First week


He’s an expert in Italian art. He’s written several books about it – to be an expert in

He’s gifted at painting. He has his first exhibition when he was sixteen – to be gifted at

She’s has a lot of ability as a dancer. I think shge could be a professional. – to have an/the ability to + verb OR to have an/the ability for + noun

She’s the most skilful footballer I’ve ever seen. She can play in any position.

He has an aptitude for maths. He learns new form very quicly. – to have an aptitude for

He is very talented musician. He can play six instruments. – to have a natural talent for OR to be talented at

I’m hopeless at geography. I failed my exam three times

I’m useless at ball sports. I can’t play.

Prepositions after verbs

To manege to – Use manege to to show that an action is/was difficult

To Depend on – Who do you most depend on in your life?

To put in – How many hours a day do you put in to your work/studies?

To belive in – Do you belive in ghosts?

To have a talent for – What do you have a talent for?

To argue with – Who was the last person you argued with?

To laugh about – What was the last TV show you laughed about? to laugh about something OR to laugh at someone

To agree with – Who in your family do you usually agree with?

To be word-class at – What sport is your country word-class at?

To access to – Do your parents have access to internet at home?

What kind of art do you like looking for? To look for Cercare  – To look at Guardare

To think about – Does your work give you a lot to think about at the moment?

To pay for – On a date do you think the man, woman, or both should pay for the meal?

To belong to – What organization do you belong to?

To rely on Fare affidamento – WHo did you rely on most when you were younger?

To worry about – What one thing, in your life, do you worry about most?

To complain about Lamentare – if you receiuve bad service in a shop do you usually complain about it?

To have in common with – I don’t have a lot in common with my sister

To pick up on – Pick up in generale significa riprendersi tirarsi su, mentre pick up on significa cogliere/percepire – The film picks up on the difficulties people exeperienced during the war

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