Helping Young Children Learn Languages

25 lipca 2016, poniedziałek,

A Popular Topic for BritIt Readers – HELP!

We often get questions from BritIt blog readers and customers about how they can help their children learn English effectively. Today, we are sharing some top tips from our global British Council Voices Blog about how parents of young children can lay the foundations for success.

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UK Culture – Down the pub

18 lipca 2016, poniedziałek,

Pub Guide – history and the lingo

If you have ever visited the UK, you will know that pubs are a key feature of our British culture. Today,  I am going to take you through a historical examination of the relationship we Brits have with pubs. As an added bonus, I’ve included lots of new, useful language for you to learn and use.

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UK Fashion – Second-hand Clothes

27 czerwca 2016, poniedziałek,

Second-hand fashion in Britain

Buying clothes second-hand comes with lots of benefits, but also some downsides. However, among the student population of Britain, it is one of the most popular ways of staying stylish. This is partly due to the huge discounts that can be had, but also because vintage and retro clothes can provide a more ‘genuine’ version of current trends that are inspired by the past. What’s more, buying clothes second-hand is an environmentally friendly, sustainable way of staying fashionable. In Britain, there are lots of ways of getting hold of second-hand fashion, with the result being first-class style.

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Scones and Flapjacks – two UK recipes

20 czerwca 2016, poniedziałek,

We know you enjoy British Culture but do you enjoy British food?  Today, we thought we’d share two very British recipes which you may have tried if you have visited the UK – Scones and Flapjacks.  These two sweet treats are easy to bake and very scrummy.   Enjoy reading and let us know if you try baking them.  
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Grammar Hit – Capital letters and apostrophes

13 czerwca 2016, poniedziałek,

We’ve previously brought you some grammar fun through posts on ‘Common Mistakes Poles Make in English Grammar’, ‘Split Infinitives’  and more. Today, we’ll focus on capital letters and apostrophes. The basic rules for the use of capital letters and apostrophes are quite easy to remember. Read through and take the mini-quiz on LearnEnglish to check your understanding.

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Polish – Australian connections

6 czerwca 2016, poniedziałek,

An expat from ‘Down Under’

As an Australian living in Poland, I am often asked what I am doing so far from home, and why I would leave paradise on earth to come to Warsaw. I usually answer that my husband is Polish, my children were born here, and anyway, Warsaw is a great place to live.

Who knew? The untold history of Polish influence and famous Poles in Australia

What people don’t always know is that there is a long history of cultural and economic exchange between my homeland and my newly adopted country, Poland. So sit down, think hard, and see if you can answer this quiz about the little-known facts of Polish-Australian relations.

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Shakespeare and Power

30 maja 2016, poniedziałek,

Shakespeare’s stories of power do more than retell history

By Charlotte Scott

What can Shakespeare’s studies of power and politics tell us about the present? Dr Charlotte Scott, of the University of London, explains why Shakespeare’s history plays, such as Richard III, continue to fascinate audiences today.

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