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Wordlist: English to Italian

Complete

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Wordlist: English to Italian


Wordlist: English to Italian

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n, v, adj,

adv, prep

Phonetics

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Italiano

a 13 armchair n ˈɑːmtʃeə poltrona a comfortable chair with sides

that support your arms

b 10 balcony n ˈbælkəni balcone a small area joined to the wall

outside a room on a high level

where you can stand or sit

b 13 bell n bel campanello an electrical object that makes a

ringing sound when you press a

switch

b 12 belong v bɪˈlɒŋ appartenere to feel happy and comfortable in

a place or with a group of people

b 13 blanket n ˈblæŋkɪt coperta a thick, warm cover that you

sleep under

b 14 bulb n bʌlb lampadina a glass object containing a

wire which produces light from

electricity

c 11 cave n keɪv grotta a large hole in the side of a cliff

(= straight, high rock next to the

sea), mountain, or under the

ground

c 13 chest of drawers n tʃest ɒv drɔːz cassettiera a piece of furniture with drawers

for keeping clothes in

c 13 consist (of) v kənˈsɪst (ɒv) consistere to be formed or made from two

or more things

c 11 contain v kənˈteɪn contenere If one thing contains another, it

has it inside it.

c 13 cooker n ˈkʊkə fornello a piece of equipment used to

cook food

c 13 corridor n ˈkɒrɪdɔː corridoio a passage in a building or train

with rooms on one or both sides

c 11 cosy adj ˈkəʊzi accogliente comfortable and warm

c 11 cottage n ˈkɒtɪdʒ casa di

campagna

Definition

a small house, usually in the

countryside

c 13 cushion n ˈkʊʃən cuscino a cloth bag filled with something

soft which you sit on or lean

against to make you comfortable

d 11 design n dɪˈzaɪn disegno the way in which something is

planned and made

e 12 exist v ɪgˈzɪst esistere to be real or present

f 13 fridge n frɪdʒ frigorifero a large container that uses

electricity to keep food cold

g 12 guess v ges indovinare to give an answer or opinion

about something without having

all the facts

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i 12 improve v ɪmˈpruːv migliorare to get better or to make

something better

i 12 include v ɪnˈkluːd includere to have something or someone

as part of something larger or

more general, such as a group,

price, or process

m 12 matter v ˈmætə importare to be important, or to affect what

happens

m 13 microwave n ˈmaɪkrəweɪv forno a

microonde

Definition

an electric oven that uses waves

of energy to cook or heat food

m 13 mirror n ˈmɪrə specchio a piece of glass with a shiny

metallic material on one side

which produces an image of

anything that is in front of it

o 12 own v əʊn possedere to have something that legally

belongs to you

p 13 pillow n ˈpɪləʊ cuscino a soft object which you rest your

head on in bed

r 12 relax v rɪˈlæks rilassarsi to become happy and

comfortable because nothing is

worrying you

r 11 remain v rɪˈmeɪn rimanere to continue to be in the same

state; to continue to exist when

everything or everyone else has

gone

r 12 right adv raɪt proprio exactly in a place or time

s 13 sink n sɪŋk lavandino a bowl that is fixed to the wall in

a kitchen or bathroom that you

wash dishes or your hands, etc.

in

s 12 suppose v səˈpəʊz supporre to think that something is likely to

be true

t 13 tap n tæp rubinetto the part at the end of a pipe

which controls the flow of water

t 10 tidy v ˈtaɪdi mettere in

ordine

to make a place tidy

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u 11 upstairs adv ʌpˈsteəz al piano di

sopra

Definition

on or to a higher level of a

building

w 13 washbasin n ˈwɒʃˌbeɪsən lavabo a bowl in a bathroom that water

can flow into, used for washing

your face or hands

w 10 windmill n ˈwɪnmɪl mulino a vento a building with long parts at the

top that turn in the wind, used

for producing power or crushing

grain

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a 23 apologise v əˈpɒlədʒaɪz scusarsi to tell someone that you are

sorry about something you have

done

c 16 canteen n kænˈtiːn mensa a restaurant in an office, factory,

or school

e 22 earn a wage v ɜːn ə weɪdʒ guadagnare un to get money for doing work

compenso

e 23 explain v ɪkˈspleɪn spiegare to make something clear or easy

to understand by giving reasons

for it or details about it

f 18 fail an exam v feɪl æn ɪgˈzæm essere bocciato to not pass a test or an exam

agli esami

h 22 have fun v hæv fʌn divertirsi to enjoy yourself

i 23 invite v ɪnˈvaɪt invitare to ask someone to come to a

social event

l 17 learn v lɜːn imparare to get knowledge or skill in a new

subject or activity

l 18 lose v luːz perdere to not be able to find someone or

something

m 22 make friends v meɪk frendz fare amicizie to begin to know and like

someone

m 18 miss the bus v mɪs ðə bʌs perdere l’

autobus

p 18 pass an exam v pɑːs æn

ɪgˈzæm

passare gli

esami

to arrive too late to get on a bus,

train or aircraft

to succeed at a test or an exam

r 16 ring v rɪŋ suonare If something rings, it makes the

sound of a bell, and if you ring

a bell, you cause it to make a

sound.

