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Confusing Words That Even Native Speakers Mess up

12 listopada 2018, poniedziałek,

At the British Council we feel that the word native speaker is a bit old-timey and problematic. It suggests that simply because someone was born in an English- speaking country they will automatically be much better at English than someone who has intensely studied the language over many years. The term ‘expert user of English’ is far more accurate. Someone is either an expert user or not and it doesn’t matter where they were born. However to underline the fact that English native speakers can mess up a great deal in their own language, we are going to show you a bunch of words that are constantly misused in English. We have already talked about the classics like they’re, their, there and two, too and to, but this time we would like to take this to a much higher level of sophistication.
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What can be the significance of elections for the cultural face of Warsaw?

2 listopada 2018, piątek,

The owners of the musical scenes in Poland and abroad need the support of officials who understand the specifics of their work: for clubs are as culturally important as ambitious movies or theatres.

There is an increasing number of alternative music events in Warsaw: ambitious jazz performances, good black metal concerts and interesting electronic music events . Those who enjoy the less mainstream  in popular sounds have in recent years been able to attend a truly wide selection of outdoor summer concerts, for example, at the Bar Studio on Plac Defilad, but also ones held in post-industrial venues, such as the Pogłos club.

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Soap Operas in Britain

24 października 2018, środa,

Watching television remains one of the most popular ways for people in Britain to spend their free time. But what do they watch? Apart from sports matches, soap operas are the most popular kind of television programme for British people and are viewed by tens of millions of people. They are also a popular conversation topic for Brits at work and school.

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L1 in the English Language Classroom

15 października 2018, poniedziałek,

Perhaps as a parent you have sent your child off to English language lessons or you have had the opportunity to sit in on some of your child’s lessons and, to your absolute shock, you hear the mother-tongue or shared language (Polish – in Poland for example) being used.  Czytaj całość »


to bring one’s A game

11 października 2018, czwartek,

Meaning: be prepared to do your absolute best.

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How to learn (and remember) phrasal verbs

24 września 2018, poniedziałek,

Are you particularly intimidated by phrasal verbs?  Or are you thinking: “Wait a second, what were those phrasal verbs thingies??” These are words like pick up, turn down, get off, black out – just to give you some examples. Does that make it a bit clearer? No? Czytaj całość »