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 →
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 … Czytaj dalej →
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 … Czytaj dalej →
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 … Czytaj dalej →
Some words are often confused by language learners – 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.