Valentinus was executed, he wrote a goodbye note to the jailer’s daughter and signed it “Your Valentine.” If you want to get in contact with me: My speaking challenge: 
February 14, 2021
Should you learn English idioms?
In this episode we will talk about: what idioms are whether you should learn them how to learn them 5 common idioms Let's connect: 
February 12, 2021
How to use translation to improve English
Download the transcript here What we are discussing in this episode: How can translation help you to learn a language? - Translating between languages can reveal their structural differences, as well as any similarities they may share such as vocabulary or word order. - The translation method is ideal for helping learners realize how different languages can convey a message in vastly different ways. - Translation is fantastic at engaging ‘both parts’ of your brain; your native and target languages. It forces you to become accustomed to switching between your languages at a moment’s notice, which strengthens your linguistic abilities. It’s all about regular practice The many benefits of translation How Translation Can Reveal a Language’s Secrets Practical steps for using translation Find me here: 
February 07, 2021
Speaking questions about food
Questions:  Can you cook? Who usually cooks in your house? What is your favourite dish? What kind of food do you like? Let's connect:
February 05, 2021
Vocabulary about transport for IELTS + speaking questions
In this episode, we are looking at useful expressions to talk about public transport and we are also going to answer some speaking questions. Try to do it yourself! Enjoy. 
January 29, 2021
IELTS speaking questions+ vocabualry about health
Questions: - (Part 1 question) Do you think you are a healthy person? - (Part 1 question) What do people your age do to stay healthy? - (Part 2 question) Describe someone you know who is healthy Let's connect:
January 22, 2021
Benefits of studying English on your own (+ 31-day speaking challenge)
Benefits of studying English on your own-  What we are talking about today:⁠ -Goals⁠ -Make your own programme⁠ -Feeling pressured⁠ -How to do it⁠ ⬇️⁠ From today you can join my 31-day speaking challenge: a way to improve English on your own, at your own time, receiving very precise feedback. ⁠(**the price is 10€ for everyone unless you are a student or a healthcare worker who pay 6€** NOT 13€)
January 20, 2021
How to prepare for universities interviews
Prepare answers for common questions Most universities will want to know your answers to 'why do you want to study the subject?' and 'why do you want to go to this university?' Have your responses to these questions polished. Revisit the university prospectus and course details, thinking about how you'd answer questions such as  ‘why this course?’ and ‘why this university?’. Re-familiarise yourself with your personal statement and be prepared to elaborate on anything you’ve said. Get someone (who hopefully knows a bit about your subject) to give you a mock interview. Having some interview practice beforehand will help to boost your confidence and expose areas you need to work on. Make sure you’re aware of the latest issues in current affairs relevant to your subject – tutors may bring these into the discussion. Prepare some questions to ask tutors – just make sure that they haven’t already been answered in information you've been sent by the university. Listen for some common questions you could be asked. Let's connect: 
January 15, 2021
Writing an essay together
Some people say that educational qualifications are the key to a successful life. Others say that they are not necessary. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Nowadays, it can be easy to get an educational qualification, both in person and online. However, together with those who believe these are essential to succeed in life, some think they are useless. In this essay, I will discuss both points of view and explain why I believe earning a qualification can be beneficial. Some think that spending time studying to get a qualification is not essential for multiple reasons. Firstly, it is sometimes considered to be a waste of time. This is because some courses offered are not practical and students are therefore left with only the theories to learn by heart. Secondly, some people say that it is better to learn while you work. This gives individuals the possibility of trying immediately what they have just learned and, in case, ask for feedback or help. Others, on the other hand, think that getting a qualification can help find a better job and having success in life. One of the reasons for this is that employers usually ask for a degree or some kind of qualifications to prove someone’s abilities. Finding an occupation without one is challenging and frustrating, because if it is stated that someone has never received professional training, the possibilities of being considered for a position are extremely low, especially if the person is young. Another reason why I believe it can be wise to have one is because it can make people feel confident in their abilities. Once someone receives a qualification, it may be easier to get out of their comfort zone and try applying what they have been taught. In conclusion, although I understand why some think it is not beneficial, I firmly believe that earning a degree or an educational qualification can help people taking their careers to the next level, finding the right position and feeling ready for it. Let's connect: 
January 08, 2021
How to motivate yourself when you don't want to study
In this episode, I will give you some tips on what to do when you really don't want to study for your IELTS exam. This audio can also be used as a listening exercise. Let's connect:
January 01, 2021
IELTS computer based
Things discussed in this episode: Cost Time Differences with the paper one Question types Overall benefits Let's connect:
December 27, 2020
How to improve your pronunciation
Things discussed in this podcast: · Do you need to be perfect? · Do you need an accent? · Should you go slowly or quickly?  · Two super practical exercises · Find your weaknesses.  · Speak as much as possible getting feedback · Listen as much as possible 
December 18, 2020
What you need to study in the UK
As a foreigner, it can be daunting to go study abroad. Because I have done it myself, I decided to record this episode covering all the necessary things and documents to go study abroad.  These are the points I have covered: What you need (personal statement, transcripts, translations, references, IELTS, other documents) How much time you need Universities (how to choose them) Website to use (UCAS) Let's connect: 
December 11, 2020
Duolingo English test- everything you need to know
The Duolingo English Test is a good alternative to the IELTS exam or TOEFL if you cannot take them at the moment, or if you prefer taking the exam completely online. What is covered on the episode: -What Is the Duolingo English Test? -Cost -How Is the Duolingo English Test Different from the IELTS? -What Does the Test Involve? -How to prepare for it Let's connect: 
December 04, 2020
Alternatives to IELTS
Nowadays, there is no certainty. British Council centres may close and this would mean not being able to take the IELTS exam. However, with these 5 alternatives, you are sorted, because you will be able to take an English exam from the comfort of your home.  In this episode, we will talk about these 5 alternatives: -IELTS indicator -Duolingo test -TOEFL -Password English Language test -Pearson Let's connect: 
November 27, 2020
Types of sentences to use in English writing
When you write an academic paper, such as Task 1 and Task 2 in the IELTS exam, you have to use multiple types of sentences. In this episode, I will explain to you which one you should use and which linking words you will find useful to implement in your writing.  Website:
November 20, 2020
Writing task 1 language
What verbs should you use in the IELTS task 1? Do you know some useful collocations to write? In this episode, I am going to give you ideas for some terms that will help you achieve the band score you need. Website:
November 13, 2020
Writing task 1- what does it consist of?
In this episode, you will understand what the IELTS Writing task 1 consists of and I will give you some exercises you can start doing right now to improve your score.  Let's connect:
November 06, 2020
What are the BAND SCORES in the IELTS exam?
Understanding band scores and assessment criteria is paramount. That is why in this episode I am going to explain to you what they are, how they work and how you are being assessed bu examiners. You can book private lessons with me here:
October 30, 2020
What is the IELTS exam? Which one should I choose?
Do you know what the IELTS exam actually consists of? Have you decided which one to book yet? Today you are going to find all the answers in this episode.  Let's connect:
October 23, 2020