Unit English Word n, v, Italian English definition Example sentence
No. adj, Italiano
a 4 a un/una/uno one; every or each; used when They left the party an hour ago; I
saying how much of something need a new car; I run three
there is times a week.
a 4 a lot of molto/a/i/e a large number of things or people She‟s got a lot of friends.
a 7 ability n abilità the skill or qualities that you need the ability to walk
to do something
a 9 accent n accento the way in which someone from a He had an American accent.
country or area speaks a language
a 9 Ace! Battuta! Servizio! a word used by teenagers in the "I can come to the party tonight."
1980s to say something was very "Ace!"
a 10 activity n attività something that you do, especially The main activity on this holiday
to enjoy yourself will be surfing.
a 2 Advanced Maths n matematica superiore students who are very good at Albert is studying Advanced
Maths are sometimes in a class Maths – he's very intelligent!
where the lessons are more
a 10 adventure holiday vacanza avventurosa a holiday in which you do a lot of Alex went on an adventure
exciting activities, such as climbing holiday.
a 6 ago fa used to talk about a time in the They left the party an hour ago.
a Start airport n aeroporto a place where planes arrive and Which airport are you flying
leave, with buildings for people to from?
a 16 album n album a lot of songs or pieces of music Have you heard their new
on a CD, a record, etc album?
a 16 alligator n alligatore a long animal with short legs, a She saw an alligator coming out
long mouth and sharp teeth, that of the river.
lives in or near water
a 2 always sempre every time, or at all times; at all I am always happy to see you;
times in the past; Forever Have you always lived here?; I
will always love him.
a Start America n America usually used to talk about the Washington is the capital of
United States America.
North America – the United States
South America – Argentina, Brazil
and Peru etc.
Central America – Mexico,
Guatemala, Costa Rica etc.
a Start American adj americano coming from or relating to the She has an American accent.
United States of America
a Start American n someone who comes from the We get a lot of Americans
United States of America visiting in the summer.
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a 4 an un/una/uno used instead of 'a' when the next an apple
word starts with a vowel sound
a 16 anniversary n anniversario a date on which you remember a wedding anniversary
something that happened on that
date one or more years ago
a 15 annoyed adj seccato slightly angry I was annoyed with James
because he‟d forgotten my
a 15 annoying adj seccante making you slightly angry It‟s so annoying when the train is
a 5 answer v rispondere to speak or write back to someone I asked her why but she didn't
who has asked you a question or answer.
spoken to you
a 4 any alcuni/dei/delle used in questions and negatives to Is there any cake left?; Can you
mean 'some'; used to mean „one, pass me a knife? Any will do.
but it is not important which one‟
a 11 Anything else? Nient‟altro? said by a waiter or shop assistant Would you like anything else
to ask you if there is another thing with your food?
that you want to order or buy
a Start apple n mela a hard, round fruit which is white Apples are my favourite fruit.
inside and green or red on the
a Start April n Aprile the fourth month of the year In England it rains a lot in April.
a Start Argentina n Argentina a country in South America Gabriel Batistuta is from
a Start Argentinian adj argentino coming from or relating to Argentinian wine is very good.
a Start Argentinian n a person who comes from We get a lot of Argentinians
Argentina visiting in the summer.
a Start armchair n poltrona a comfortable chair with sides that Fred is tired, so he's sitting in
you put your arms on the armchair.
a 2 Art n arte a school subject where you draw She studied Art at college.
a 15 ask somebody out v chiedere a qualcuno di to ask someone to come with you I was too shy to ask her out.
uscire insieme somewhere, such as a restaurant
a 8 asleep adj addormentato sleeping The children were all asleep.
a 2 assembly n assemblea a regular meeting of all the We were all in morning
students and teachers at a school assembly.
a 3 at the moment in questo momento now I‟m a bit busy at the moment.
a 6 athlete n atleta someone who is very good at a My brother was a real athlete.
sport and who takes part in
a 2 athletics n atletica the sports which include running, She was good at athletics.
jumping, and throwing
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a 5 attack v attaccare to try to hurt someone or damage The dog attacked him when he
something opened the door.
a 14 attractive adj attraente nice to look at She‟s very attractive.
a 8 audition n audizione when someone does a short I did an audition but I didn‟t get
performance to try to get a job as the part.
an actor, singer, etc
a Start August n Agosto the eighth month of the year Her birthday is in August.
a Start aunt n zia the sister of your mother or father, My aunt is staying with us.
or the wife of your uncle
a Start autumn n autunno the time of the year between I‟m going back to college in
summer and winter when leaves autumn.
fall from the trees
a 12 avalanche n valanga when a lot of snow falls down the He was killed in an avalanche.
side of a mountain
a 8 awake adj sveglio not sleeping The baby is awake.
a 14 awful adj terribile very bad The food was awful.
b 10 backpack n zaino a bag that you carry on your back I travelled around Europe with a
b 4 bacon and eggs n pancetta e uova a meal in which flat pieces of meat We had bacon and eggs for
from a pig are eaten with eggs breakfast.
b 12 badly adv male very much; in a way that is not He his arm hurt badly; She plays
good the piano very badly.
b 1 ballet n danza classica a type of dancing that is done in a I love ballet.
theatre and tells a story, usually
b 6 ban v bandire to make a rule saying that people Smoking has been banned in
must not do something restaurants.
b Start banana n banana a long, yellow fruit which is white Most bananas come from South
inside America or the Caribbean.
b 15 bank robber n rapinatore di banca someone who steals money from a The police are looking for a
bank dangerous bank robber.
b 6 basketball n pallacanestro a game in which two teams try to Michael Jordan is the most
win points by throwing a ball famous basketball player in
through a high net; the large ball history; A basketball is bigger
used in the game of basketball than a football.
b Start bath n vasca the thing that you sit or lie in to Fred is in the bath.
wash your body
b 5 be born nascere when a person or animal is born, She was born in Paris in 1980.
they come out of their mother's
body and start to exist
b 13 be going to stare per used as a way of talking or writing It's going to rain tomorrow.
about what you plan to do in the
b 7 be good at essere bravo/a in to be able to do something well He‟s good at sports.
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b 6 beat v battere to defeat someone in a competition I can beat him at tennis.
b Start bed n letto a piece of furniture that you sleep I‟m going to bed.
b 10 bed and breakfast n pernottamento e prima a house where you pay to sleep in We stayed in a bed and
colazione a room and have food in the breakfast.
b 4 beef n manzo the meat of a cow I had roast beef for dinner.
b 6 begin v iniziare to start College begins next week; I
begin my new job in a month.
b Start behind dietro at the back of someone or Close the door behind you.
b Start Belgian adj belga coming from or relating to Belgium They are Belgian flowers.
b Start Belgian n belga someone from Belgium We get a lot of Belgians visiting
in the summer.
b Start Belgium n Belgio a country in Europe Brussels is the capital of
b 3 believe v credere to think that something is true, or I don‟t believe he‟s over 16; I
that what someone says is true don‟t believe anything he says!
b 2 belong to v appartenere a if something belongs to you, you Who does this bag belong to?
b 9 best adj migliore (the superlative of „good‟) better She's one of our best students.
than any other
b 9 better adj meglio (the comparative of „good‟) of a Jeff's better at Maths than me.
higher quality or more enjoyable
than something or someone else
b Start between fra in the space that separates two The town lies between Florence
places, people, or things; in the and Rome; The shop is closed
period of time that separates two for lunch between 12.30 and
events or times 1.30.
b Start bicycle n bicicletta a vehicle with two wheels that you Is he driving to school today or
sit on and move by pushing two going on his bicycle?
parts with your feet – also called
b Start big adj grande large in size or amount; important I come from a big family;
or serious Tonight's big game is between
Real Madrid and Manchester
b 11 bill n conto a piece of paper that tells you how Have you paid the electricity
much you must pay for something bill?
you have bought or used
b 2 Biology n biologia the study of living things She studies Biology at school
b Start birthday n compleanno the day on which someone was Happy birthday, Emma!
born, or the same date each year
b 13 birthday cake n torta di compleanno a cake that you have on your Do you want a slice of birthday
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b 16 bite v mordere to cut something using your teeth She bit into an apple.
b 12 bitterly (cold) adv terribilmente (freddo) if it is bitterly cold, the weather is It's bitterly cold in Siberia in
extremely and unpleasantly cold January.
b Start book n libro pages of paper together in a cover I‟m reading such a good book;
for people to read; a set of pages Let me write that in my address
fastened together in a cover and book.
used for writing on
b Start bookshop n libreria a shop that sells books World of Books is the best
bookshop in Cambridge.
b 15 bored adj annoiato feeling tired and unhappy because I'm bored with doing homework.
you are not interested
b 9 boring adj noioso not interesting or exciting He has a very boring job.
b 14 bow v inchinarsi to bend your body forward in order The actors all bowed after the
to show respect or to thank an performance.
b 15 brave adj coraggioso not afraid of dangerous or difficult You‟re very brave to get on a
situations horse of that size!
b Start Brazil n Brasile a country in South America Ronaldo is from Brazil
b Start Brazilian adj brasiliano coming from or relating to Brazil It‟s Brazilian coffee.
b Start Brazilian n brasiliano someone from Brazil We get a lot of Brazilians visiting
in the summer.
b 4 bread n pane a basic food made by mixing flour Would you like a slice of bread?
and water and then baking it
b 2 break n intervallo when you stop an activity for a Time for a coffee break.
short time, usually to rest or to eat
b 12 break v rompere to separate into two or more The plate fell on the floor and
pieces, or to make something broke.
separate into two or more pieces
b 16 break a record v infrangere un record to do something faster, better, etc He broke the world record for
than anyone else the 200m.
b 4 breakfast n colazione the food you eat in the morning She had breakfast in bed this
after you wake up morning.
b 14 brilliant adj brillante very good We saw a brilliant film.
b Start Britain n Gran Bretagna the island in Europe containing London is the capital of Britain.
