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Discovering FIFA WORLD CUP -RUSSIA 2018

By on 27 June 2018

Now it’s time to Fifa World Cup Russia 2018.

This is the most followed sport competition and it’s an occasion to stay with friends and to watch exciting sport events. The teams are ready with their colours, their supporters and fans.

32 are the teams who are attending the competition and…


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Flags of the world: the story behind them

By on 21 November 2017

There are a lot of flags in the world. They are colourful and characterised by different shapes and symbols. Today they are even represented  in the emoticons list of our beloved smartphones. Have you ever wondered what do they mean? Why are there stars, stripes, particular shapes and colours…


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Italian Street Food

By on 6 September 2017

Who doesn’t know the word  Street Food?

The word “Street Food” means all the foods you can eat by walking around.

It’s not a simple word, but a new trend, a particular mood.  It’s an art and it makes known a real world made up with countries, traditions and cultures. The…


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Emoticons and Emoji all over the world

By on 20 July 2017

Emoticons or Emoji?

How many people don’t use them in their communications? The Emoticons and  the Emoji  are in our all daily life and our messages, emails, sms are full of them.

What are they and what do they really mean?

First of all we have to make a distinction between Emoticons and Emoji.

The…


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Which one colour are you?

By on 22 June 2017

The names of the colours are one part of the very first lessons when you start to study a new language.

The English red, blue, green and yellow become the Italian rosso, blu, verde and giallo.

These colours are not the same in all the languages.Our perception of reality can have…


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Be “my Valentine” all over the world

By on 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

The Valentine’s Day is well-known and celebrated almost all over the world. If you are going to travel or your love comes from far countries, here there is some useful news for you.

This day has different meanings according to the country and there are a lot…


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Superstitions all over the world!

By on 28 October 2016

Is there anybody out there who is not superstitious?

We all believe in daily practices, small objects, numbers, superstitions, which have to be made or not, in a very precise way in order to avoid the bad luck.

There are some odd ceremonies and superstitions all over the world. Let’s see what happen in…


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How do USA Presidents speak?

By on 24 October 2016

The countdown to American elections is already started and the finish line is coming soon.

It has been a long challenge and the protagonists of it are two completely different candidates. They have done a lot of meetings and conventions and they have attacked each other. A long fight, which is still very hard…


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Brexit: linguistic consequences

By on 27 June 2016

23rd June 2016 will always be remembered as an important date. It is the Brexit, the exit of Great Britain from Europe Union.

“Goodbye Great Britain” is the title of the most important newspaper and magazine all over the world.

There will be many consequences and changes from economic and political pint of view…


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Happy April’s fool day!

By on 1 April 2016

Happy  April’s fool day!

The April’s fool day is a tradition all over the world.  Let’s see what happens in some European and Asian countries!

In UK and USA it is called April’s fool day and the word “fool” reminds to the typical little man, who usually entertained the King and the people at the Medieval palaces….

Federica
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Federica Mariani, born in 1985. Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at Catholic University of Milan. English - German Translator and Teacher. Welcome to my Officina delle Lingue!

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