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rapper - Genius - 19267 Punti
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Ciao ragazzi mi potete scrivere o dare dei link di qualche testo in inglese da comprendere e tradurre perchè mi devo esercitare? Grazie :hi
Mario - Genius - 37169 Punti
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che tipo di testi?
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Eccoti i testi che ho fatto durante l'anno...comunque all'esame non ti viene chiesto di tradurre, ma di rispondere a delle domande che ti danno loro!


Halloween is a tradition celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets, fruit, and other treats. Apart from this trick-or-treating, there are many other traditional Halloween activities. Some of these include costume parties watching horror films, engaging in vandalism, going to "haunted" houses, and traditional autumn activities such as hayrides, some of these even "haunted".
Halloween originated under a different name as a Pagan festival among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain with Irish, Scots, Welsh and other immigrants transporting versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Most other Western countries have embraced Halloween as a part of American pop culture in the late twentieth century.
Halloween is celebrated in most parts of the Western world, most commonly in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Peru, and with increasing popularity in Australia and New Zealand. In recent years, Halloween has also been celebrated in parts of Western Europe, such as Belgium, France and Spain.
The term Halloween, and its older rendering Hallowe'en, is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the evening of/before "All Hallows' Day"(also known as "All Saints' Day";). The holiday was a day of religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions, until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. In the ninth century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although people now consider All Saints' (or Hallows') day to be on the day after Halloween, they were, at that time, considered to be the same day.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. It’s a play about love and passion between two young people. Love plays an important role in Romeo and Juliet. Love is not just a normal feeling; it is something that a person is willing to do something for. In the extreme case of Romeo and Juliet, they were each willing to die for each other. Their love was so strong that they were prepared to go against years of hatred between their families and try to make things work. Hatred also plays an important role in Romeo and Juliet. The hatred between the Montagues and Capulets ends up killing their only two children. Hatred never leads up to any good. Significant is also the role of Romeo and Juliet’s fate, who eventually takes their own lives because of misunderstandings. You can say that Romeo and Juliet had too much bad luck and you can also say that in this tale there are many unlucky situations. This play leaves you thinking “if only…”: for example if only the messenger had delivered the letter or if only Juliet had woken up sooner.
The play opens in Verona, with a new riot between the families. It starts as an argument between servants of opposing households and grows to involve more people, including Tybalt and Benvolio. Eventually, the Prince breaks up the fight, leaving both households with a warning: if another disturbance breaks out, the punishment will be death. Here Romeo makes the scene. Romeo is made aware of the fight by Benvolio. Romeo expresses his hopeless love for Rosaline to Benvolio, who tells him that there are plenty of other beauties. Benvolio has a solution to Romeo’s depression: they should attend the Capulet party so that Romeo will realize that there are many other girls prettier than Rosaline. Romeo agrees to attend the party with the hope that Rosaline might be there. But there’s a problem: this is a Capulet ball and Romeo is a Montague. They sneak into the party and hide under masks. Tybalt spots Romeo, but his father refuses to let him cause chaos at his party. Then Romeo sees Juliet. They fall in love with each other and sneak to the back and kiss. Only after the party is over do, the two lovers realize that they are from opposing families. Romeo, unwilling to leave Juliet, sneaks into the Capulet balcony to watch her. This is when the most famous scene takes place. Juliet is talking to herself and expresses her love for Romeo, unaware that he is watching her. After she talks for a while, he climbs up the balcony and tells of his love for her. They exchange vows and promise to marry the next day at Friar Laurence’s cell. At first the Friar disagrees, but then he thinks that their marriage may end the feud between the Montagues and Capulets. He agrees to marry them. After that Tybalt meets Romeo in the street and challenges him, but Romeo refuses to fight (since Tybalt is now his cousin). However, Mercutio fights Tybalt and is fatally stabbed. With Mercutio’s death, Romeo demands revenge and kills Tybalt. This is the climax of the play. Romeo hides in the Friar’s cell and learns his punishment: exile. In those days, the punishment of exile seemed worse than death because Romeo would not be able to see his love, Juliet. Romeo should go see Juliet and then leave for Mantua, the next town. The fine young Paris wishes to take Juliet’s hand in marriage. Her father, assuming that Juliet will be pleased, sets the wedding date for Thursday (3 days later). After Juliet refuses to marry Paris (she is already married to Romeo), her father becomes very upset. He hits her and promises to refuse to acknowledge her if she doesn’ marry Paris. Her mother and even her loving Nurse suggest it; so Juliet runs off to the Friar. Juliet, like Romeo, believes that the only solution is suicide, but the Friar talks her out of it. He has a drug that will make Juliet appear dead for 42 hours. The Friar tells Juliet to take it the night before her wedding. In the meantime, he will send a notice to Romeo to return from Mantua. When Juliet awakes from her nap, Romeo will be there waiting for her. The plan sounds like it will work and Juliet takes the drug. Juliet pretends to consent to her father’s wishes and acts as if she is happy to be married.Tuesday night, Juliet becomes afraid that the plan will not work, becoming suspicious of the Friar. She takes a dagger to kill herself in case the drug fails. Finally, Juliet overcomes her fears and, because of her love for Romeo, she drinks the liquid. Wednesday morning, the Nurse finds her dead and a funeral is planned. Things seemed to work, but the message sent to Romeo about the plan never reaches him. Instead, Romeo’s messenger Balthasar tells Romeo that Juliet is dead. Romeo, determined not to believe that his love is dead until he has seen it with his own eyes, rides off to Verona, but before arriving there, he stops by an apothecary to buy poison. If the news is true, he will commit suicide. Upon entering, he confronts Paris, who thinks that Romeo has come to desecrate the tombs. Paris is killed. After Romeo delivers a monologue on the infinite beauty of Juliet, he drinks his poison and dies. The Friar arrives just a minute too late, finding both Romeo and Paris dead. Juliet awakens, looking for her Romeo. Seeing him dead on the ground, she tries to drink some of his poison but the vial is empty. Juliet takes out her dagger and stabs herself. Romeo and Juliet’s play ends up in such a manner.

