Dec 01

British English vs American English (free video): Five Words to Avoid in the UK

This lesson is by Chris from the UK about some American words which he suggests you don’t use when talking to British people.

Soccer

(BrE: Football  / American football)

Faucet

(BrE: Tap)

Eggplant

(BrE: Aubergine /ˈəʊ.bə.ʒiːn/)

Pants / Panties

(BrE: Trousers)

Sidewalk

(BrE: Pavement)

 

Nov 25

Learn British English – Top English Language Blogs on the Internet

I’m delighted to announce that Learn British English has been placed amongst the top 50 English language blogs on the Internet, alongside Grammarly, ABA Journal and Pearson English

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Nov 24

British English Accent Training Lesson 50 (video): Famous British Personalities

This free lesson is number 50, helping you learn how to pronounce famous British people’s names and titles. Please enable captions on Youtube or Facebook:

 

Nov 24

Learn British English Free: Pants (U.S.) = Trousers (UK)

Remember that pants (U.S.) = trousers (UK). Pants (UK) = a type of underwear for men, so please don’t talk about your pants in the UK…

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Nov 23

Learn British English Free: Travel Prepositions (get on / off / in / out)

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Nov 23

Learn English: Irregular Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

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Nov 22

Learn British English Free: Pronunciation Challenge (Letters of the Alphabet)

Please watch and listen to practise your pronunciation of some of the letters in the English alphabet:

 

Nov 21

More Common English Similes (visual lesson)

Simile                                                        Meaning

As clear as mud                                      Very unclear

As dull as dishwater                               Very boring

As easy as ABC                                      Very easy

As light as a feather                                Very light

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Nov 20

Learn British English Free: Pronunciation Practice X (with captions / story)

British English Pronunciation Practice X (please enable captions on Youtube)
Sylvia was quite a cantankerous girl. One day, she made a mistake and found herself on a farm which encompassed a large area of land near her home where trespassers were not welcome. She consoled herself but had no friends there to share condolences with. She felt like a foreign tourist without a Visa. The farmer found her, who was a misogynist, and wasted no time pointing out the discrepancies which had resulted in her being on his land. She would have called her colleagues for advice but she had had a quarrel with them earlier that day. Despite her theatrical apology and tears when she got home, her parents were furious.

 

Nov 13

Learn British English Free: Common English Similes (visual)

Simile                                   Means someone is…

as high as a kite                 Under the influence of drugs

as drunk as a skunk          Very drunk

as busy as a bee                Very busy

as free as a bird                  Free to go anywhere or do anything

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