Let’s talk about the weather!

Let’s talk about the weather! In England we have what is known as a temperate climate. This means that we don’t have weather that is either unbearably hot or unbearably cold. We do, however, have four distinct seasons, each of which offers us plenty of opportunity to indulge in our favourite national pastime, talking about [...]

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Back to School – A Guide to British School Vocabulary

Back to School – A Guide to British School Vocabulary September has come around again and here in the UK we are celebrating the start of autumn by taking walks in the rain, eating casserole for dinner and sending our children back to school. The UK academic year starts in September and generally children start [...]

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Understanding British Humour

Understanding British Humour Over the years, I have heard many people talk about the British sense of humour. Yes, it’s correctly spelt ‘humour’ – it’s not our fault if Americans can’t spell properly! Anyway, lots of people say they love the British sense of humour, but many more say they just don’t understand [...]

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British Pubs – Pub Culture

What are British Pubs? Even though most people have heard about British pubs, few people understand what they are, and most people don't realise how old they are. Pubs aren't a modern invention - they existed before Britain was invaded by the Angles, Saxons, Jutes and the Vikings. In fact, they were so common [...]

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