s 16 set off v set ɒf partire to start a journey

s 18 sit an exam v sɪt æn ɪgˈzæm dare gli esami to take an exam

s 22 spend

time doing

something

n, v, adj,

adv, prep

v

Phonetics

spend taɪm

ˈduːɪŋ ˈsʌmθɪŋ

trascorrere il

tempo facendo

qualcosa

to use time doing something or

being somewhere

s 17 study v ˈstʌdi studiare to learn about a subject, usually

at school or university

s 23 suggest v səˈdʒest proporre to express an idea or plan for

someone to consider

t 18 take an exam v teɪk æn

ɪgˈzæm

Italian

Italiano

sostenere gli

esami

Definition

to do an official test

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t 22 take time to do

something

n, v, adj,

adv, prep

v

Phonetics

teɪk taɪm tuː

duː ˈsʌmθɪŋ

Italian

Italiano

fare qualcosa

senza fretta

Definition

to do something without hurrying

t 18 teach v tiːtʃ insegnare to give lessons in a particular

subject at a school, university,

etc.

t 23 thank v θæŋk ringraziare to tell someone that you are

grateful for something they have

done or given you

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a 27 admission fee n ədˈmɪʃən fiː Ingresso a

pagamento

the amount of money that you

pay to enter a place

a 30 afford (can) v əˈfɔːd avere dei soldi to have enough money to buy

something

a 27 art gallery n ɑːt ˈgæləri galleria d’arte a room or building that is used

for showing paintings and other

art to the public

b 32 backpack n ˈbækpæk zaino a bag that you carry on your

back

b 27 book ahead v bʊk əˈhed prenotare in

anticipo

c 31 catch up with v kætʃ ʌp wɪð riuscire a

ragiungere

to arrange to use or do

something at a particular time in

the future

to reach someone or something

in front of you, by going faster,

working harder, etc. than them

c 32 chess n tʃes scacchi a game that two people play by

moving differently shaped pieces

around a board of black and

white squares

c 32 cyclist n ˈsaɪklɪst ciclista someone who rides a bicycle

d 29 deal with v diːl wɪð affrontare to take action in order to achieve

something or to solve a problem

d 26 diving n ˈdaɪvɪŋ immersione the sport of jumping into water or

swimming underwater

f 29 feel like v fiːl laɪk avere la voglia

di

to want something, or want to do

something

f 28 formal adj ˈfɔːməl formale used about clothes, language,

and behaviour that are serious

and not friendly or relaxed

g 29 get on with v get ɒn wɪð continuare a

fare qualcosa

Definition

to continue doing something,

especially work

g 29 give up v gɪv ʌp rinunciare to stop doing something before

you have completed it, usually

because it is too difficult

g 31 go off v gəʊ ɒf rinunciare to stop liking someone or

something

g 29 go on v gəʊ ɒn procedere to last for a particular period of

time

h 27 healthy adj ˈhelθi sano physically strong and well, or

good for your health

h 32 helmet n ˈhelmət casco a hard hat that protects your

head

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i 32 instrument n ˈɪnstrəmənt strumento an object that is used for playing

music, for example a piano or

drum

j 31 join in v dʒɔɪn ɪn partecipare to become involved in an activity

with other people

l 28 look forward to v lʊk ˈfɔːwəd tuː non veder l’ora

di fare qualcosa

to feel happy and excited about

something that is going to

happen

m 30 make up for v meɪk ʌp fɔː rimediare to reduce the bad effect of

something

m 32 mountain-biking n ˈmaʊntɪn

ˈbaɪkɪŋ

mountain-biking

riding a bicycle with thick tyres,

originally made for people to ride

on hills and rough ground

o 27 opening hours n ˈəʊpənɪŋ aʊəz orari di apertura the times of the day when a

place is open to the public

o 32 oven n ˈʌvən forno a piece of kitchen equipment

with a door which is used for

cooking food

p 28 patient adj ˈpeɪʃənt paziente having patience

p 31 put someone’s

name down

n, v, adj,

adv, prep

Phonetics

pʊt ˈsʌmwʌns

neɪm daʊn

Italian

Italiano

registrare

to write someone’s name on a

list or document

s 28 set out v set aʊt avviare to start a journey

s 27 sightseeing n ˈsaɪtsiːɪŋ giro turistico the activity of visiting places

which are interesting because

they are historical, famous, etc.

s 26 surfing n ˈsɜːfɪŋ surfing the sport of riding on a wave on

a special board

t 31 take up v teɪk ʌp cominciare a,

darsi a

to start doing a particular job or

activity

t 32 tent n tent tenda a structure made of metal poles

and cloth which is fixed to the

ground with ropes and used as a

cover or to sleep under

t 28 turn into v tɜːn ˈɪntuː trasformare in,

realizzare

Definition

to change and become someone

or something different, or to

make someone or something do

this

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Italiano

Definition

v 27 value n ˈvæljuː valore how useful or important

something is

w 32 water-skiing n ˈwɔːtəskiːɪŋ sci nautico a sport in which someone is

pulled behind a boat while

standing on skis

w 30 work out v wɜːk aʊt calcolare,

risolvere

to calculate an amount

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b 38 boiling adj ˈbɔɪlɪŋ bollente very hot

c 38 calm adj kɑːm calmo peaceful and quiet

c 38 crowded adj ˈkraʊdɪd affollato very full of people

d 36 deep adj diːp profondo having a long distance from the

top to the bottom

d 38 department

store

n, v, adj,

adv, prep

n

Phonetics

dɪˈpɑːtmənt

stɔː

Italian

Italiano

grande

magazzino

a large shop divided into several

different parts which sell different

types of things

d 38 dull adj dʌl noioso not interesting

e 38 empty adj ˈemti vuoto If something is empty, it does not

contain any things or people.

