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Understanding Malta


Avete le idee un po’ confuse su Malta? È assolutamente normale! Questo piccolo arcipelago nel mezzo del Mediterraneo, tanto vicino all’Italia quanto all’Africa, dove si parla inglese, ma che ha una tradizione cattolica, crea curiosità! La tour guide Mariella Bose ci sintetizza “l’identità maltese”…By Roberta Migliucci - LANGUAGE LEVEL B2 (UPPER INTERMEDIATE)   

Mariella Bose (Maltese accent)

A few years ago there was a German journalist visiting the island, writing an article about Malta, and he wrote that “The Maltese are a Mediterranean people who are Christian” because over 95 per cent of the Maltese are Roman Catholic, so he said, “who are Christian but who speak a Semitic language with the hands and the gestures of an Italian, and some of whom believe – and possibly could be – more British than the British themselves!” And there’s a bit of truth in all that.
 
(Mariella Bose was talking to Roberta Migliucci)

The interview continues in the October issue of Speak Up, click here to listen to it.


SPEAK UP EXPLAINS

Some of whom believe. Alcuni si credono. In realtà sarebbe più giusto dire some of whom believe themselves to be (more British than the British).