Phrasal Verb of the day

LET UP = become less severe;

They’re hoping the cold weather will let up soon.

Second Phrasal of the day . It will EASE UP !


TISHS : Things Italians Should Not Say


Verbo Intransitivo :

Sembra simpatico   → he seems o appears (to be) nice
Sembrava più giovane  → he seemed o looked younger
Sembra una ragazzina → she looks like a young girl
Sembra una strega → she looks like a witch
Sembra suo padre →  he looks like his father
Sembra caffè → it tastes like coffee
al tocco sembrava seta → it felt like silk
sembra odore di bruciato→  it smells as if something is burning
Impersonal Verb :
Sembra che  → it seems that
Mi sembra che… (ho l’impressione) → it seems to me that, it looks to me as though (penso) I think (that) , I have a feeling that
Non è facile come sembra  → it’s not as easy as it seems
Ti sembra giusto? → do you think it’s fair?
Le sembra di sapere tutto  → she thinks she knows everything
Fai come ti sembra→ do as you please o as you see fit
Sembrava una buona idea → It seemed like a good idea

Lesson of the day


In these exercises, you need to take the information in the first sentence and re-write it, using the word in bold so that the second sentence has exactly the same meaning. You cannot change the word in bold in ANY way. You can use a minimum of THREE and a maximum of SIX words for each space.

  1. None of the phones were left when we got to the shop.
    the shop, all the phones had been sold.
  2. I didn’t know it was Carl until he took off his hat.
    Only                                                         his hat did I recognise Carl.
  3. Don’t waste your time asking Bryan to come with us.
    It’s                                                                                    to come with us.
  4. Perhaps John heard the story from Pippa.
    Pippa might                                                story.
  5. Until they fire me as manager here, I’ll run the company my way.
    the boss, I’ll run the company my way.
  6. The school’s management are investigating allegations of teacher brutality.
    Allegations of teacher brutality                                             the school’s management.
  7. It’s not possible that you saw Mary last night, she was with us!
    You                                                                                             last night, she was with us!
  8. The beach was fun even though it was too cold.
    too cold, the beach was fun.

Phrasal Verbs of the day 

COLLOCATIONS. Learn phrasal verbs with nouns that go with them. È sempre piu sempilce imparare phrasal verbs  quandary vengono spiegati in un contesto. 

Ma cosa sono esattamente i Phrasal Verbs ? Verbs that consist of a verb and a particle. Particles are small words which you already know as prepositions or adverbs. Some of the most common : ABOUT (A)ROUND AT. AWAY BACK. DOWN  FOR  IN  INTO  OFF ON  OUT  OVER  THROUGH  TO  UP