England, Wales and Scotland
b Start British adj britannico coming from or relating to The The Beatles were a British
United Kingdom group.
b Start British n britannico a group of people coming from The The British drink a lot of tea.
b Start brother n fratello a boy or man who has the same I have an older brother.
parents as you
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b 16 build a house costruire una casa to make a house It's cheaper to build a house
than to buy one, but it's a lot of
b 15 burn v bruciare to destroy something with fire, or to I burnt all his letters.
be destroyed by fire
b 4 burn calories bruciare to use energy when you do an Swimming helps you burn a lot
activity of calories.
b 7 business person n uomo/donna d‟affari a person who works in business, The hotel is mainly used by
usually with an important job in a business people.
b 3 buy v compare to get something by paying money I went to the shop to buy some
for it milk.
c Start café n bar a small restaurant where you can Let‟s meet in the café.
buy drinks and small meals
c 6 call v chiamare to telephone someone He called me every night while
he was away.
c 15 calm adj calmo relaxed and not worried or angry She has a very calm manner.
c 4 calorie n caloria a unit for measuring the amount of I try to eat no more than 2000
energy food provides calories a day.
c 10 camping n andare in campeggio when you stay in a tent for a We're going camping in France
holiday this summer.
c 10 campsite n campeggio an area where people can stay in We stayed on a really nice
tents for a holiday campsite.
c Start Canada n Canada a country in North America Toronto is the biggest city in
c Start Canadian adj canadese coming from or relating to Canada We flew over the Canadian
c Start Canadian n canadese someone who comes from Canada We get a lot of Canadians
visiting in the Summer.
c 10 canal boat n battello a thin boat which is used for Some people live in canal boats,
travelling on canals because it's cheaper than
buying a house.
c 10 canoeing n andare in canoa the activity of travelling in a canoe We are going canoeing in
Scotland this summer.
c 15 can't stand v non sopportare to hate something or someone I can‟t stand his mother.
c Start car n macchina a vehicle with an engine and four She goes to work by car.
c 1 care v importare, avere to think that something is important He cares about the
interesse and to feel interested in it environment.
c 12 carefully adv attentamente with a lot of attention so that you She drives very carefully.
do not make a mistake
c 4 carrot n carota a long, thin orange vegetable that My horse likes eating carrots.
grows in the ground
c 13 celebrate v celebrare to do something nice because it is I think we should celebrate the
a special day, or because end of the exams.
something good has happened
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c 4 cereal n cereali a food that is made from grain and I don‟t like breakfast cereals.
eaten with milk, especially in the
c Start chair n sedia a seat for one person, with a back Here, take a chair.
and usually four legs
c 8 change v cambiare to become different, or to make She‟s changed a lot in the last
someone or something become few years.
c 16 charity n beneficenza an organisation that gives money, He gives a lot of money to
food, or help to people who need it charity.
c 3 Check it out! Controllare used when you have seen There's a new disco in the
something interesting that you centre of town. Let's check it
think someone else should look at out!
c 14 cheerful adj allegro happy He seemed more cheerful
c 4 chicken adj the meat of a chicken a chicken sandwich
c 4 chicken n pollo a bird kept on a farm for its meat My dad has some chickens on
and eggs his farm.
c Start child n figlio/bambino a young person who is not an adult an eight-year-old child
c Start children n figli/bambini plural of child Do you have any children?
c Start China n Cina a country in Asia More than 1,000,000,000 people
live in China.
c Start Chinese adj cinese coming from or relating to China It‟s a Chinese dog.
c Start Chinese n cinese a group of people from China The Chinese work very hard.
c 2 choose v scegliere to decide which thing you want Have you chosen what you‟re
going to eat?
c Start cinema n cinema a building where you go to watch Do you want to come to the
films cinema tonight?
c 3 clean v pulire to get the dirt off something I spent the morning cleaning the
c 5 climb down v scendere to go down something The cat climbed down the tree.
c 5 climb up v arrampicarsi/scalare to go up something The cat climbed up the tree.
c 12 climber n scalatore someone who climbs mountains or In 1952, the first climber got to
rocks as a sport the top of Everest.
c Start close v chiudere if you close something, you make it Could you close the window?
move so that it is not open
c Start clothes shop n negoziocdicabbigliament a shop where you can buy clothes Benetton is my favourite clothes
c 12 cloudy adj nuvoloso when it is cloudy, there are clouds It's a cloudy day – I can't see the
in the sky sun.
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c 10 coach n pullman a comfortable bus used to take We went on a coach trip.
groups of people on long journeys
c 10 coast n costa the land next to the sea The island lies off the North
c 15 collapse v crollare to fall down The roof collapsed under the
weight of snow.
c 16 collect v raccogliere to get and keep one type of things She collects dolls.
as a hobby
c 16 collection n collezione a group of objects of the same A private art collection.
type that have been collected by
one person or in one place
c 5 come down v scendere to fall to the ground A lot of trees came down in the
c 9 communicate v comunicare to tell people about something so He can't communicate with his
that they understand you parents.
c 5 company n società an organisation which sells goods He works for a software
or services company.
c 16 complain v lamentarsi to say that something is wrong or Lots of people have complained
that you are angry about about the noise.
c 1 computer n computer an electronic machine that can We've put all our records on
store and arrange large amounts computer.
c 7 computer programmer n programmatore di someone whose job is writing Bill Gates was a computer
computer computer programmes programmer – now he's a
c 3 conservation n conservazione the protection of nature wildlife conservation
c 8 contest n gara a competition Pop Idol is my favourite contest
c 8 contestant n concorrente someone who competes in a a game show contestant
c 8 continue v continuare to start doing or saying something We'll have to continue this
again, after stopping for a while discussion tomorrow.
c 8 conversation n conversazione a talk between two or more people a telephone conversation
c 2 cook v cucinare to prepare food and usually heat it Who's cooking dinner tonight?
c Start cooker n cucina a gas/elettrica a piece of equipment used to cook an electric cooker
c 9 cool! fantastico! a word used by teenagers to say "Look at my new car!"
something is very good "Cool!"
c 3 coral reef n barriera corallina a line of hard rocks which you find There are coral reefs in the sea
in warm sea water off Belize and Australia.
c 9 correct adj giusto without mistakes Check that you have the correct
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c 9 course n corso a set of lessons about a particular She did a ten-week course in
c 16 cow n mucca a large farm animal kept for milk or There are lots of cows on my
meat dad's farm.
c 11 crash v rompere if a vehicle crashes, it hits The car skidded and crashed
something by accident into a tree.
c 6 cream cake n dolce alla panna a cake, usually for one person, You eat too many cream cakes.
with cream in it You'll get fat!
c 8 create v creare to make something happen or exist The project will create more than
c 8 criticise v criticare to say that someone or something He criticised the film for being
is bad too violent.
c Start cry v piangere/urlare§ if you cry, water comes out of your I could see that she'd been
eyes, usually because you are sad crying.
c Start cupboard n armadietto a piece of furniture with a door on I put the plates back in the
the front which you use for putting cupboard.
c 4 curry n curry a type of food from India, made of Chicken curry is my favourite
vegetables or meat cooked with food.
c 14 custom n usanza something that a particular group It‟s the custom for the couple
of people often do who are getting married not to
see each other the night before
c 5 cut down v tagliare/abbattere to cut something near the bottom They‟ve cut down all those
so that it falls to the ground trees.
c 6 cycling n ciclismo riding on a bicycle I do a lot of cycling in my spare
d 1 dance v ballare to move your feet and body to I love dancing.
d 15 danger n pericolo something or someone that may Icy roads are a danger to
hurt you drivers.
d Start dangerous adj pericoloso if someone or something is a dangerous chemical
dangerous, they could hurt you
d Start day n giorno a period of 24 hours I'm working only 4 days this
d 10 day after tomorrow n dopodomani the day that will come after I‟m seeing him the day after
d 8 daydream v sogno ad occhi aperti to have nice thoughts about I was just daydreaming about all
something you would like to the things I‟d do with the money.
d 16 death n morte the end of life Do you believe in life after
d Start December n Dicembre the twelfth month of the year Her birthday is in December.
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d 5 decide v decidere to choose something after thinking I‟ve decided not to go.
about several possibilities
d 7 dentist n dentista someone who repairs teeth I've made an appointment with
d 12 determination n determinatezza when someone keeps trying to do You need a lot of determination
something that is difficult to succeed.
d 7 determined adj determinato wanting to do something very He's determined to win this
much, and not letting anyone stop match.
d 3 die v morire to stop living She died when she was 98.
d Start disco n discoteca a place or event where people Are you coming to the disco
dance to pop music tonight?
d 5 discover v scoprire to be the first person to find Joseph Lister discovered
something important antiseptic.
d Start dish n piatto food that is prepared in a particular They do a lot of vegetarian
way as part of a meal dishes.
d 14 dishonest adj disonesto not honest I don‟t think he was being
dishonest with me.
d 14 disorganised adj disorganizzato not planned or organised well The competition was completely
d 3 do the cooking cucinare to cook Who‟s going to do the cooking
d 7 doctor n medico a person whose job is to treat I have to go to the doctor's for a
people who are ill or hurt check-up.
d 7 doing a paper round consegna giornali to take newspapers to a lot of I did a paper round when I was
houses at school.
d 2 Drama n recitazione plays and acting She studied English and drama
d 14 dreadful adj spaventoso very bad It was dreadful news.
d 5 dream v sogno to imagine things happening while I dreamt last night that Peter
you are sleeping came to see me.
d 8 dream n sogno things that you imagine happening I had a horrible dream last night;
while you are sleeping; something It was his dream to become an
that you want to happen although it actor.
is not likely
d Start dress n vestito (da donna) a piece of clothing for women or She was wearing a short, black
girls which covers the top of the dress.
body and hangs down over the
d 1 drive v guidare to make a car, bus, or train move, She's learning to drive.
and control what it does
d 15 drop v lasciar cadere to let something you are carrying She tripped and dropped the
fall to the ground plate.
d 14 dull adj noioso boring I found the film very dull.
e 6 easy adj facile not difficult I found the exam very easy.
