Chat Language

17 lipca 2017, poniedziałek,

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 »


Idiom: let your hair down

11 lipca 2017, wtorek,

Meaning: Relax and be yourself (especially in contrast to the person we often have to be at work and under pressure).

Relax on your private balcony. Author: Roderick Eime, published under: CC BY 2.0 License, source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rodeime/14274425265

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Backpacker language

10 lipca 2017, poniedziałek,

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.


Published under CC0 License, source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/travel-traveler-backpack-summer-31905/

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 »



Top 5 Music Festivals in Europe

3 lipca 2017, poniedziałek,

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.

Glastonbury Festival 2011

Glastonbury Festival 2011 (published under CC BY 2.0, source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glastonbury_Festival_2011.jpg)

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Idiom: throw a spanner in the works

27 czerwca 2017, wtorek,

(© Alex Hughes Cartoons 2010, published under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 UK, source: https://alexhughescartoons.co.uk/1998/09/spanner-in-the-works/)

Meaning: To be a problem to the extent that something might not work or continue to happen

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Easily Confused Travel Phrases!

26 czerwca 2017, poniedziałek,

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.

A section of the main pool at Sandals’ Cuba resort. (Publishe under CC A-SA 3.0 license, source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sandals_Cuba_Pool.jpg).

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Cricket shots

UK Summer Sport – Cricket – 5 facts

20 czerwca 2017, wtorek,

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?


(CC0 Public Domain, source: https://pixabay.com/en/cricket-field-sport-game-outdoors-1033415)

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 »