Sadiq Khan

Ramadan & Five British Muslims making an impact

15 maja 2017, poniedziałek,

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 »


Famous Poles who have contributed to the UK

9 maja 2017, wtorek,

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![1]

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10 Slang Phrases You Should Know

24 kwietnia 2017, poniedziałek,

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 »


Downton Abbey and other Costume Dramas

27 marca 2017, poniedziałek,


British Costume Dramas

Along with Royal weddings, cream tea and pop music ‘the costume drama’ is something the British feel they excel[1] 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.

Downton Abbey - British Costume Drama

Downton Abbey – Image licensed under CC by 2.0; https://www.flickr.com/photos/lafiguradelpadre/8660533478

Costume, what?

Costume dramas are in essence modern stories in which the characters wear costumes from past eras. Historical foreknowledge[2] isn’t needed to enjoy these TV series, indeed most are very loosely ‘based on historical fact’. Czytaj całość »


5 Pledges for International Women’s Day. #BeBoldForChange

5 Pledges for International Women’s Day. #BeBoldForChange

8 marca 2017, środa,

5 Pledges for International Women’s Day. #BeBoldForChange
Today is International Women’s Day. This year’s campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange with a call for everyone to create a more inclusive, gender equal world. The campaign gives five bold actions you can pledge to work on to make a difference:

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Top 5 English Basic Matura Tips

27 lutego 2017, poniedziałek,

By Iwona Piecyk

Hello Matura students! I’m sure you have been studying hard for your exams. With stress levels increasing, it is good to remember some basic exam strategies which will help you pass the English exam with flying colours. Here are my 5 top tips for the basic Matura.

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