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e 2 eat v mangiare to put food into your mouth and Who ate all the cake?
then swallow it
e 7 engineer n ingegnere someone whose job is to design, He‟s a mechanical engineer.
build, or repair machines, engines,
roads, bridges, etc
e 1 enjoy v divertirsi if you enjoy something, it gives you I really enjoyed the film.
e 5 environmental n organizzazione per a group which tries to protect Greenpeace is a famous
organisation l‟ambiente nature environmental organisation.
e 6 equipment n attrezzatura the things that are used for a kitchen/office equipment
e 16 escape v fuga to leave a place where you do not The two killers escaped from
want to be prison last night.
e 3 every tutti each I think about him every day.
e 2 exam n esame a test of how much you know I have an English exam
about something or how good you tomorrow.
are at something
e 6 excellent adj eccellente very good That was an excellent meal.
e 6 excited adj emozionato feeling very happy and enthusiastic I was so excited to see him.
e 15 exciting adj emozionante making you feel very happy and It was a really exciting game.
e 4 exercise n esercitarsi activity that you do to make your Swimming is my favourite form
body strong and healthy; a piece of of exercise; For your homework,
written work that helps you learn please do exercise 3 on page
e Start expensive adj costoso costing a lot of money She wears very expensive
f Start fair hair adj chiaro di capelli hair that is light in colour Both children have fair hair.
f 13 fall off v cadere to suddenly go down and hit the She fell off her bike.
f 7 famous adj famoso known by many people She‟s a famous actress.
f 16 fan n ammiratore someone who likes and supports a You‟re a football fan, aren‟t you,
famous person, sport, type of Gav?
f 10 farm n fattoria an area of land with buildings that Alan has a pig farm.
is used for growing crops and
keeping animals as a business
f 5 farmer n agricoltore someone who owns or looks after My dad is a farmer. He's got 500
a farm cows and lots of chickens.
f 12 fast adj velocemente moving, happening, or doing He likes fast cars.
f Start father n padre your male parent My father lived until he was 90.
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f Start favourite adj preferito your favourite person or thing is What's your favourite band?
the one that you like best
f Start February n Febbraio the second month of the year We‟re going away in February.
f 15 feel v sentire to have an emotion or a physical I felt so sad.
f 10 ferry n traghetto a boat that regularly carries a car/passenger ferry
passengers and vehicles across
f Start film n film a story shown in moving pictures, Titanic was one of the most
shown at the cinema or on popular Hollywood films ever
f 7 film star n attore/attrice a famous cinema actor or actress Who is your favourite film star?
f 6 final adj finale last in a series or coming at the This is my final exam.
end of something
f 2 find v trovare to discover something or someone I can't find my glasses and I've
that you have been searching for looked everywhere.
f Start fine adj bello, meraviglioso well, healthy, or happy "How are you?"
"I'm fine thanks. And you?"
f 16 fingernail n unghia the hard, thin part on the top of the Maria always paints her
end of your finger fingernails red
f 2 finish v finire to complete something When I finish my homework, can
I watch TV?
f 5 firefighter n vigile del fuoco someone whose job is to stop fires I'd like to be a firefighter. It
burning would be a very exciting job.
f 13 fireworks n fuochi d‟artificio a small object that explodes and We watched an amazing
causes bright colours in the sky firework display.
and loud noises
f 3 fish n pesce/i an animal that lives only in water Are there any fish in the pond?
f 4 fish and chips n pesce e patatine fritte a popular, usually cheap, meal in I eat fish and chips every Friday.
Britain consisting of fried fish and
f 4 fit adj in forma healthy, especially because you He's very fit for his age.
f Start flat n appartamento a set of rooms to live in, with all the They live in a large block of
rooms on one level of a building flats.
f 7 flight attendant n assistente di volo someone whose job is to look after I asked the flight attendant for a
passengers on an aircraft drink of orange juice.
f 11 float v galleggiare to stay in the air, or move gently A balloon floated across the sky.
through the air
f 1 fly v volare to travel through the air in an I'm flying to Delhi tomorrow.
f 12 foggy adj nebbioso with fog a foggy day
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f 3 follow v seguire to move behind someone or She followed me into the
something and go where they go kitchen.
f 5 forest n foresta a large area of trees growing a pine forest
f 6 forget v dimenticare to not remember I forgot to call him.
f 1 Formula 1 n Formula 1 a type of car racing Michael Schumacher is a
famous Formula 1 driver.
f 11 fortune cookie n biscottino della fortuna a biscuit containing a message My fortune cookie says I'm
about your future, usually eaten going to be rich and famous.
after a Chinese meal
f Start France n Francia a country in Europe Paris is the capital of France
f 2 free time n tempo libero time when you are not working and When I‟ve finished my exams I‟ll
can do what you like have more free time.
f Start French adj francese coming from or relating to France She speaks with a French
f Start French n francese people from France The French make a lot of
f Start Friday n venerdì the day of the week after Thursday She‟s leaving on Friday.
and before Saturday
f Start fridge n frigorifero a large container that uses Could you put the milk back in
electricity to keep food cold the fridge?
f 4 fried adj fritto cooked in hot oil or fat a fried egg
f Start friend n amico someone who you know well and Sarah's my best friend.
f 9 friendly adj amichevole behaving in a pleasant, kind way She was very friendly.
f 6 friendship n amicizia when two people are friends They have a very close
f 15 frighten v spaventare to make someone afraid or It frightens me when he drives
nervous so fast.
f 15 frightened adj spaventato afraid or nervous She‟s frightened of spiders.
f 15 frightening adj spaventoso making you feel afraid or nervous It was a very frightening film.
f 16 frog n rana a small, green animal with long Lots of big frogs live in the
back legs for jumping that lives in Amazon in Brazil.
or near water
f 4 fruit juice n succo di frutta a drink made from fruit Fruit juice is a very healthy
f Start funny adj buffo making you smile or laugh He told me a really funny story.
f 9 further adj ulteriore the comparative of far Manchester is further from
London than Cambridge.
f 11 galaxy n galassia a very large group of stars held In the year 3000, people will live
together in the universe in other galaxies.
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g 2 Geography n geografia the study of all the countries of the In Geography this week, we
world, and of the surface of the learned about Global Warming.
Earth, such as the mountains and
g Start German adj tedesco coming from or relating to It‟s German wine.
g Start German n tedesco someone from Germany We get a lot of Germans visiting
in the summer.
g Start Germany n Germania a country in Europe Berlin is the biggest city in
g 13 get across v attraversare to move from one side of A bridge is useful if you want to
something to the other side get across a river.
g 2 get dressed v vestirsi to put clothes on your body I was just getting dressed when
the phone rang.
g 5 get in v entrare to enter somewhere, especially a They must have got in through
building or car the bathroom window.
g 6 get in touch with v entrare in contatto to speak or write to someone, I must get in touch with Michael
especially when you have not and arrange to see him.
spoken or written to them for a
g 11 get married v sposarsi to start to be someone‟s wife or We got married last year.
g 5 get out v uscire to move out of something, I'll get out when you stop at the
especially a vehicle traffic lights.
g 1 get up v alzarsi to move out of your bed in the I got up at 7.30 this morning.
g 16 ghost n fantasma the spirit of a dead person which Do you believe in ghosts?
appears to people who are alive
g 12 give up v rinunciare to stop trying to do something Don‟t give up playing the guitar
– you‟re getting better.
g 13 give up smoking smettere (di fumare) to stop doing or having something, I‟ve given up smoking.
often so that you will become
g 13 go off v esplodere if a bomb or gun or a firework goes A bomb had gone off in the
off, it explodes or fires marketplace.
g 12 go on v continuare to continue You can‟t go on working this
g 6 go out with v uscire con qualcuno if someone is going out with "Will you go out with me?"
someone else, that person is their "No, you're too ugly!"
boyfriend or girlfriend
g 2 go swimming andare a nuotare to move through water by using She goes swimming at the local
your arms and legs pool.
g 2 go to bed andare a letto to get into a bed so that you can I usually go to bed around
g 8 go to sleep addormentarsi to begin to sleep Babies often go to sleep after a
g 3 go to university andare all‟università to study at a university I want to go to university after
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g 12 go wrong andar male to develop problems Something's gone wrong with
g 6 gold medal n medaglia d‟oro a small, round piece of metal given She won an Olympic gold
to someone who has won a medal.
g 9 good-looking adj bello if someone is good-looking, they She‟s a good-looking woman.
have an attractive face
g 15 gorilla n gorilla a big, black, hairy animal, like a I don't think gorillas should live
large monkey in the Zoo – they should be free!
g 12 gradually adv gradualmente slowly over a period of time Gradually he began to get
g Start grandfather n nonno the father of your mother or father My grandfather was born in
g Start grandmother n nonna the mother of your mother or father My grandmother lets me play
computer games all day – she's
g 4 grapes n uva small, round, green or black fruit Grapes are my favourite fruit.
that grow in large groups
g 4 grilled adj alla griglia cooked by being placed under heat grilled vegetables
g 9 Groovy! Eccellente! a word used by teenagers in the Hey, look at your jeans –
1960s to say something was very groovy!
g 8 group n gruppo a number of people or things that She went camping with a small
are together; a few people who group of friends; a pop group.
sing or play music together
g 9 guess v indovinare to give an answer or opinion about Can you guess how old he is?
something when you do not know
g 1 guitar n chitarra a musical instrument with strings an electric guitar
that you play by pulling the strings
with your fingers
g 15 gun n fucile a weapon that you fire bullets out The back robber took a gun out
of of his bag.
g 1 guy n ragazzo, tipo a man What a nice guy!
h 4 hamburger n hamburger a round, flat piece of meat which a hamburger and fries
you eat between round pieces of
h 9 handsome adj bello a handsome man is attractive He was tall, dark and
h 12 hard adj duramente with a lot of effort She worked very hard but she
wasn't quite good enough.
h 3 hard work n duro lavoro work that is difficult to do It‟s hard work studying for a
h 7 hardly any quasi nessuno very little or few The trip cost so much it left me
with hardly any money for
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h 2 hardly ever quasi mai almost never We hardly ever go out these
h 7 hard-working adj che lavora con impegno always working with a lot of effort He's always been hard-working.
h 1 hate v odiare to dislike someone or something They've hated each other since
very much they were kids.
h 13 have a shower fare la doccia to wash your body while you are I have a shower after breakfast.
standing under running water
h 6 have an argument litigare if two or more people have an I heard my neighbours having
argument, they shout at each other an argument last night.
or talk angrily
h 11 have children aver figli to have sons or daughters They don‟t have any children.
h Start have got avere to have something They‟ve got three children.
h 7 have something in aver qualcosa in comune to have or do something that is the We both like reading so at least
common same as someone else we have that in common.
h 7 have to v dovere if you have to do something, you I have to go to the doctor‟s this
need to do it or someone makes afternoon.
you do it
h 16 head n testa the part of your body above your He fell and hit his head on the
neck which contains your brain, table.
eyes, ears, mouth, etc.
h 2 headteacher n preside the person who controls a school Our headteacher is horrible!
h 4 healthy adj sano good for your health She has a very healthy diet.
h 12 heavily adv pesantemente when it snows a lot, it snows It snowed very heavily last night
heavily – 2 metres of snow!
h Start heavy adj pesante weighing a lot Those look like heavy bags.
h 1 helicopter n elicottero an aircraft which flies using long, When I'm rich, I'm going to
thin parts on top of it that turn travel everywhere by helicopter.
round and round very fast
h 2 help v aiutare to make it easier for someone to Thank you for helping me.
h 5 hero n eroe someone who does something He‟s a sporting hero of mine.
brave or good which makes people
h 10 hiking n fare un‟escursione a the activity of going on long walks They often go hiking at the
piedi in the countryside weekend.
h 9 Hip! evviva! A word used by teenagers in the Hey, pink trousers – hip!