e 38 enormous adj ɪˈnɔːməs enorme extremely large

e 38 extremely adv ɪkˈstriːmli estremamente very, or much more than usual

f 38 filthy adj ˈfɪlθi sporco extremely dirty

f 38 flat adj flæt piatto smooth and level, with no

curved, high, or hollow parts

f 38 fountain n ˈfaʊntɪn fontana a structure that forces water up

into the air as a decoration

f 38 freezing adj ˈfriːzɪŋ ghiacciato very cold

h 38 hilly adj ˈhɪli collinoso having a lot of hills

j 36 journey n ˈdʒɜːni viaggio when you travel from one place

to another

l 38 lively adj ˈlaɪvli vivace full of energy and interest

m 35 market n ˈmɑːkɪt mercato a place where people go to buy

or sell things, often outside

n 38 narrow adj ˈnærəʊ stretto Narrow things measure a small

distance from one side to the

other.

n 36 noisy adj ˈnɔɪzi rumoroso Noisy people or things make a

lot of noise.

p 38 port n pɔːt porto a town or an area of a town next

to water where ships arrive and

leave from

s 38 shallow adj ˈʃæləʊ basso not deep

s 35 shopping centre n ˈʃɒpɪŋ ˈsentə centro

commerciale

Definition

a place where a lot of shops

have been built close together

s 34 snorkel n ˈsnɔːkəl respiratore a tube that you use to help you

breathe if you are swimming with

your face under water

s 34 snowboard n ˈsnəʊbɔːd snowboard a large board that you stand on

to move over snow

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s 34 souvenir n ˌsuːvənˈɪə ricordo something which you buy or

keep to remember a special

event or holiday

s 34 sunbathe v ˈsʌnbeɪð prendere il sole to sit or lie in the sun so that your

skin becomes brown

t 34 take photos v teɪk ˈfəʊtəʊz scattare

fotagrafie

to produce pictures using a

camera

t 38 tiny adj ˈtaɪni minuscolo extremely small

t 38 tourist office n ˈtʊərɪst ˈɒfɪs ufficio turistico a building where someone who

visits a place for pleasure can

get information

t 38 town hall n taʊn hɔːl municipio a large building where local

government is based

t 36 travel n ˈtrævəl viaggio the activity of travelling

t 36 travel v ˈtrævəl viaggiare to make a journey

t 34 trek n trek trekking /

escursione di

lungo percorso

Definition

a long, difficult journey that you

make by walking

t 34 trip n trɪp gita a journey in which you visit a

place for a short time and come

back again

y 38 youth club n juːθ klʌb club giovanile an organisation for young people

who want to take part in a sport

or social activity together, or the

building they use for this

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Italiano

Definition

a 48 amazed adj əˈmeɪzd stupito extremely surprised

a 48 amusing adj əˈmjuːzɪŋ divertente making you laugh or smile

a 44 anger n ˈæŋgə rabbia a strong feeling against someone

who has behaved badly, making

you want to shout at them or hurt

them

a 48 annoyed adj əˈnɔɪd infastidito slightly angry

a 47 ashamed adj əˈʃeɪmd vergognoso feeling guilty or embarrassed

about something you have done

a 49 awful adj ˈɔːfəl orribile very bad, of low quality, or

unpleasant

b 47 bored adj bɔːd annoiato feeling tired and unhappy

because something is not

interesting or because you have

nothing to do

c 49 cheerful adj ˈtʃɪəfəl allegro happy

c 47 crazy about adj ˈkreɪzi əˈbaʊt pazzo di loving someone very much,

or being very interested in

something

d 49 delighted adj dɪˈlaɪtɪd molto contento very pleased

d 47 depressed adj dɪˈprest depresso very unhappy, often for a long

time

d 47 disappointed adj ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪd deluso unhappy because someone

or something was not as good

as you hoped or expected, or

because something did not

happen

e 48 embarrassing adj ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ imbarazzante making you feel embarrassed

e 44 emotional adj ɪˈməʊʃənəl emozionale showing strong feelings, or

making people have strong

feelings

e 48 exciting adj ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ eccitante making you feel very happy and

enthusiastic

f 49 fantastic adj fænˈtæstɪk fantastico very good

f 44 fear n fɪə paura a strong, unpleasant feeling

that you get when you think that

something bad, dangerous, or

frightening might happen

f 47 fond adj fɒnd affezionato expressing or causing happy

feelings

f 48 frightening adj ˈfraɪtənɪŋ spaventoso making you feel afraid or

nervous

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g 49 generous adj ˈdʒenərəs generoso giving other people a lot of

