Category Archive: Visual Material

Feb 13

Learn British English Free: Imperial Units of Weight (visual)

Please see below the imperial units commonly used in the UK to talk about weight.

We often use ounces to describe amounts of ingredients in recipes. We use pounds and stone for describing our own weight. Tons measure very heavy things:

Imperial Units Weight JPEG

Feb 09

Imperial Units of Volume

Please see below for British imperial units of volume.

The pint measurement (pronounced /paɪnt/) is very important because we use it to measure drinks in pubs.

Gallons are used to talk about the fuel consumption of vehicles:

Imperial Units Volume JPEG

Jan 18

Learn British English Free: Other Ways to Say “You’re Welcome” (Synonyms)

British ways to say “you’re welcome”:

Not at all

Don’t mention it

Cheers

Any time

My pleasure

You're welcome JPEG

Jul 11

Learn English Grammar (visual): must; have to; must not; don’t have to; need not

Chris explains the difference between ‘must’, ‘have to’, ‘must not’, ‘don’t have to’ and ‘need not’ (needn’t). For Dani. See visual below.

 

Must

Obligation: yes.

Do you do it? Yes.

‘You must go to all your classes’.

 

Have to

Obligation: yes.

Do you do it? Yes.

‘I have to go shopping’.

 

Must not

Obligation: yes.

Do you do it? No.

‘You must not smoke at school’.

 

Do not (don’t) have to

Obligation: no.

Do you do it? You choose.

‘You don’t have to come later’.

 

Need not (needn’t)

Obligation: no.

Do you do it? You choose.

‘You needn’t come later if you don’t want to’.

 

Notes

must = have to

don’t have to = needn’t = don’t need to

Must etc Jul 18 JPEG

Jul 07

Learn British English Free: vocabulary for World Cup stages (visual)

World Cup Fever: vocabulary for World Cup stages

World Cup Stages JPEG

Jul 01

Learn British English Free: World Cup Idioms (visual)

the favourite(s) = the person or team expected to win

the underdog(s) = the person or team expected to lose

a dark horse = an unexpected contender

World Cup Idioms JPEG

Jun 23

English Grammar: ‘win’ + object or ‘beat’ + object (common mistake)

World Cup Fever: how to use ‘win’ and ‘beat’ CORRECTLY

Football Win Beat JPEG

Mar 31

English Egg Idioms for Easter! (visual lesson)

ris wishes you happy Easter with these English idioms with ‘egg':

Egg Idioms JPEG

Dec 03

The ‘Brexit Dictionary’ by Learn British English

The ‘Brexit Dictionary‘ by Learn British English (see also: Brexit timeline)

Brexit = The act of Britain leaving / exiting the EU (British exit = Brexit).
The EU = The European Union (not the same as Europe).
Brexiteer = A person who voted Brexit and supports leaving the EU now.
Remainer = A person who voted remain and probably doesn’t support Brexit.
Hard Brexit = A scenario where the UK leaves the EU and other arrangements such as the Single Market.
Soft Brexit = A scenario where the UK leaves the EU but remains a member of other arrangements such as the Single Market.

Brexit Dictionary JPEG

Nov 25

Learn English vocabulary: cricket wicket / stumps (the Ashes)

This winter, England are playing Australia in the famous cricket series called the Ashes. In case you are interested, this is useful vocabulary about the wicket (or stumps):

Cricket Wicket JPEG

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