1950s to say something was very
h 10 hire v noleggiare to pay money so that you can use They hired a car for a few
something for a short time weeks.
h 2 History n storia the study of things that happened He‟s studying history at college.
in the past
h 12 hit v colpire to touch something quickly and She hit him on the head with her
with force tennis racket.
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h 16 hit n successo a very successful song, film, book, The film Titanic was a big hit.
h 2 homework n compiti work which teachers give students Have you done your homework
to do at home yet?
h 13 honest adj onesto sincere and telling the truth Be honest with me – do I look fat
h 12 hope to v sperare di to want to do something I hope to see you in Paris.
h 10 horse-riding n andare a cavallo the activity of sitting on a horse I go horse-riding most
while it moves and controlling it weekends.
h 5 hospital n ospedale a place where people who are ill or He was in hospital for two
hurt go to be treated by doctors weeks.
h 12 hot adj caldo very warm It's usually hot in Saudi Arabia.
h Start house n casa a building where people live, They have a big house in the
usually one family or group country.
h 10 houseboat n casa galleggiante a boat that people can live on I'd like to live in a houseboat.
h 3 housework n Le faccende domestiche the work that you do to keep your I can't stand doing housework.
h 11 How embarrassing! Che imbarazzo! something you say when someone You forgot his name in a
has told you about something meeting? How embarrassing!
which they did which made them
h 15 How should I know? Come dovrei saperlo? something you say when you do “So where‟s Jake gone?”
not know something “How should I know? He never
tells me anything.”
i 11 I don't believe it! Non posso crederci! said about something that is very "The world is going to end
"I don't believe it!"
i 12 ice n ghiaccio water that has frozen and become Gerry slipped on the ice and
solid broke his arm.
i Start ice cream n gelato a sweet food made from frozen chocolate/vanilla ice cream
milk or cream and sugar
i 6 ice hockey n hockey sul ghiaccio a game played on ice in which two Ice hockey is a very dangerous
teams try to hit a small hard object sport.
into a goal using long sticks
i Start I'd like… vorrei… mi piacerebbe used to ask for something I‟d like the tuna fish, please.
i 8 idea n idea a suggestion or plan "Why don't we ask Georgia?"
"That's a good idea."
i Start I'm fine, thanks. Sto bene, grazie said when someone asks “How are “Hi Joe, how are you?”
you?” and you want to say that you “I‟m fine, thanks. How are you?”
i 8 imagination n immaginazione the ability to create ideas or The job needs someone with a
pictures in your mind little imagination.
i 9 imitate v imitare to copy the way someone or She‟s really good at imitating
something looks, speaks, or people.
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i 12 immigrant n immigrante someone who comes to live in a America is a country of
different country immigrants.
i 9 important adj importante valuable, useful, or necessary My family is very important to
i Start in in inside of a container or place There's milk in the fridge.
i 10 in three days' time fra ... giorni during the next three days It will be ready in three days‟
i 3 information n informazioni facts about a situation or person It‟s a vital piece of information.
i 2 Information n informatica the use of computers and other I am studying Information
Technology electronic equipment to send and Technology, because I want to
store information be a computer programmer.
i 9 intelligent adj intelligente able to learn and understand She‟s a highly intelligent young
things easily woman.
i 15 interested adj interessato liking something and wanting to Sarah's only interested in boys
give your attention to it and clothes.
i 14 interesting adj interessante keeping your attention and making I found the talk very interesting.
you think a lot
i 8 inventor n inventore someone who designs and makes My uncle was a famous inventor
new things – he made the world's first
i 3 ironing n stirare the activity of making clothes flat Laurie was doing the ironing.
and smooth using an iron (=a
piece of electrical equipment)
i 10 island n isola an area of land that has water the Caribbean island of
around it Grenada.
i Start Italian adj italiano coming from or relating to Italy Mozzarella is an Italian cheese.
i Start Italian n italiano someone from Italy We get a lot of Italians visiting in
i Start Italy n Italia a country in Europe Italy is a beautiful country, but I
don't like the food there.
i 11 It's nonsense sciocchezza said when you hear or read It‟s nonsense – he would never
something that is not true have said that!
j Start jacket n giacca a short coat a leather jacket
j Start January n Gennaio the first month of the year We‟re coming back in January.
j Start Japan n Giappone a country consisting of a group of Lots of technology comes from
islands near the east coast of Asia Japan.
j Start Japanese adj giapponese coming from or relating to Japan It‟s a Japanese car.
j Start Japanese n giapponese a group of people from Japan The Japanese bow when they
meet each other.
j Start jeans n jeans trousers made from denim (=a a pair of jeans
strong, usually blue, material)
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j 11 joke n scherzo something which someone says to He told me a funny joke.
make people laugh, usually a short
story with a funny ending
j 5 journey n viaggio when you travel from one place to a car/train journey
j 8 judge n giudice someone who decides which the Olympic judges
person or thing wins a competition
j Start July n Luglio the seventh month of the year We‟re going on holiday in July.
j Start jump v saltare to push your body up into the air I know you're not happy, but
using your feet and legs please don't jump off the bridge!
j Start jumper n maglione a warm piece of clothing which a woolly jumper
covers the top of your body and is
pulled on over your head
j Start June n Giugno the sixth month of the year She was born in June.
k 10 kayak n kayak a light, narrow boat, usually for one "I like your canoe!"
person, which you move using a "It's not a canoe, it's a kayak!"
k 15 keep calm v mantenere la calma to not get angry or upset I tried to keep calm but it was
k 4 keep fit v mantenersi in forma do exercises to make you stay My Dad's very fat. He doesn't
strong and healthy keep fit.
k 12 keep going v continuare to continue doing something Even though you‟re tired you
have to keep going.
k 6 keep in touch with v mantenersi in contatto to regularly speak or write to I try to keep in touch with all my
con someone so that you stay friends old school friends.
k 13 keep up v mantenere to continue She was walking so fast I
couldn't keep up with her.
k 5 kill v uccidere to cause someone or something to Sunday's bomb killed 19 people.
k 14 kind adj cortese kind people do things to help Your mother was very kind to
others and show that they care us.
k 14 kiss n baciare to press your lips against another He kissed her cheek.
person's lips or skin to show love
k Start know v sapere,conoscere§ to have information about "How old is she?"
something in your mind; to be "I don't know.";
familiar with a person, place, or I've known Tim since primary
thing because you have met them, school.
been there or used it before
l 1 land v atterrare when an aircraft lands, it arrives on We should land in Madrid at
the ground after a journey 7am.
l Start language school n scuola di lingue a school where you can learn I'm learning English at a
languages language school in London.
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l 6 last ultimo most recent I saw him last night.
l 2 late adj tardi after the usual time or the time that I was late for work this morning.
l Start laugh v ridere to smile and make a noise You never laugh at my jokes.
because you think something is
l 7 lawyer n avvocato someone whose job is to I want to see my lawyer before I
understand the law and deal with say anything.
l 14 lazy adj pigro someone who is lazy does not like Get out of bed, you lazy thing!
working or using any effort
l 1 learn v imparare to get knowledge or skill in a new I learned Russian at school.
subject or activity
l 14 leather adj cuoio the skin of animals that is used to I‟ve bought a leather jacket.
make things such as shoes and
l 3 leave v lasciare, partire to go away from a place or a I'm leaving work early this
l Start lesson n ezione a period of time when a teacher The best way to improve your
teaches people game is to take lessons.
l 3 Let's (follow her) davanti ad una forma used in making suggestions Look! There's Charlotte – let's
base verbale costituisce follow her.
l'imperativo di prima
l Start letter n lettera a written message that you send to I got a letter from Paulo this
someone, usually by post morning.
l Start library n biblioteca a room or building that contains a I usually study in the library.
lot of books that you can read or
l 12 lift v sollevare to put something or someone in a Could you help me lift this table,
higher position please?
l 1 like v piacere to enjoy something or think that I liked her as soon as I met her.
someone or something is nice
l Start listen (to) v ascoltare to give attention to someone or What kind of music do you listen
something in order to hear them to?
l 5 loads of … tanto/a/i/e a lot of She‟s got loads of clothes.
l 2 lonely adj solo sad because you are not with other She gets lonely now that the
people kids have all left home.
l 6 long jump n salto in lungo the sport of jumping as far as you The world record for the long
can jump is almost 9 metres.
l Start look at v guardare to turn your eyes to something or Look at me, Daddy!
someone so that you can see them
l 1 look down at v guardar giù to use your eyes to see something She looked down at the city from
that is below you the top of the tower.
l 7 look perfect v apparire perfetto to seem to be something She always looks perfect.
