I agree with what your comment on surprises in sports events, Antonio. Great fun when they happen to the other team! Although maybe England will need a few surprises to stay in the competition.....
It's interesting to hear what you say about bilingual dictionaries; that they don't help your reading. Naheed, in a comment on your post, agrees with you. Maybe, as you suggest, monolingual dictionaries are useful for beginner-level students, but post-beginners benefit more from an English-English dictionary. I've noticed though, that many of my students at York St John University College now have electronic dictionaries that are both bilingual and English-English!
What a great idea to memorise bits of film dialogue. Be careful what kind of films you watch :)) Instead of saying, 'seeing a film I adore to memorise dialogues...', you could try, 'when I see/watch a film, I adore memorising dialogue...'. That 'When I .... I ...' is a useful phrase. 'Adore' is one of those verbs that is followed by verb-ing, not to-verb.
You mention the phrasal verb 'drop out' from the film Eyes Wide Shut. Another useful phrasal verb is 'look up', to talk about checking words in your dictionary. For example, 'I looked up every new word in my dictionary'. Or you can split the verb and the particle, 'I looked every new word up...'. When did you start reading novels in English? Do you do it to learn more words/phrases or just for enjoyment? Maybe both! Is reading English language novels something you can recommend to other learners??
One final language suggestion, 'aren't been meeting for so many time' should be 'haven't met for so long'. 'For so long' is another useful phrase; subject + verb + for so long. The opposite of 'so long' (a long time) is 'not very long' (a short time). Compare, 'they have known each other for so long' with 'they haven't known each other for very long'.
My dad is driving back from London, and his secondary school reunion, on Sunday afternoon. I expect the roads will be completely empty from midday onwards, when everyone (except my dad) is at home in front of the TV watching England play Ecuador. Please say 'in bocca al lupo' for England.
I'll be back here on Monday evening. My nine year old daughter has seen me doing this blog at home and now wants one of her own! We found blogspot.com and set a blog up for her. It was easy and free of charge. She wrote about her likes and dislikes, but I had to ask her to delete the part about who she doesn't like at school before she published it! Do you think I was right or wrong to force her to change her blog?
Have a good weekend. See you on Monday!
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