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 … Czytaj dalej
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 … Czytaj dalej
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 … Czytaj dalej
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 … Czytaj dalej
We have officially entered the festive season. Advent has started and the countdown to the end of the year begun. One of the most popular English carols to celebrate the festivities is ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas.’ The rhyming chant … Czytaj dalej
Canadian versus American Due to our connected histories on a shared continent and a border that stretches endlessly for miles and miles, Canadians and Americans do have an awful lot in common. To the untrained ear the accents may be … Czytaj dalej
Roald Dahl is famous for his exuberantly inventive use of language. Susan Rennie, chief editor of the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary, explains what his techniques teach us. Don’t take language too seriously You may laugh when reading Roald Dahl, but you can also … Czytaj dalej
One of our most popular ever Britit posts was published a year ago today Top 5 Mistakes Poles Make in English: Grammar. It stimulated lots of observations and debate. Read through the post, then the feedback and let us know how you … Czytaj dalej
A Popular Topic for BritIt Readers – HELP! What habits should English language learners adopt to help them meet their goals? Martin Sketchley, latest winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award, gives us his top five.