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l 9 look up v cercare to find information in a book or on She looked the word up in her
the internet dictionary.
l 16 look-alike n sosia someone whose face and body is a David Beckham look-alike
very like someone else
l 12 loudly adv ad alto volume making a lot of noise She talks very loudly.
l Start lovely adj carino very attractive They have a lovely house.
l 12 luckily adv fortunatamente used when you are saying about Luckily I had some money with
something good that happened me.
that prevented a problem
l 7 lucky adj fortunato having good things happen to you "I'm going on holiday."
m 16 mad adj matto crazy You're mad to walk home alone
m 9 make mistakes v sbagliare to do things that are not right and I made a mistake and put an
that cause problems extra zero in the figure.
m 4 many molti/e a lot of I don't have many clothes.
m Start March n Marzo the third month of the year My birthday is in March.
m 9 marry v sposare to start to be someone‟s husband Will you marry me?
m 2 Maths n matematica the study or science of numbers I was never very good at maths.
m Start May n Maggio the fifth month of the year He died in May.
m 4 meal n pasto the food that you eat at one time We had a four-course meal in
m 9 mean v significare to have a particular meaning What does 'perpendicular'
m 4 meat n carne soft parts of animals, used as food I don't eat meat.
m 5 medal n medaglia a metal circle given as a prize in a She got a bronze medal in the
competition or given to someone swimming.
who has been very brave
m 16 middle-aged adj di mezza età in the middle of your life before you A middle-aged couple walked in.
m 15 might v potere (condizionale) used to talk about what will It might be finished by Thursday.
m 4 milk v latte a white liquid produced by female a carton of milk
animals, such as cows, for feeding
m 4 mineral water n acqua minerale water which is taken from the fizzy/sparkling mineral water
ground and contains chemicals
that are good for your health
m 14 miserable adj triste unhappy I woke up feeling miserable.
m 7 model n modella someone whose job is to wear a fashion model
clothes in fashion shows and be
photographed for magazines
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m Start Monday n lunedì the day of the week after Sunday I‟m seeing her on Monday.
and before Tuesday
m 3 money n soldi, denaro the coins or banknotes (=pieces of How much money have you
paper with values) that are used to got?
m Start month n mese one of the twelve periods of time He‟s starting his new job next
that a year is divided into month.
approximately four weeks
m 10 month after next il mese che viene dopo the month that follows the next It's January now, so the month
questo month – for example, if is now after next is March.
January, the month after next is
m Start mother n madre your female parent a single mother
m 9 mother tongue n madrelingua the first language that you learn Her mother tongue is English.
when you are a child
m 10 mountain bike n mountain bike a bicycle with thick tyres and lots of My parents are going to buy me
gears (=things that help you to go a mountain bike for my birthday.
faster or slower)
m 15 mountain climber n alpinista someone who climbs mountains Edmund Hilary was the first
mountain climber to get to the
top of Everest, in 1952.
m 16 mouse n topo a small animal with fur and a long, I've got a dog, but my friend
thin tail Mark has a mouse.
m 4 much molto/a often or a lot She doesn‟t help me very much.
m Start museum n museo a building where you can look at a museum of modern art
important objects connected with
art, history, or science
m 4 mushroom n fungo a small, brown plant with a round pasta with wild mushrooms
top, some types of which can be
eaten as a vegetable
m Start music shop n negozio di articoli a shop that sells CDs or a shop I bought my guitar in a music
musicali that sells musical instruments shop in New York.
m 13 must v dovere used to say that it is necessary that The meat must be cooked
something happens before you eat it.
m Start My name’s … Mi chiamo… used when introducing yourself to Hi! My name's Andrew. Nice to
someone else meet you!
n 10 nature natura all the plants, creatures, etc. that the laws of nature
exist in the world, which are not
made by people
n Start near adj vicino not far away in distance or time The school's very near here.
n 9 Neat! Eccellente! a word used by teenagers in the You‟re going to drive us there? –
1970s to say something was very Neat!
n 7 necessary adj necessario needed in order to achieve Is it really necessary to give so
something much detail?
n 16 neighbour n vicino (di casa) someone who lives very near you, Our next-door neighbours are
especially in the next house always having parties.
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n 14 nervous adj nervoso worried and anxious I was so nervous in my
n 2 never mai not ever "Have you ever been to
n Start new adj nuovo different from before; recently I need some new shoes; Their
made house is quite new.
n 13 New Year’s Eve/Day San 31st December, the last day of the He‟s having a New Year‟s Eve
Silvestro/Capodanno year party.
n 3 next prossimo coming after this one We‟re going on holiday next
n Start next to accanto (a) beside I was sitting next to Phillip.
n 9 nice adj bello, simpatico pleasant; kind and friendly It‟s a really nice town; He seems
like a nice guy.
n Start Nice to meet you. Piacere di conoscerti said when you meet someone for "Hi Fred, I'm Andrew."
the first time "Nice to meet you!"
n 15 No big deal. Non importa said to mean that something is not "Sorry I can't come to the
a problem cinema with you tonight."
"Don't worry, it's no big deal"
n 15 No way! Neanche per sogno! certainly not "Would you invite him to a
n 11 nonsense n sciocchezza something that someone has said She talks such nonsense
or written that is silly and not true sometimes.
n 9 normal adj normale usual and ordinary We lead a fairly normal life.
n 5 North Pole n Polo Nord the point on the Earth‟s surface One day I'm going to walk to the
which is furthest north North Pole.
n Start November n Novembre the eleventh month of the year She‟s leaving in November.
n 3 now ora/proprio ora at the present time; immediately She's finished her degree and
now she teaches English; Come
on, Andreas, we're going home
n 7 nurse n infermiere/a someone whose job is to care for The nurse came to take my
people who are ill and hurt temperature.
o Start October n Ottobre the tenth month of the year She‟ll be eighteen in October.
o 2 often spesso many times I often see her there.
o 3 old vecchio having lived or existed for a long She‟s an old woman now; How
time; used to describe or ask about old are you?
o 6 Olympic Games n giochi olimpici a set of international sports The next Olympic Games will be
competitions that happen once China.
every four years
o 4 omelette n frittata a food made with eggs that have a cheese omelette
been mixed and fried, often with
other foods added
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o Start on su on a surface of something She put the cake on the table.
o 10 on horseback a cavallo riding a horse There were police on horseback
o 2 once (a week) una volta on one day of the week I go round to see him once a
o 5 one day in futuro, un giorno used to talk about something that One day, I came home to find
happened in the past my windows broken.
o 4 onion n cipolla a round vegetable with layers that I like onions in my salad.
has a strong taste and smell
o Start open v aprire to put something in a position that Could you open the window,
is not closed please?
o Start orange n arancia a round, sweet fruit with a thick orange juice
skin and a lot of juice
o 4 order v ordinare to ask for food, goods, etc. I‟ve just ordered the drinks.
o 7 ordinary adj ordinario not special or different in any way I was just wearing my ordinary
o 3 organise v organizzare to plan and arrange something She‟s busy organising the
o 14 organised adj organizzato planning things well My secretary is very organised.
o 15 overturn v rovesciare if something overturns or if you She overturned her car in the
overturn something, it turns over accident.
onto its top or onto its side
o 4 overweight adj sovrappeso too fat He's still a few pounds
p Start paint v dipingere to produce a picture of something I learned to paint in Italy.
or someone using paint
p 8 painter n pittore someone who paints pictures Picasso wasn't a bad painter.
p 12 painting n quadro a picture that someone has painted I‟ve put a couple of paintings up
in the bedroom.
p 8 paper n carta thin, flat material used for writing Could I have a piece of paper?
p 15 parachute jumper n paracadutista A person who jumps put of a I‟d hate to jump out of a plane –
plane, with a piece of cloth that fills what if my parachute didn‟t
with air attached to him/her to help open?
him/her fall more slowly
p Start parent n genitore your mother or father Her parents live in Oxford.
p Start park n parco a large area of grass, often in a We went for a walk in the park.
town, where people can walk and
p 16 parrot n pappagallo a tropical bird with colourful My parrot can talk.
p 4 pasta n pasta traditional food from Italy made Spaghetti's my favourite pasta.
from flour and water that gets soft
when you cook it in water
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p 9 penfriend n amico di penna a person that you often write to I've got a penfriend in Scotland,
and get letters from, often called James.
someone who you have not met
p 7 perfect adj perfetto exactly right for someone or You'd be perfect for the job.
p 5 phone v telefonare to use the phone to speak to I tried to phone her last night,
someone but she was out.
p 2 photography n fotografia the activity or job of taking She studied photography at
p 2 Physical Education n educazione fisica classes at school where children Physical Education is my
do exercise and play sport favourite subject at school,
especially when we play football.
p 2 Physics n fisica the scientific study of natural Albert Einstein was good at
forces, such as energy, heat and Physics.
p 5 pick up v prendere to lift someone or something by The baby started to cry so she
using your hands picked her up.
p Start picture n quadro a drawing, painting, or photograph She painted a picture.
of something or someone
p 1 pilot n pilota someone who flies an aircraft Pilots have a great life. They
travel a lot and have lots of
p Start pizza n pizza a food made from a flat, round Italians eat a lot of pizza.
piece of bread covered with
cheese, vegetables, etc and
p 5 plan n pianificare an arrangement for something that Have you got any holiday plans?
you intend to do
p 5 plan v piano to think about and decide what you We're just planning our holidays.
are going to do or how you are
going to do something
p 11 planet n pianeta a large, round object in space that Jupiter is the largest planet of
moves around the sun or another our solar system.
p Start play v giocare, suonare§ when you play a sport or game, You play tennis, don't you Sam?
you take part in it
p 1 play computer games v fare giochi al computer play games on a computer, Henry loves his Playstation. He
Playstation etc spends hours playing computer
p 7 pocket money n paghetta an amount of money given Julian spent his pocket money
regularly to a child by its parents on ice cream and sweets.
p Start Poland n Polonia a country in Europe Poland is a big country next to
p 5 polar bear n orso polare a large, white bear that lives in the Polar bears look nice, but if you
North Pole (=most northern part of get too close to one, it will eat
the Earth) you!