money, presents, or time in a

kind way

g 45 get on well with

someone

n, v, adj,

adv, prep

Phonetics

get ɒn wel wɪð

ˈsʌmwʌn

Italian

Italiano

andare

d’accordo con

qualcuno

Definition

to like and be friendly to

someone

g 45 get together v get təˈgeðə incontrarsi to meet in order to do something

or spend time together

g 49 grateful adj ˈgreɪtfəl grato feeling or showing thanks

h 49 habit n ˈhæbɪt abitudine something that you do regularly,

almost without thinking about it

j 44 jealousy n ˈdʒeləsi gelosia jealous feelings

k 45 keen adj kiːn appassionato wanting to do something very

much

m 49 mean adj miːn avaro A mean person does not like

spending money, especially on

other people.

m 49 miserable adj ˈmɪzərəbəl miserabile unhappy

m 44 move away v muːv əˈweɪ traslocare to go to a different place to live

n 49 negative adj ˈnegətɪv negativo a negative effect is bad and

causes damage to something;

not having enthusiasm or

positive opinions about

something

o 49 ordinary adj ˈɔːdənəri normale not special, different, or unusual

in any way

p 49 positive adj ˈpɒzətɪv positivo something that is positive makes

you feel better about a situation;

feeling happy about your life and

your future

p 47 proud adj praʊd orgoglioso feeling very pleased about

something you have done,

something you own, or someone

you know

r 48 relaxed adj rɪˈlækst rilassato feeling happy and comfortable

because nothing is worrying you

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German

Deutsch

Definition

r 45 remind v rɪˈmaɪnd ricordare to make someone remember

something, or remember to do

something

s 49 serious adj ˈsɪəriəs serio When a problem is serious, it

needs your full attention.

u 44 upset adj ˈʌpset sconvolto unhappy or worried because

something unpleasant has

happened

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a 53 admission n ədˈmɪʃən ingresso the money that you pay to enter

a place

a 53 audience n ˈɔːdiəns pubblico the people who sit and watch

a performance at a theatre,

cinema, etc.

b 57 button n ˈbʌtən bottone a small, round object that you

push through a hole to fasten

clothing

c 52 cartoon n kɑːˈtuːn cartoni animati a film made using characters

that are drawn and not real

c 52 chat show n tʃæt ʃəʊ programma di

interviste

c 52 comedy series n ˈkɒmədi

ˈsɪəriːz

Italian

Italiano

serie comiche

Definition

a television or radio programme

where people are asked

questions about themselves

a group of funny television or

radio programmes that have the

same main characters or deal

with the same subject

c 57 cotton n ˈkɒtən cotone cloth or thread that is produced

from the cotton plant

d 52 documentary n ˌdɒkjəˈmentəri documentario a film or television programme

that gives facts about a real

situation or real people

e 57 earring n ˈɪərɪŋ orecchino a piece of jewellery that you

wear on or through your ear

f 57 fashionable adj ˈfæʃənəbəl alla moda popular at a particular time

f 56 find out v faɪnd aʊt scoprire to get information about

something, or to learn a fact for

the first time

g 56 get to know v get tə nəʊ conoscere When you get to know someone,

you learn more about them.

h 57 handbag n ˈhænbæg borsetta a bag carried by a woman with

her money, keys, etc. inside

i 53 interval n ˈɪntəvəl intervallo a short period of time between

the parts of a play, performance,

etc.

k 56 know v nəʊ conoscere to be familiar with a person,

place, or thing because you have

met them, been there, used it,

etc. before

l 55 live adj laɪv live / dal vivo a live performance or recording

of a performance is done with an

audience

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m 56 meet v miːt incontrare to see and speak to someone for

the first time

o 57 old-fashioned adj ˌəʊlˈfæʃənd vecchio stile not modern

p 57 patterned adj ˈpætənd modellato with a design of lines, shapes,

colours, etc.

p 53 performance n pəˈfɔːmənts spettacolo acting, singing, dancing, or

playing music to entertain people

p 57 pocket n ˈpɒkɪt tasca a small bag that is sewn or fixed

onto or into a piece of clothing, a

bag, the back of a seat, etc.

p 57 purse n pɜːs borsellino,

portamonete

a small container for money,

usually used by a woman

q 52 quiz show n kwɪz ʃəʊ quiz show a television or radio programme

in which you answer questions

r 53 review n rɪˈvjuː riassunto a report in a newspaper,

magazine, or programme that

gives an opinion about a new

book, film, etc.

r 57 round neck n raʊnd nek collo

arrotondato

Definition

an opening for your neck on a

piece of clothing which is in the

shape of a circle

s 57 sleeve n sliːv manica the part of a jacket, shirt, etc.

