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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Yes he Khan: Meet the new Mayor of London

16 maja 2016, poniedziałek,

A Muslim Mayor of London – celebrating diversity

 Although I’ve lived in Warsaw for many years now, I’m a Londoner by birth. On 5th May, residents of my home city elected a new Mayor, Sadiq Khan. His election is hugely significant as London is the first major European city to have a Muslim elected as mayor. This means London and Londoners can once more enjoy their status as a truly multicultural, diverse and inclusive place. Outside the UK, not much is known about Sadiq Khan apart from his religion, so this post will give you some useful info about who he really is and what he wants for London.

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Sport Focus

9 maja 2016, poniedziałek,

One of the most popular topics in our BritIt blog posts are about sport in the UK. We’ve brought you rugby insights , told you about the Wimbledon Tennis championship, and the strange phenomena of cricket too! We have also previously blogged about football and the FA Cup. That post raised lots of questions from you, our BritIt readers so we decided as it’s May again (time flies quickly, doesn’t it!) to bring you additional FA insights.

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Long Live the Queen

2 maja 2016, poniedziałek,

In April the UK and Commonwealth celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday. There were a number of celebrations across the world to mark the occasion.  In the UK it was celebrated by beacon lighting across the UK.  Photographs of the queen with her grandchildren and great grandchildren were a social media hit.  To celebrate her Majesty’s special day, here are some insights into the royal family.  Have you got a favourite British royal? Let us know via the comment box.

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Corporate – Top 7 Phrases for ‘Office Speak’

25 kwietnia 2016, poniedziałek,

New corporate language

There’s a new language in the world of business. It’s not Mandarin Chinese, which some predict will become an essential office language in the future. It’s not even English, which has been considered a global corporate language for some time now. The language I’m referring to is ‘office speak’.

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Charlie Chaplin – Famous Brit

18 kwietnia 2016, poniedziałek,

Charlie Chaplin: The Revenge of the Little Fellow

We have only to say the name to conjure[1] the man; bowler hat, moustache, bow-legged walk swinging a cane. A true icon of the 20th century. At his height he was probably the best known star in the world, instantly recognizable, millions enjoyed his films.

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