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p Start policeman n poliziotto a man who is a member of the There is a lot of crime, so we
police (=organisation that makes need more policemen.
people obey the law)
p Start Polish adj polacco coming from or relating to Poland We flew over the Polish
p 12 politics n politica ideas and activities relating to how Politics had never interested
a country or area is governed him.
p 16 poor adj povero having too little money Most of these people are very
p 8 pop idol n idolo della musica pop someone who is famous for Justin Timberlake is my
singing or playing the type of music favourite pop idol at the
that young people like moment.
p 1 pop music n musica pop modern music which is liked by I love most pop music –
young people especially Coldplay and Tatu.
p 8 pop star n cantante pop someone who is famous for I'm going to be a pop star one
singing or playing the type of music day, just like my cousin, Jennifer
that young people like Lopez.
p 6 popular adj famoso liked by many people "Jack" was the most popular
boy's name in that year.
p Start post office n ufficio postale a place where you can buy stamps I hate going to the post office to
and send letters and parcels buy stamps.
p 10 postcard n cartolina a card with a picture on one side Send me a postcard from your
that you send without an envelope holidays.
p 4 potato n patata a round vegetable which is white boiled/fried potatoes
inside and grows in the ground
p 6 pour v versare to make a liquid flow from or into a I poured the milk into a jug.
p 9 practise v esercitarsi to often repeat something in order How often do you practice the
to improve your ability piano?
p Start prefer v preferire to like someone or something more I prefer dogs to cats.
than another person or thing
p 6 present n regalo something that you give to a birthday/wedding present
someone, usually for a special
p 3 project n progetto a piece of school work that We're doing a class project on
involves detailed study of a subject the environment.
p 9 pronounce v pronunciare to make the sound of a letter or How do you pronounce his
p 9 pronunciation n pronuncia how words are pronounced Mario's English pronunciation is
p 3 protect v proteggere to keep someone or something It's important to protect your skin
safe from something dangerous or from the sun.
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p 7 pull out (teeth) v (di dente) estrarre to remove teeth from the head The dentist is going to pull out 6
of my teeth tomorrow.
p 6 push v spingere when you move someone or She gave him a little push
something by pressing them with towards the door.
your hands or body
p 5 put down v posare to place someone or something She put her books down on the
that you are holding onto the floor desk.
or a table
p 5 put on v indossare to get dressed She got dressed so quickly that
she put her jumper on the wrong
p 3 put up v accendere to put a picture on a wall Can you help me put this picture
q 14 queue n coda a row of people waiting for I joined the queue.
q 6 quick adj veloce doing something fast or taking only I tried to catch him but he was
a short time too quick for me.
q 2 quiet adj tranquillo making little or no noise Can you be quiet, please? We're
trying to work.
q 12 quietly adv silenziosamente making little or no noise "Don't worry," she said quietly.
r 16 rabbit n coniglio a small animal with fur and long I love rabbits. I want my parents
ears that lives in a hole in the to buy me one.
r 1 race n corsa, gara a competition in which people run, a car race
ride, drive, etc against each other
in order to see who is the fastest
r 15 racing driver n pilota di macchine da someone who drives a car in a car Michael Schumacher is a great
corsa race racing driver, but I don't like him.
r 2 rain v pioggia if it rains, water falls from the sky in It rains a lot in Britain
r 12 rain n piovere water that falls from the sky in I got caught in the rain.
r 16 raise money v raccogliere denaro to collect money from lots of We‟re raising money for charity.
r 12 reach v raggiungere to arrive somewhere We won't reach Miami till five or
r Start read v leggere to look at words and understand What was the last book you
what they mean read?
r 3 ready adj pronto prepared for doing something Give me a call when you're
r 15 recognise v riconoscere to know someone or something I didn‟t recognise her with her
because you have seen them new haircut.
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r 13 record v registrare to store sounds or pictures using They‟re recording a new album.
electronic equipment so that you
can listen to them or see them
r 16 record n the best, biggest, longest, tallest, He broke the world record for
etc long jump
r 11 relax v rilassarsi to become happy and calm I find it difficult to relax.
because nothing is worrying you
r 14 relaxed adj rilassato feeling happy and calm because She seemed relaxed and in
nothing is worrying you control of the situation.
r 3 remember v ricordare if you remember a fact or I can't remember his name.
something from the past, you keep
it in your mind
r 14 reply v rispondere to answer "I don't understand," she replied.
r 5 reporter n giornalista someone whose job is to discover My Dad is a reporter. He works
information about news events and for the most important
describe them on television, radio, newspaper in England.
or in a newspaper
r 3 research n ricerca when someone studies a subject in She‟s doing research into
detail in order to discover new language development.
r 13 resolution n buoni propositi a promise to yourself to do My New Year's resolution is to
something do more exercise.
r 4 restaurant n ristorante a place where you can buy and eat I know a nice little Italian
a meal restaurant near there.
r 4 rice n riso small grains from a plant that are People eat a lot of rice in China,
cooked and eaten Japan and India.
r 7 rich adj ricco having a lot of money She's the third richest woman in
r 1 ride v andare in bicicletta to travel by sitting on a horse, I ride my bike to work.
bicycle, or motorcycle and
r 6 ring v suonare if something rings, it makes the The phone's ringing.
sound of a bell
r Start river n fiume a long area of water that flows the River Thames
across the land and into a sea,
lake, or another river
r 4 roast beef n roastbeef meat from a cow which is cooked My family eat roast beef for
in an oven lunch every Sunday.
r 12 rope n corda very thick string made from twisted Charlotte climbed the tree using
thread a rope.
r 14 rude adj maleducato behaving in a way which is not I hope you‟re not rude to your
polite and upsets other people teacher.
r Start ruler n righello a flat, straight stick which is used My art teacher says "don't use a
to measure things ruler for drawing pictures" .
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r Start run v correre to move on your feet at a faster He can run very fast.
speed than walking
r Start Russia n Russia a country in Europe Russia is the biggest country in
r Start Russian adj russo coming from or relating to Russia I collect Russian dolls.
r Start Russian n russo someone from Russia We get a lot of Russians visiting
in the summer.
s 6 safe adj sicuro§ not in danger or likely to be hurt I feel safe when I'm with you.
s 10 sailing n andare in barca a sport using boats with sails They go sailing at the
s 4 salad n insalata a cold mixture of vegetables that I made a big salad for lunch.
have not been cooked
s 8 sand n sabbia a substance that is found on a grain of sand
beaches which is made from very
small grains of rock
s 4 sandwich n tramezzino two slices of bread with meat, a cheese/tuna sandwich
cheese, etc between them
s Start Saturday n sabato the day of the week after Friday I‟ll see her on Saturday.
and before Sunday
s 4 sauce n salsa a hot or cold liquid that you put on a tomato/cheese sauce
food to add flavour
s 5 save v salvare to stop someone or something He was badly injured, but the
from being killed or destroyed doctors saved his life.
s 7 save up v risparmiare to keep money so that you can buy I‟m saving up for a car.
something with it in the future
s Start scarf n sciarpa a piece of cloth that you wear I always wear a scarf in winter.
around your neck, head, or
s 2 school hall n aula magna a big room in a school where We have lunch in the school
everyone can come together hall.
s Start science n scienze the study and knowledge of the Science is my favourite subject
structure and behaviour of natural at school – I love doing
things in an organised way experiments with chemicals.
s 3 sea n mare a large area of salt water I'd like to live by the sea.
s 4 seafood n frutti di mare animals from the sea that are Last year we went to Spain on
eaten as food, especially animals holiday, and ate a lot of seafood.
that live in shells
s 7 secretary n segretario/a someone who works in an office, I'd like to be a secretary,
typing letters, answering the because I like talking on the
telephone, and arranging phone.
s 2 see v vedere to notice people and things with We saw some monkeys when
your eyes we were on holiday.
s 16 seem v sembrare to appear She seemed happy.
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s 6 send v mandare to arrange for something to go I sent him a letter last week.
somewhere, especially by post
s Start September n Settembre the ninth month of the year The new term starts in
s 7 share v condividere to have or use something at the She shares a house with Louisa.
same time as someone else
s 15 shark n squalo My friend Kevin was eaten by a
a large fish with very sharp teeth
shark last week!
s 3 She must be crazy! Deve essere ammattita! said about someone who has done "Anna is going out with Ronald."
something very silly "She must be crazy! He's so
s Start shirt n camicia a piece of clothing worn on the top I like your new shirt David. It
part of the body, fastened with looks good with those pink
buttons down the front trousers!
s Start shoe n scarpa a strong covering for the foot, often a pair of shoes
made of leather
s Start shoe shop n negozio di calzature a shop where shoes are sold "Hey! Nice shoes! Where did
you get them?"
"In a shoe shop"
s Start shop n negozio a building where you can buy a book shop
s 3 shopping n la spesa the things that you buy from a shop Can you help me unpack the
or shops shopping?
s 6 short adj breve continuing for a small amount of It was only a short visit.
s 14 should v dovere (condizionale) used to say or ask what is the He should go to the doctor.
correct or best thing to do
s Start shout v gridare to say something very loudly "Look out!" she shouted.
s 15 show v mostrare to express a feeling so that other He hasn't shown any interest so
people are able to notice it far.
s Start shower n doccia a piece of bathroom equipment He likes to sing in the shower.
that you stand under to wash your
s 1 Shut up! Silenzio! said to rudely tell someone to stop Stop talking please.....please
talking listen to me.....shut up!
s 16 sighting n avvistamento when you see something that is UFO sightings have been
rare or unusual reported in the area.
s 10 sightseeing n visita turistica the activity of visiting places which a sightseeing tour of London
s 2 similar adj simile the same in some ways although The two houses are remarkably
not in all ways similar.
s 7 singer n cantante someone who sings a jazz singer
s Start sink n lavandino a bowl that is fixed to the wall in a Can you do the washing up
kitchen or bathroom that you wash that's in the sink.
dishes or your hands, etc in
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s Start sister n sorella a girl or woman who has the same I have an older sister.
parents as you
s 15 situation n situationsituazione the set of things that are the economic/political situation
happening at a particular time and
s 6 skateboarding n fare skateboard the activity of moving using a Skateboarding is cool. I go
skateboard skateboarding in the park after
s 6 skiing n sciare the activity of moving over snow Have you ever been skiing?
wearing skis (=long thin things that
you attach to boots)
s Start skirt n gonna a piece of women's clothing that I'm going to buy a new skirt this
hangs from the waist and has no weekend because I'm going to a
legs party on Saturday night.
s 16 sky-diver n paracadutista acrobatico someone who jumps from an My brother's a sky-diver. He
aircraft and falls for as long as says it's great fun, but a bit
possible before using a parachute dangerous.
