English For Italians # 01

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Test d'inglese per italiani. When asked to enter your ID, just write WHERE YOU ARE FROM. Thank you!Alcuni degli esempi sono liberamenti tratti dal volume "I tranelli dell'inglese" di Carlo Rossetti, A. Vallardi editore


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "If you listen to the falsehoods of an abandoned girl..." - "She is as honest as any woman in England.""Abandoned" here may be an old-fashioned expression standing for "dissoluta", "licenziosa".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    "Able seamen and flight sergeants sometimes go so far as to say 'Damn!' when they are carried away by passion.""Able" here just means "abile".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    "Surely he didn't catch half of what I said, he was absent all the time.""Absent", in this sentence, means "fisicamente assente".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    "Don't be absurd!" may translate to "Non dire sciocchezze!".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    "Accessory before the fact" means "favoreggiatore".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In the phrase "...a telepath adept in the control of the mind", "adept in" stands for "addetto a".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    "Mosquito-net" means "schiacciamosche".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In "Mysery loves company","misery" stands for "malevolenza", "falsità"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Beware of false friends!"Macaroons" doesn't mean "maccheroni" in Italian, but "cannelloni".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Just one more thing..."To go over to join the majority" is an English idiom that means "morire".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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