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Learn English with the News – Italy’s PM Gives New Lockdown Measures

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Italy’s PM Gives New Lockdown Measures – Definition Match

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Put the following words to the correct definitions.

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Italy’s PM Gives New Lockdown Measures – Fill in the Blank

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Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

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    BAN – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – CAUTIOUS – CLERGY – IRREVERSIBLE – OUTBREAK – SPREAD – ALLOWED – CAP – EASE – OUTLINED – RESUMING – URGED

    • Italy has (outlined) plans to (ease) the restrictions it imposed seven weeks ago to reduce the (spread) of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the measures would be relaxed from 4 May 2020, with people being (allowed) to visit their relatives in small numbers.
      Parks, factories and building sites will reopen, but schools will not restart classes until September. (Clergy) have written to Mr Conte to protest against the continued ban on church services.
      It comes as the country recorded its lowest number of new confirmed cases since the (outbreak) began. Authorities now believe the contagion rate is low enough to justify a (cautious) change of security measures.
      There was no announcement on the possibility of Italy’s premier football league Serie A (resuming), even (behind closed doors).
      Mr Conte stressed that social distancing measures would need to continue for months to come, and said church services would remain banned. He (urged) people to stay a metre (3ft) away from each other.
      “If we do not respect the safety measures, the curve will go up, the deaths will increase, and we will have (irreversible) damage to our economy,” the prime minister said. “If you love Italy, keep your distance.”
      He also said his government would (cap) the price of face masks at 50 cents ($0.54; £0.44).


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Italy’s PM Gives New Lockdown Measures – True or False

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Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

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    Starting on May 4th 2020 Italy will have new anti-coronavirus measures.


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    All organizations will reopen on May 4th.


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    Italy’s coronavirus cases are decreasing.


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    The football league will continue behind closed doors.


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    Masks have a recommended price of €0.50.


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