Meaning: To react angrily.
In today’s Britit blog post we will be telling you about the exciting competition ‘Famelab’. We’ll also introduce you to the winner of the Polish Famelab finals who will be representing Poland in the global finals this June. Czytaj całość »
Meaning: to go beyond what is usually required; make an extra effort. Czytaj całość »
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?
Meaning: present an issue so that it appears much more problematic than it actually is
Polish analogue: Robić z igły widły
An example of use: I think you’re making a bit of a mountain out of a molehill. The problem isn’t quite that serious.
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 »
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!
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 »
There are many words in English which cause confusion because they are similar to another word or because they look like a word in your own language but have a different meaning. Here are some words that often cause confusion.
British Costume Dramas
Along with Royal weddings, cream tea and pop music ‘the costume drama’ is something the British feel they excel 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.
Costume dramas are in essence modern stories in which the characters wear costumes from past eras. Historical foreknowledge isn’t needed to enjoy these TV series, indeed most are very loosely ‘based on historical fact’. Czytaj całość »