Meaning: Something or someone that brings positive ideas and new energy to a situation.
Take a look around you when you are walking through the city, on public transport, in a restaurant, or even driving, and you can be sure that you will see a person using a mobile phone. They are playing games, flicking through Facebook, taking selfies, and chatting. But this in not the type of chatting you do whenyou are face-to-face with your friends. This is SMS Language or CHATSPEAK.
Early mobile phones users had to be very inventive to fit everything they wanted to say into a single, 160 character message (SMS’s used to be expensive to send!). It also made texting and chatting faster, especially with the tiny keypads those phones had. Czytaj całość »
Meaning: Relax and be yourself (especially in contrast to the person we often have to be at work and under pressure).
The term backpacker can be used to refer to a few things. For example in North America, it may refer to anyone going on a camping trip into the woods or for an extended hiking trip and wearing a back pack. However across the pond as well as in Europe in can and most often refers to a person who chooses to travel extensively in an independent way, on a limited budget and with the all of their travel necessities packed up in their trusty backpack. For some it can become a way of life, even if for only a relatively short time.
With the increasing popularity of this subculture it is no surprise that a certain phraseology has developed and anyone wishing to participate in this adventurous lifestyle should be familiar with a few key words and phrases. Czytaj całość »
Meaning: A sudden fast fall of prices, value, etc.
It goes without saying that summer is the time for all kinds of festivals. Have you planned your holiday yet? Have you thought of going to a music festival? If not, it’s not too late! We’ve got a fine selection of European music festivals lined up for you.
Meaning: To be a problem to the extent that something might not work or continue to happen
Well summer is here and it is probably high time for most of you to be off on a great summer holiday with a warmer climate and clean sandy beaches. Many travellers who have a good command of English still encounter problems with a few key terms that continually seem to create confusion. That is why we have decided to help untangle these terms with…. CLARIFICATION OF SOME TRICKY HOLIDAY TERMS.
Cricket – summer has arrived in the UK
Cricket is one of the best signs in the UK that summer has truly arrived. Have you ever played or watched a game?
In today’s BritIt post, I’m going to give you insights into what cricket is and why it’s so popular in countries that actually play it. Czytaj całość »
Meaning: To not have the opportunity to speak because someone dominates the conversation.