that covers your arm

s 57 sleeveless adj ˈsliːvləs senza maniche describes a piece of clothing with

no sleeves

s 57 striped adj straɪpt a righe with a pattern of stripes (a long,

straight area of colour)

s 55 subtitles n ˈsʌbˌtaɪtlz sottotitoli words shown at the bottom of a

cinema or television screen to

explain what is being said

s 57 sweater n ˈswetə maglione a warm piece of clothing which

covers the top of your body and

is pulled on over your head

t 52 the news n ðə njuːz notiziario the announcement of important

events on television, radio, and

in newspapers

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Italiano

Definition

t 57 tight adj taɪt stretto fitting your body very closely

v 53 venue n ˈvenjuː sede a place where a sports game,

musical performance, or special

event happens

v 57 V-neck n ˌviːˈnek scollo a V a V-shaped opening for your

neck on a piece of clothing, or

a sweater, dress, etc. with this

opening

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Italiano

Definition

b 62 blow v bləʊ soffiare If the wind blows, it moves and

makes currents of air.

b 65 board v bɔːd imbarcarsi to get on a bus, boat, aircraft,

etc.

c 65 check-in n ˈtʃekɪn check-in the place at an airport where you

go to say that you have arrived

for your flight

c 69 climate n ˈklaɪmət clima the weather conditions that an

area usually has

c 67 crossroads n ˈkrɒsrəʊdz incrocio a place where two roads cross

each other

d 62 degree n dɪˈgriː grado unit for measuring temperature

f 65 ferry n ˈferi traghetto a boat that regularly carries

passengers and vehicles across

an area of water

f 62 fog n fɒg nebbia thick cloud just above the ground

or sea that makes it difficult to

see

f 62 forecast n ˈfɔːkɑːst previsione a report saying what is likely to

happen in the future

f 62 frost n frɒst gelo a thin, white layer of ice that

forms on surfaces, especially at

night, when it is very cold

g 62 get wet v get wet bagnare to be no longer dry

g 67 guesthouse n ˈgesthaʊs ostello a small cheap hotel

g 67 guidebook n ˈgaɪdbʊk guida a book that gives visitors

information about a particular

place

h 68 harbour n ˈhɑːbə porto an area of water near the coast

where ships are kept and are

safe from the sea

h 68 head back v hed bæk tornare to begin to return to a place

h 68 helicopter n ˈhelɪkɒptə elicottero an aircraft which flies using long,

thin parts on top of it that turn

round and round very fast

h 67 hitchhike v ˈhɪtʃhaɪk autostop to get free rides in people’s

vehicles by standing next to the

road and waiting for someone to

pick you up

i 62 icy adj ˈaɪsi ghiacciato covered in ice

l 62 lightning n ˈlaɪtnɪŋ fulmine a sudden flash of light in the sky

during a storm

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m 62 mild adj maɪld mite When weather is mild, it is less

cold than you would expect.

o 67 on time prep ɒn taɪm puntuale not early or late

o 67 overnight adv ˌəʊvəˈnaɪt per la notte for or during the night

p 66 path n pɑːθ sentiero a long, narrow area of ground for

people to walk along

p 66 pedestrian n pəˈdestriən pedone a person who is walking and not

travelling in a vehicle

r 67 railroad n ˈreɪlrəʊd ferrovia the metal tracks that trains travel

on (US)

r 66 rider n ˈraɪdə cavaliere,

motociclista,

ciclista

Definition

someone who rides a horse,

bicycle or motorcycle

s 68 scooter n ˈskuːtə scooter a small motorcycle

s 64 season n ˈsiːzən stagione one of the four periods of the

year; winter, spring, summer, or

autumn

s 62 shower n ʃaʊə acquazzone a short period of rain

s 67 signpost n ˈsaɪnpəʊst cartello stradale a sign by the side of the road

that gives information about

routes and distances

s 62 stormy adj ˈstɔːmi tempestoso If it is stormy, the weather is bad

with a lot of wind and rain.

s 65 suitcase n ˈsuːtkeɪs valigia a rectangular case with a handle

that you use for carrying clothes

when you are travelling

t 62 take off v teɪk ɒf decollare If an aircraft takes off, it begins

to fly.

t 62 temperature n ˈtemprətʃə temperatura how hot or cold something is

t 62 thunderstorm n ˈθʌndəstɔːm temporale a storm that has thunder (= loud

noise) and lightning

v 66 vehicle n ˈviːɪkl veicolo something such as a car or bus

that takes people from one place

to another, especially using

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a 77 apostrophe n əˈpɒstrəfi apostrofo a mark (’) used to show that

letters or numbers are absent

b 74 bald adj bɔːld calvo with little or no hair

b 71 bring up v brɪŋ ʌp allevare to look after a child and teach

them until they are old enough to

look after themselves

b 74 broad shoulders n brɔːd ˈʃəʊldəz spalle larghe wide shoulders

c 77 capital letter n ˈkæpɪtəl ˈletə maiuscola a large letter of the alphabet

used at the beginning of

sentences and names

c 75 childish adj ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ infantile childish behaviour is silly like that

