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.
Cheddar, Cheddar Gorge and Cheddar man When you say the above sub-title, I’m pretty sure you thought this is going to be a pretty cheesy piece of writing. Well, I hope it won’t be too cheesy, as cheesy means that … Czytaj dalej
A topic that starts debate – pronunciation One of our most popular ever Britit posts was published a year ago today – Top 5 Polish mistakes in British Pronunciation. It stimulated lots of observations and debate. Today, we are sharing … Czytaj dalej
A Popular Topic for BritIt Readers – HELP! We often get questions from BritIt blog readers and customers about how they can help their children learn English effectively. Today, we are sharing some top tips from our global British Council … Czytaj dalej