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23.05.2017
wtorek

Wembley Stadium

9 Essential Football Phrases

23 maja 2017, wtorek,

Hi everyone! It’s May, which means the football season is coming to an end. It’s an exciting time for fans, as lots of big matches are played and trophies are won. But how many of these expressions about the beautiful game do you know?

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium (published under cc-by-sa-2.0 , source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/57386290@N00/2561575081)

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15.05.2017
poniedziałek

Sadiq Khan

Ramadan & Five British Muslims making an impact

15 maja 2017, poniedziałek,

This year Ramadan begins on the 27 May and continues until the 25 June.  This sacred month in the Islamic calendar is when the Quran or Koran (the holy book of Islam) was revealed for the first time to Prophet Muhammad by Allah.

The UK is home to just over three million Muslims.  Our Britit post today is a celebration of five British Muslims who are making a huge impact in the UK. Czytaj całość »

9.05.2017
wtorek

Famous Poles who have contributed to the UK

9 maja 2017, wtorek,

Links between the UK and Poland both metaphorical and literal might over recent years have become closer than ever but in fact a cultural crossover has always existed. In today’s Britit post, I’m writing about some of my favourite historical contributors.  I hope you also find out some interesting snippets![1]

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24.04.2017
poniedziałek

10 Slang Phrases You Should Know

24 kwietnia 2017, poniedziałek,

Writing an article about British slang is bound to provoke shouts from language purists: ‘That’s not correct English!’ In some ways, they’re right. Slang is usually absent from English dictionaries and is often different in each region around the world where English is the official language. You probably never hear any of the words listed below in your English lessons. But if one day you enter a pub in England itself, especially in a university town, chances are that a few of these phrases will come in handy. Czytaj całość »

27.03.2017
poniedziałek

Downton Abbey and other Costume Dramas

27 marca 2017, poniedziałek,

 

British Costume Dramas

Along with Royal weddings, cream tea and pop music ‘the costume drama’ is something the British feel they excel[1] at – and they are right.  Today, I’m going to review four famous British Costume Dramas and as an added bonus have included some useful language too.

Downton Abbey - British Costume Drama

Downton Abbey – Image licensed under CC by 2.0; https://www.flickr.com/photos/lafiguradelpadre/8660533478

Costume, what?

Costume dramas are in essence modern stories in which the characters wear costumes from past eras. Historical foreknowledge[2] isn’t needed to enjoy these TV series, indeed most are very loosely ‘based on historical fact’. Czytaj całość »