of a child

c 70 coach n kəʊtʃ allenatore someone whose job is to teach

people to improve at a sport,

skill, or school subject

c 73 comma n ˈkɒmə virgola a mark (,) used to separate parts

of a sentence, or to separate the

items in a list

c 71 confident adj ˈkɒnfɪdənt confidente certain about your ability to do

things well

d 75 dishonest adj dɪˈsɒnɪst disonesto not honest and likely to lie or do

something illegal

f 77 full stop n fʊl stɒp punto a mark (.) used at the end of

a sentence, or to show that

the letters before it are an

abbreviation

g 70 grandfather n ˈgrænˌfɑːðə nonno the father of your mother or

father

g 71 grow up v grəʊ ʌp maturare to become older or an adult

h 75 hard-working adj ˌhɑːdˈwɜːkɪŋ operoso doing a job seriously and with a

lot of effort

h 75 honest adj ˈɒnɪst onesto sincere and telling the truth

h 77 hyphen n ˈhaɪfən trattino a mark (-) used to join two words

together, or to show that a word

has been divided and continues

on the next line

l 75 lazy adj ˈleɪzi pigro someone who is lazy does not

like working or using any effort

m 71 make up v meɪk ʌp inventare to say or write something that is

not true

n 70 nephew n ˈnefjuː nipote the son of your brother or sister,

or the son of your husband’s or

wife’s brother or sister

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p 74 plain adj pleɪn insignificante a plain person is not attractive to

look at

r 75 reliable adj rɪˈlaɪəbl affidabile able to be trusted or believed

r 75 rude adj ruːd maleducato behaving in a way which is not

polite and upsets other people

s 74 scar n skɑː sfregio a permanent mark left on the

body from a cut or other injury

s 75 selfish adj ˈselfɪʃ egoista caring only about yourself and

not other people

s 71 set up v set ʌp fondare to start a company or

organisation

s 75 shy adj ʃaɪ timido not confident, especially about

meeting or talking to new people

s 75 smart adj smɑːt sveglio intelligent

s 72 sort out v sɔːt aʊt risolvere to successfully deal with

something, such as a problem or

difficult situation

s 70 stepmother n ˈstepˌmʌðə matrigna the woman who has married

your father but is not your

mother

s 70 stepsister n ˈstepˌsɪstə sorellastra not your parent’s daughter but

the daughter of the person your

parent has married

t 70 twin n twɪn gemello one of two children who are born

to the same mother at the same

time

u 70 uncle n ˈʌŋkl zio the brother of your mother or

father, or the husband of your

aunt

u 75 unreliable adj ˌʌnrɪˈlaɪəbl inaffidabile not able to be trusted or

depended on

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a 84 athletics n æθˈletɪks atletica the sports which include running,

jumping, and throwing

b 81 bandage n ˈbændɪdʒ benda a long piece of soft cloth that you

tie around an injured part of the

body

b 84 bat n bæt mazza a piece of wood used to hit the

ball in some sports

b 84 beat v biːt battere to defeat someone in a

competition

b 84 board n bɔːd asse a flat piece of wood, plastic, etc.

used for a particular purpose

b 81 bruise n bruːz livido a dark area on your skin where

you have been hurt

c 85 challenge n ˈtʃælɪndʒ sfida something that is difficult and

that tests someone’s ability or

determination

c 81 cold n kəʊld raffreddore a common illness which makes

you sneeze and makes your

nose produce liquid

c 85 competition n ˌkɒmpəˈtɪʃən concorso when someone is trying to win

something or be more successful

than someone else

c 81 cough n kɒf tosse an illness that makes you cough

(= action of making air come out

of your throat with a short sound)

a lot

c 84 court n kɔːt campo sportivo an area for playing particular

sports

d 81 disease n dɪˈziːz malattia an illness caused by an infection

or by a failure of health and not

by an accident

e 81 earache n ˈɪəreɪk mal di orecchio pain in your ear

e 80 energy n ˈenədʒi energia the power and ability to be very

active without becoming tired

f 80 fit adj fɪt in forma healthy, especially because you

exercise regularly

f 81 flu n fluː influenza an illness like a very bad cold,

that makes you feel hot and

weak

g 84 glove n glʌv guanto a piece of clothing which covers

your fingers and hand

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g 83 gymnastics n dʒɪmˈnæstɪks ginnastica a sport in which you do physical

exercises on the floor and on

different pieces of equipment,

often in competitions

h 81 headache n ˈhedeɪk mal di testa pain inside your head

h 82 hurt v hɜːt far male If a part of your body hurts, it is

painful.

i 84 ice hockey n aɪs ˈhɒki hockey su

ghiaccio

Definition

a game played on ice in which

two teams try to hit a small hard

object into a goal using long

curved sticks

i 81 injure v ˈɪndʒə ferire to hurt a person, animal, or part

of your body

j 84 jogging n ˈdʒɒgɪŋ jogging running slowly for exercise

m 81 medicine n ˈmedsən medicina a substance used to cure an

illness or injury

n 84 net n net rete something made with a piece of

net (= material made of crossed

threads with holes between

them), for example for sports

n 81 nurse n nɜːs infermiere someone whose job is to care for

ill and injured people

o 81 operation n ˌɒpərˈeɪʃən operazione when a doctor cuts someone’s

body to remove or repair part of

it

p 81 pill n pɪl pillola a small, hard piece of medicine

that you swallow

p 84 pitch n pɪtʃ campo an area of ground where a sport

is played

r 84 racket n ˈrækɪt racchetta a piece of equipment that you

use to hit a ball in sports such as

tennis

s 84 score v skɔː punteggio to get points in a game or test

s 81 sore throat n sɔː θrəʊt mal di gola pain in the back part of your

mouth and the passages inside

your neck

s 84 stadium n ˈsteɪdiəm stadio a large, open area with seats

around it, used for playing and

watching sports

s 81 stomach ache n ˈstʌmək eɪk mal di stomaco pain in the organ inside your

body where food is digested

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t 81 tablet n ˈtæblət pastiglia a small, round object containing