(=piece of cloth that fills with air)
s 1 sleep v dormire to be in the state of rest when your We had to sleep in the car that
eyes are closed and your mind is night.
s 12 slowly adv lentamente at a slow speed Could you speak more slowly,
s Start small adj piccolo little in size or amount They live in a small apartment
near Times Square.
s Start smile v sorridere to make a happy expression in She smiled at me.
which the corners of your mouth
s 4 snack n spuntino a small amount of food that you eat Do you want a quick snack
between meals before you go out?
s 16 snake n serpente a long, thin creature with no legs There are lots of very dangerous
that slides along the ground snakes in Australia. They can
s 10 snorkelling n nuotare col boccaglio the activity of swimming while I want to go snorkelling and see
holding in your mouth a snorkel lots of fish swimming in the sea.
(=tube that helps you to breathe)
s 3 snow v nevicare when soft white pieces of frozen It snowed a lot last Christmas.
water fall from the sky when the
weather is cold
s 6 snowboarding n fare snowboard a sport in which you stand on a I think snowboarding is more fun
large board and move over snow than skiing.
s 1 So what? E con questo? said when you think what someone “Ellie won‟t like it.”
has said is not important “So what? I‟m not interested in
what Ellie thinks.”
s Start socks calzini things that you wear on your feet "Why are you wearing green
inside your shoes socks? They look stupid!"
"They were a present from my
s Start sofa n divano a large, comfortable seat for more Can I sit on your sofa?
than one person
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s 8 solo singer n cantante solista someone who sings on their own She won the award for best
and not with a group female solo singer.
s 4 some alcuni/dei/delle used to refer to part of a larger In some cases it's possible to fix
amount or number of something the problem right away.
and not all of it
s 2 sometimes adv qualche volta on some occasions but not always He does cook sometimes, but
or often not very often.
s 8 songwriter n compositore someone who writes songs I think Elton John is a great
s 4 soup n minestra a hot, liquid food, made from chicken/tomato soup
vegetables, meat, or fish
s 10 souvenir n ricordo di un viaggio something which you buy or keep a souvenir shop
to remember a special event or
s 11 space n spazio the area outside the Earth They plan to send another
satellite into space.
s 11 spaceship n nave spaziale a vehicle which can travel outside My uncle Robert is an inventor.
the Earth and into space, He's making a spaceship at the
especially one which is carrying moment.
s Start Spain n Spagna a country in Europe In Spain it's always hot in
s Start Spanish adj spagnolo coming from or relating to Spain They are Spanish olives.
s 9 speak v parlare to say something using your voice She speaks very loudly.
s 2 spend (time) v passare il tempo to pass the time doing a particular I love spending time with him.
s 1 sport n sport a game or activity which people do winter sports
to keep healthy or for enjoyment,
often competing against each
s 2 sports club n associazione sportiva a place where you can do different My Dad wants to keep fit, so
types of sport he's joined a sports club.
s 7 sports person n sportivo someone who does a lot of sports I'm good at football and
athletics. I'd like to be a sports
s Start sports stadium n stadio a big place where sports are Wembley was the biggest sports
played and people can watch them stadium in England.
s Start spring n primavera the season of the year between Spring is my favourite season,
winter and summer when the because I love flowers.
weather starts to get warmer
s 12 stand up v alzarsi to move to a vertical position from I'm so tired, I can't stand up!
sitting or lying down
s 1 start v cominciare/iniziare to begin doing something; to begin He started smoking when he
to happen was eighteen; The programme
starts at seven o'clock.
s Start station n stazione a building where trains stop so that Dad met me at the station.
you can get on or off them
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s 2 stay v stare to continue to be in a place, job, he weather was bad so we
etc and not leave; to continue to be stayed at home; They stayed
in a particular state friends for many years.
s 6 step v oltrepassare one of the movements you make She took a few steps forward
with your feet when you walk and then started to speak.
s 13 stick to v attenersia, rispettare to continue doing or using I‟ll stick to orange juice as I‟m
s 1 stop v finire to not continue; to prevent Stop laughing – it's not funny; If
something from happening or she wants to go to Australia, we
someone from doing something can't stop her.
s Start street n strada,via a road in a town or city that has We live on the same street.
houses or other buildings
s 12 strengthen v rafforzare to become stronger or make I do exercises to strengthen my
something become stronger leg muscles.
s Start student n studente someone who is studying at a a law student
school or university
s 1 study v studiare to learn about a subject, usually at I studied biology before going
school or university into medicine.
s 2 subject v materia an area of knowledge studied in Chemistry is my favourite
school or university subject.
s 7 successful adj di successo achieving what you want to If the operation is successful,
achieve; having achieved a lot or she should be walking within a
made a lot of money through your few months; a successful
s 4 sugar n zucchero a very sweet substance used to Do you have sugar in your
give flavour to food and drinks coffee?
s Start summer n estate the season between spring and We‟re going away in the
autumn when the weather is summer.
s 10 summer camp n campeggio estivo a place where some American Next summer I'm going to a
teenagers go during their summer summer camp in France.
holidays to do activities
s 10 sunbathing n abbronzarsi when you lie in the sun, wearing My favourite holiday activity is
few clothes so that your skin will go sunbathing on the beach.
s Start Sunday n domenica the day of the week after Saturday We‟re going out on Sunday.
and before Monday
s 12 sunny adj sereno bright because of light from the It was a lovely sunny day.
s Start supermarket n supermercato a large shop that sells food, drink, We buy all our food at the
products for the home, etc supermarket.
s 7 sure adj sicuro certain I'm sure that he won't mind.
s 10 surfboard n tavola da surf a long piece of wood or plastic that I love surfing, but I need a new
you use to ride on waves in the surfboard.
s 6 surfing n surf the activity of riding on waves in I'd like to live in California, so I
the sea using a surfboard can go surfing every day.
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s 4 sweet n caramella a small piece of sweet food, often You shouldn't eat so many
made of sugar or chocolate sweets – they're bad for your
s Start swim v nuotare to move through water by moving I learnt to swim when I was
your body about 5 years old.
s 1 swimming n nuoto the activity of moving through I go swimming every week at
water by moving your body our local swimming pool.
s Start swimming pool n piscina an area of water that has been Our school's swimming pool is
made for people to swim in 50 metres long.
s Start Swiss adj svizzero coming from or relating to It‟s a Swiss watch.
s Start Switzerland n Svizzera a country in Europe They make a lot of chocolate in
t Start table n tavolo a piece of furniture with four legs, We sat at the kitchen table; The
used for eating off, putting things table below shows the results of
on, etc; a set of numbers or words the experiment.
written in rows that go across and
down the page
t Start take a photo fotografare to take a picture with a camera I took a photo of the kids.
t 16 take a risk rischiare to do something although This time I'm not taking any risks
something bad might happen – I'm going to get insured.
because of it
t 6 take away av portar via to remove something Take away my food, please. I'm
t 7 take exams sostenere esami to do an exam We have to take 10 exams
every year at my school.
t 1 take off v decollare if an aircraft takes off, it begins to I hope this aeroplane takes off
fly OK – the weather's really bad!
t 6 take out v portar fuori if you take someone out to the My parents took me out for my
cinema or a restaurant, you go with birthday.
them and pay for it
t 13 take up v cominciare to start doing a particular job or I‟ve taken up swimming every
t 4 take-away n da asporto a hot, ready-to-eat meal that you We phoned for a take-away
buy in a shop and then eat at curry.
t 7 talent n talento a natural ability to do something She showed an early talent for
t 8 talent show n spettacolo per talenti a programme in which people try to There's going to be a talent
show how good they are at show at my school next week.
singing, dancing, etc. by competing I'm going to sing All The Things
against other people You Said by Tatu.
t 9 talented adj di talento showing natural ability in a He‟s a very talented young
particular area musician.
t 1 talk to v parlare a to speak to someone Have you talked to her yet?
t 16 tarantula n tarantola a large, hairy spider that is often Help! There's a tarantula in the
t 4 tea n té a hot drink that you make by The English drink tea with milk.
pouring water onto dried leaves
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t 1 teach v insegnare to show or explain to someone My dad taught me to drive.
how to do something
t 7 teacher n insegnante someone whose job is to teach in a a history/science teacher
school, college, etc
t 6 team n squadra a group of people who work a management team/a football
together to do something or play a team
sport together against another
group of players
t 6 teenager n adolescente someone who is between 13 and The worst thing about being a
19 years old teenager is all the exams we
have to do.
t Start telephone n telefono a piece of equipment that is used The telephone rang and she
to talk to someone who is in hurried to pick it up.
t 3 television n televisione a piece of equipment in the shape Richard switched the television
of a box, with a screen on the on.
front, used for watching
t Start tell v dire to say something to someone, He told me about his new
usually giving them information school.
t 16 tell a joke v raccontare una to tell someone a short story that is James is always telling terrible
barzelletta intended to make them laugh jokes – they just aren't funny!!
t 1 tennis n tennis a sport in which two or four people Tennis is my favourite sport. I
hit a small ball to each other over a think Andre Agassi is great, but
net he's a bit old now.
t 7 tennis player n giocatore di tennis someone who plays tennis I think Serena Williams is the
best tennis player in the world.
t 3 terrible adj terribile very bad It was a terrible accident.
t 15 terrified adj terrorizzato very frightened I'm terrified of flying.
t Start test n prova a set of questions to find out a driving test
someone's knowledge or ability
t 6 text message n messaggio di testo a written message, usually I send text messages to my
containing words with letters left friends when we're in class at
out, sent from one mobile phone school.