Saint Patrick’s day

Saint Patrick’s day is one of the most important Christian festivities. The first St. Patrick’s Festival was held on March 17th, 1996. In 1997 it became a three-day event, by 2000 it was a four-day event and by 2006 the festival was five days long.
St. Patrick’s day always falls in the season of Lent and it’s always celebrated on March 17th, because it’s believed that is the day on which Patrick died.
With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on that day. People celebrate with parades, wearing green clothes and drinking alcohols. From March 15th to 19th there are so many street performances, family carnivals, comedies, night shows, music and dances in the streets. Lots of Irish people wear a bunch of shamrock on their caps or green, white and orange clothes after the colours of their flag; girls traditionally dye their hair green; artists draw shamrock signs on people’s cheeks as a cultural symbol. People use to drink Irish alcoholic beverages such as beer, whisky, cider, coffee or cream.
Being a Christian festivity, St. Patrick’s day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and to offer prayers for missionaries who are all around the world.
During this period you can see some typical symbols like Leprechaun (an elf of Irish folklore usually believed to reveal the hiding place of treasure if caught), the Celtic cross (a mixture of Christian and Celtic cultures), the Irish harp and the shamrock (official signs of Ireland), wearing green (fairies’ favourite colour) , the Blarney Stone (you have to kiss it upside down if you want to have luck) and the Shillelagh (a wooden stick).
St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin, the Carnival of the fools in Cork and St. Patrick’s day Parade in Belfast are the most famous events in Ireland.
As well as in Ireland, St. Patrick’s day is celebrated in the U.S.A, in Canada, in Australia, in New Zealand, in the U.K. and in some places of Europe and Asia.
Although it's not widely celebrated, you can find St. Patrick's Day festivities also in many parts of Italy, especially in the North. Florence hosts several days of live music, dancing, Irish food and drink. In Rome, you can attend the Irish Celtic Ball or have beer and wine in Irish pubs.

Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth is a voluntary organisation of 54 independent countries who all share a common history as part of Britain’s imperial past. The countries are as diverse as Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan, Barbados, Sri Lanka and Zambia. Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of the Commonwealth, recognised by each state. However, this position does not mean political power over Commonwealth member states. In practice, the Queen’s power is symbolic, because the chief executive of the organisation is the Commonwealth Secretary-General. Today the Commonwealth works to advance democracy, human rights and social and economic development, and organises special programmes to help promote trade, science, health, young people and many other specific issues in its member countries.
The Olympic-style Commonwealth Games are held every four years in a different member country. Known as the Empire Games until 1950, the first event was held in Hamilton, Canada in 1930. There were only eleven participating countries, and the sports included athletics, boxing, bowls, rowing, swimming and wrestling.
England has only hosted the games twice: in London in 1934 and in Manchester in 2002. They have only been held twice outside of Canada, Britain or Australasia (Australia, New Zealand and their neighbouring islands in the Pacific), in Jamaica in 1966 and in Malaysia in 1998. The number of countries participating in the Games has slowly grown to over 70, and thousands of athletes now participate. Without competition from the USA and the major European countries, Australia, Canada and the British countries (which compete separately) usually win the most medals.
As happen for the Olympics, host countries usually build special new facilities for the Games with loads of seat and services for the visitors. Of course, all that lead up to a financial success.
The Commonwealth Games have their own version of the Olympic torch ceremony. On Commonwealth Day (May 11th) in a Games year, the Queen hands a baton (sort of cylindrical stick) containing a message to an athlete. This is then passed in relay style to another athletes. They run through different Commonwealth countries until they reach the host nation. The baton is opened and the Queen’s message is read out at the opening ceremony of the Games.
In 1994 Cathy Freeman became the first aboriginal sprinter to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games and the first athlete in Commonwealth history to win golds in both the 200m and the 400m events. She caused a stir after the races, too, by carrying the aboriginal flag as well as the Australian flag in a lap of victory. She was voted Australian of the Year in 1998, and in 2000 she was chosen to light the Olympic flame in Sydney.

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Grazie SuperGaara...Io chiudo non mi serve altro. :hi
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