medicine that you swallow

t 84 track n træk pista a path, often circular, used for

races

w 81 wound n wuːnd ferita an injury, especially one that is

made by a knife or bullet

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b 88 book v bʊk prenotare to arrange to use or do

something at a particular time in

the future

b 92 borrow v ˈbɒrəʊ prendere in

prestito

to use something that belongs to

someone else and give it back

later

b 92 butcher n ˈbʊtʃə macellaio someone who prepares and sells

meat

c 92 complain v kəmˈpleɪn lamentarsi to say that something is wrong

or that you are annoyed about

something

c 89 course n kɔːs corso a part of a meal

d 92 dentist n ˈdentɪst dentista someone who examines and

repairs teeth

d 89 dish n dɪʃ piatto food that is prepared in a

particular way as part of a meal

d 92 dry cleaner n draɪ ˈkliːnə lavanderia a

secco

a shop where clothes are

cleaned with a special chemical

and not water

f 88 food n fuːd cibo something that people and

animals eat to keep them alive

f 92 fork n fɔːk forchetta a small object with three or four

points and a handle, that you

use to pick up food and eat with

g 92 garage n ˈgærɑːʒ autorimessa a business that repairs or sells

cars, and sometimes also sells

fuel

g 94 glass n glɑːs vetro a hard, transparent substance

that objects such as windows

and bottles are made of

h 92 hairdresser n ˈheəˌdresə parrucchiere 1 someone whose job is to

wash, cut, colour, etc. people’s

hair 2 the place where you go

to have your hair washed, cut,

coloured, etc.

h 94 hairdryer n ˈheəˌdraɪə asciugacapelli a piece of electrical equipment

for drying your hair with hot air

h 94 hammer n ˈhæmə martello a tool with a heavy, metal part at

the top that you use to hit nails

into something

k 94 knife n naɪf coltello a sharp tool or weapon for

cutting, usually with a metal

blade and a handle

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l 94 ladder n ˈlædə scala a piece of equipment which

is used to reach high places,

consisting of short steps fixed

between two long sides

l 92 library n ˈlaɪbrəri biblioteca a room or building that contains

a collection of books and other

written material that you can

read or borrow

l 91 loaf n ləʊf pagnotta bread that has been baked in

one large piece so that it can be

cut into smaller pieces

m 92 make an

appointment

n, v, adj,

adv, prep

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meɪk æn

əˈpɔɪntmənt

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fissare un

appuntamento

to arrange to do something at a

particular time

m 88 meal n miːl pasto when you eat, or the food that

you eat at that time

m 94 metal n ˈmetəl metallo a usually hard, shiny material

such as iron, gold, or silver

which heat and electricity can

travel through

p 91 packet n ˈpækɪt pacchetto a small container that contains

several of the same thing

p 94 plastic n ˈplæstɪk plastico a light, artificial substance that

can be made into different

shapes when it is soft and is

used in a lot of different ways

p 90 plate n pleɪt piatto a flat, round object which is used

for putting food on

p 92 post office n pəʊst ˈɒfɪs posta a place where you can buy

stamps and send letters and

parcels

r 92 repair v rɪˈpeə riparare to fix something that is broken or

damaged

t 88 taste n teɪst 1 sapore 2

gusto

Definition

1 the flavour of a particular

food in your mouth 2 the ability

to judge what is attractive or

suitable, especially in things

related to art, style, beauty, etc.

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t 92 travel agent n ˈtrævəl ˈeɪdʒənt agenzia di

viaggi

Definition

someone whose job is making

travel arrangements for people

t 91 tube n tjuːb tubetto a long, thin container for a soft

substance, that you press to get

the substance out

w 94 wood n wʊd legno the hard material that trees are

made of

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a 99 advertisement n ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt pubblicità a picture, short film, song, etc.

which tries to persuade people to

buy a product or service

a 99 announcement n əˈnaʊntsmənt annuncio something that someone says

officially, giving information about

something

a 99 attraction n əˈtrækʃən attrazione something that makes people

come to a place or want to do a

particular thing

b 98 bat n bæt pipistrello a small animal like a mouse with

wings that flies at night

c 99 celebration n ˌseləˈbreɪʃən celebrazione when you celebrate a special

day or event

c 101 climate change n ˈklaɪmət

tʃeɪndʒ

cambiamento

climatico

the way the Earth’s weather is

changing

c 99 collection n kəˈlekʃən collezione a group of objects of the same

type that have been collected by

one person or in one place

c 99 confirmation n ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən conferma an announcement or proof that

something is true or certain

c 99 connection n kəˈnekʃən legame a relationship between people or

things

c 98 creature n ˈkriːtʃə creatura anything that lives but is not a

plant

c 100 crocodile n ˈkrɒkədaɪl coccodrillo a big reptile with a long mouth

and sharp teeth, that lives in

lakes and rivers

d 99 development n dɪˈveləpmənt sviluppo when someone or something

grows or changes and becomes

more advanced

d 99 discussion n dɪˈskʌʃən discussione when people talk about

something and tell each other

their ideas or opinions

d 100 duck n dʌk anatra a bird with short legs that lives in

or near water

e 101 energy

conservation

n, v, adj,

adv, prep

n

Phonetics

ˈenədʒi

ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən

Italian

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risparmio

energetico

Definition

when you are careful not to

waste fuel, etc.