(=a telephone that you can carry
with you) to another
t Start Thank you very much. Grazie mille used to tell someone that you are "Here's £1,000."
grateful because they have given "Thank you very much!"
you something or done something
t 5 That's amazing. E‟ meraviglioso! said about something that is very "My dog speaks French."
surprising "That's amazing!"
t 1 That's weird! E‟ strano said when something is very "Laurie likes peas for breakfast."
strange "That's weird!"
t 11 the best bit n il pezzo migliore the most enjoyable part of The best bit of the film was the
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t 6 think v pensare to have an opinion about Do you think it's going to rain?
something or someone or to
believe that something is true
t 3 this used to refer to the present period I‟m meeting her this morning.
of time or the one that comes next
t 2 three times (a week) tre volte on three occasions during a period I have English lessons three
of seven days times a week.
t 13 throw away v gettare to get rid of something that you do Now you‟ve started your new
not now need job, you can throw away all your
t Start Thursday n giovedì the day of the week after He‟s arriving on Thursday.
Wednesday and before Friday
t 3 tidy v mettere in ordine to make a place tidy I‟ll just tidy the kitchen.
t 2 tie n cravatta a long, thin piece of cloth that a If you work for a bank, you have
man wears around his neck with a to wear a tie.
t 16 tiger n tigre a large wild cat that has yellow fur I want a tiger, but parents say I
with black lines on it can have a cat.
t 2 timetable n orario a list of times when buses, trains, a school timetable
etc arrive and leave or a list of
dates and times that shows when
things will happen
t 14 tip n consiglio a piece of useful advice gardening tips
t 15 tired adj stanco feeling that you want to rest or I'm too tired to go out tonight.
t 15 tiring adj stancante making you feel tired I‟ve had a tiring day.
t 4 toast n toast bread that has been heated to a slice of toast
make it brown
t Start today n oggi this day, or on this day; the period It's John's birthday today; More
of time that is happening now or in young people smoke today than
in the past.
t Start toilet n gabinetto a bowl that you sit on or stand near Our toilet is green.
when you get rid of waste
substances from your body
t 4 tomato n pomodoro a soft, round, red fruit eaten in I like eating pasta with tomatoes.
salad or as a vegetable
t Start tomorrow domani the day after today It's my birthday tomorrow.
t 14 touch v toccare to put your hand on something You can look at them but please
don't touch them.
t 10 tourist n turista someone who visits a place for There are a lot of tourists in
pleasure and does not live there Cambridge.
t Start train n treno a long, thin vehicle which travels The train arrives at 2.45.
along metal tracks and carries
people or goods
t 9 translate v tradurre to change written or spoken words We were asked to translate a list
from one language to another of sentences.
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t 9 translation n traduzione something which has been I'm reading the Polish translation
translated from one language to of Macbeth in school.
another, or the process of
t 3 travel v viaggiare to make a journey I spent a year travelling around
t 5 tree n albero a tall plant with a thick stem which There are a lot of trees in
has branches coming from it and Canada.
t 5 tree-house n casa su un albero a small structure built in the We have a tree house in the
branches of a tree that children garden.
can play in
t 5 try v cercare, provare to attempt to do something I tried to open the window but
t Start Tuesday n martedì the day of the week after Monday We‟ll be there on Tuesday.
and before Wednesday
t 2 twice (a week) due volte (la settimana) on two occasions during a period I play tennis twice a week after
of seven days school.
u 14 ugly adj brutto unpleasant to look at It‟s an ugly city.
u Start uncle n zio the brother of your mother or My uncle George is a famous
father, or the husband of your aunt actor.
u Start under sotto below something She pushed her bag under the
u 3 understand v capire to know the meaning of something I don't understand half of what
that someone says; to know how he says; I don't understand
someone feels or why they behave James sometimes.
in a particular way
u 15 underwater n fotografo subacqueo someone who take photographs of I'd like to be an underwater
photographer things that are in the sea or river, photographer – I think fish are
u 14 unfriendly adj poco socievole, not friendly I didn‟t want to appear
u 3 unhappy adj infelice sad; not satisfied She had a very unhappy
childhood; Giorgio was unhappy
with his test results.
u 4 unhealthy adj dannoso likely to damage your health Eating too much is unhealthy.
u 2 uniform n uniforme a special set of clothes that are a school uniform
worn by people who do a particular
job or people who go to a particular
u 11 universe n universo everything that exists, including We are studying the universe in
starts, space, etc. Physics.
u Start university n università a place where students study at a the University of Cambridge
high level to get a degree (=type of
u 14 unkind adj scortese slightly cruel I didn't tell her the truth because
I thought it would be unkind.
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u 9 unusual adj insolito different and not ordinary, often in That‟s an unusual name.
a way that is interesting or exciting
u Start USA n Stati Uniti d‟America United States of America I'd like to go to the USA –
especially New York and
u 6 useful adj utile helping you to do or achieve It‟s useful information.
u 2 usually adv di solito in the way that most often happens I usually get home at about six
v 10 valley n valle an area of low land between hills I live in a valley between two big
or mountains mountains.
v 4 vegetable n verdura a plant that you eat, for example I hate vegetables. I only eat
potatoes, onions, beans, etc meat.
v 7 vet n veterinario someone whose job is to give My sister wants to be a vet,
medical care to animals that are ill because she loves animals.
v 5 visit v visitare to go to someone's home and We have friends coming to visit
spend time with them; to go to a this weekend; Did you visit St
place and spend a short amount of Petersburg while you were in
time there Russia?
v 6 volleyball n pallavolo a game in which two teams use I often play volleyball on the
their hands to hit a ball over a net Copacabana beach in Rio de
without allowing it to touch the Janeiro.
v 3 volunteer n volontario someone who does work without a Red Cross volunteer
being paid, especially work that
involves helping people
w 4 waiter n cameriere a man who works in a restaurant, My older brother is a waiter in an
bringing food to customers expensive restaurant.
w 8 wake up v svegliarsi to stop being asleep, or to make I can‟t wake her up.
someone stop being asleep
w 2 walk v camminare to move forward by putting one She walks to school.
foot in front of the other and then
repeating the action
w 1 want v volere to hope to have or do something He wants a new car.
w 12 warm adj caldo having a temperature between cool It's nice and warm in here.
w 3 washing n il bucato clothes, sheets, and similar things I'm doing the washing this
that are being washed or have morning.
been washed, or when you wash
w 7 washing machine n lavatrice a machine that washes clothes Our washing machine is broken,
so all my clothes are dirty.
w 3 washing-up n il lavaggio dei piatti when you wash the dishes, pans, He is doing the washing-up.
and other things you have used for
cooking and eating a meal
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w 6 waste time v sprecare il tempo to use time doing things that are I don't want to waste time
not useful or enjoyable learning German. I want to learn
w 1 watch v guardare to look at something for a period of I watched him as he arrived.
w 6 water sport n sport a sport that is done in or on water Snorkelling is my favourite water
w 2 wear v indossare to have a piece of clothing, I wear jeans a lot of the time.
jewellery, etc on your body
w Start Wednesday n mercoledì the day of the week after Tuesday It starts on Wednesday.
and before Thursday
w Start week n settimana a period of seven days last week/next week
w 10 week after next la settimana che viene not next week but the week that We've got a big English exam
dopo questo come after that the week after next.
w 4 weigh v pesare to measure how heavy someone or Can you weigh that piece of
something is cheese for me?
w 12 well adv bene in a successful or satisfactory way I thought they played well.
w 1 What about her? E lei? said after someone says someone "Let's talk about Charlotte."
else‟s name and you want to know "OK. What about her?"
why they are interested in that
w 1 What about him? E lui? said after someone says someone "Let's talk about James."
else‟s name and you want to know "OK. What about him?"
why they are interested in that
w 16 wheelchair n sedia a rotelle a chair with wheels used by Fred was in a bad car accident
someone who cannot walk last week, and he's still in a
w 9 Wicked! Favoloso! A word used by teenagers in the You‟re coming too? Wicked!
1990s to say something was very
w 6 win v vincere to get the most points in a Barcelona won the game 6–0.
competition or game, or the most
votes in an election
w 16 win a prize v vincere un premio to get a prize in a game or He won a prize of £500.
w Start window n finestra a space in the wall of a building or Open the window if you're too
vehicle that has glass in it, used for hot.
letting light and air inside and for
w 10 windsurfing n windsurf a sport in which you sail across Windsurfing is great fun, but it's
water by standing on a board and too cold in the winter.
holding onto a large sail
w 12 windy adj ventoso with a lot of wind It‟s a windy day out there.
w 6 winner n vincitore someone who wins a game, the winners of the World Cup
competition, or election
w Start winter n inverno the season between autumn and We like to go away in winter.
spring when the weather is cold
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w 3 work v lavorare to do a job, especially the job you Helen works for a computer
do to earn money; to do something company; I‟ll have to work hard
that needs a lot of time or effort, or to finish my homework before
to make someone do this 11pm.
w 13 work out a problem v risolvere un (problema) to solve a problem This maths question is too
difficult – I can't work it out!
w 3 world n mondo the Earth and all the people, The world is getting warmer
places, and things on it every year.
w 16 world record n primato mondiale the best, fastest, highest, etc. that The world record for the 100
anyone has ever done, especially metres is 9.78 seconds.
w 9 worse adj peggio more unpleasant or difficult than The exam was worse than I
something else that is also bad; expected; He was treated much
less well worse than I was.
w 7 writer n scrittore someone whose job is writing William Shakespeare was a
books, stories, articles, etc famous English writer.
w 9 wrong adj sbagliato not correct; if something is wrong, It was the wrong answer;
there is a problem There's something wrong with
y 6 yesterday n ieri the day before today I went to see the doctor
y 6 yesterday morning n ieri in the morning of the day before I went to see the doctor
mattina/pomeriggio/sera today yesterday morning.
y 4 yoghurt n yogurt a thick, liquid food with a slightly a low-fat strawberry yoghurt
sour taste which is made from milk
y 5 You can't be serious. Stai scherzando? said when someone has said "I am the son of Bill Gates and
something that you are certain is Jennifer Lopez."
not true "You can't be serious!"
y 3 young adj giovane having lived or existed for only a young children/people
short time and not old
y 3 You're an angel! Sei un tesoro! said to someone who has done "I'll do the ironing for you Mum."
something good for you "Wow, thanks! You're an angel!"
y 10 youth hostel n ostello a cheap, simple hotel, especially Hotels are too expensive, so I
for young people who are travelling usually stay in a Youth Hostel
around when I'm travelling.
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