e 99 enjoyment n ɪnˈdʒɔɪmənt il piacere when you enjoy something

e 99 entertainment n ˌentəˈteɪnmənt divertimento shows, films, television, or other

performances or activities that

entertain people

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g 101 giraffe n dʒɪˈrɑːf giraffa a large African animal with a very

long neck and long, thin legs

i 99 improvement n ɪmˈpruːvmənt miglioramento when something gets better or

when you make it better

i 99 invention n ɪnˈvenʃən invenzione something that has been

designed or created for the first

time

i 99 invitation n ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən invito when someone invites you to do

something or go somewhere

p 105 pet n pet animale

domestico

an animal that someone keeps in

their home

p 101 petrol n ˈpetrəl benzina a liquid fuel used in cars

p 99 pollution n pəˈluːʃən inquinamento damage caused to water, air, etc.

by harmful substances or waste

p 99 preparation n ˌprepərˈeɪʃən preparazione the things that you do or the time

that you spend preparing for

something

p 99 protection n prəˈtekʃən protezione keeping someone or something

safe from harm

r 101 recycle v ˌriːˈsaɪkl riciclare to put used paper, glass, plastic,

etc. through a process so that it

can be used again

r 99 replacement n rɪˈpleɪsmənt sostituzione the thing or person that replaces

something or someone

r 99 reservation n ˌrezəˈveɪʃən prenotazione an arrangement that you make

to have a seat on an aircraft, a

room in a hotel, etc.

r 101 rubbish n ˈrʌbɪʃ spazzatura things that you throw away

because you do not want them

s 103 save v seɪv salvare to keep something to use in the

future, to stop something from

being destroyed

s 98 snake n sneɪk serpente a long, thin creature with no legs

that slides along the ground

s 104 stand-by n stænd baɪ stand-by, in

attesa

Definition

something that is ready to be

used if needed

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t 99 translation n trænzˈleɪʃən traduzione something which has been

translated from one language

to another, or the process of

translating

w 104 waste v weɪst perdita to use too much of something or

use something badly when there

is a limited amount of it

w 98 wildlife n ˈwaɪldlaɪf natura animals, birds, and plants living

in their natural environment

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a 108 ask v ɑːsk chiedere to say something to someone as

a question which you want them

to answer

a 108 ask for v ɑːsk fɔː domandare to say something to someone

because you want them to give

you something

ab 112 behind prep bɪˈhaɪnd dietro at or to the back of someone or

something

b 112 between prep bɪˈtwiːn tra in the space that separates two

places, people, or things

c 106 communicate v kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt comunicare to share information with others

by speaking, writing, moving

your body, or using other signals

c 108 communication n kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən comunicazione the act of communicating with

other people

d 106 dork n dɔːk scemo a stupid or silly person

d 106 dude n duːd tizio a man

g 106 geek n giːk secchione a man who is boring and not

fashionable

g 106 graffiti n grəˈfiːti graffiti writing or pictures painted on

walls and public places, usually

illegally

i 112 in front of prep ɪn frʌnt ɒv davanti a close to the front part of

something

i 112 inside prep ˌɪnˈsaɪd dentro in or into a room, building,

container, etc.

j 108 joke n dʒəʊk scherzo something which someone says

to make people laugh, usually a

short story with a funny ending

l 108 lie n laɪ bugia something that you say or write

which you know is not true

m 106 Martian n ˈmɑːʃən marziano in stories, someone from the

planet Mars

n 112 next to prep neks tuː accanto a very close to something or

someone, with nothing in

between

o 112 on the right prep ɒn ðə raɪt a destra on or towards the part of your

body that is to the east when you

are facing north

o 112 opposite prep ˈɒpəzɪt di fronte a in a position facing something or

someone but on the other side

o 112 over prep ˈəʊvə sopra above or higher than something

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r 108 raise money reɪz ˈmʌni raccogliere

fondi

Definition

to collect money from other

people

s 108 say v seɪ dire to speak words

s 106 slang n slæŋ gergo informal language, often

language that is only used

by people who belong to a

particular group

s 107 speak v spiːk parlare to say something using your

voice

s 108 story n ˈstɔːri storia a description of a series of real

or imaginary events which is

intended to entertain people

t 108 talk v tɔːk parlare to say things to someone

t 108 tell v tel dire to say something to someone,

usually giving them information

t 108 truth n truːθ verita the quality of being true

w 111 wonder v ˈwʌndə domandarsi to want to know something or to

try to understand the reason for

something

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