Category Archive: Visual Material

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

Sep 02

English Idioms and Collocations with ‘hit’

English idioms and collocations with ‘hit’:

hit a nerve

hit on someone

hit rock bottom

hit someone for six

hit the books

hit the ceiling

hit the ground running

hit the hay

hit the headlines

hit the nail on the head

smash hit (song)

Hit Collocations JPEG

Jul 23

English Grammar (visual lesson): ‘Teach’ or ‘Learn’?

A teacher teaches students.

A student learns from their teacher.

INCORRECT: the teacher learns the student.

Teach Learn JPEG

May 23

Learn English Grammar: Remember or Remind

Remember or remind?

Tom remembers something (by himself)

Jane reminds Tom to do something and Tom then remembers

Remember Remind JPEG

May 09

Maps of UK Dialects

British Dialects: “Scone” /skɒn/ or /skəʊn/

(via University of Cambridge)

Please have a look at the below map that shows how likely it is for people in parts of the UK to pronounce “scone” (type of cake) as if it rhymes with “gone” /skɒn/:

Read this article for more details.

scone_rhyme_with_gone_cam_ac_uk

Mar 20

Learn British English: Brexit Timeline

The UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) or to Brexit (British exit) in the referendum on 23 June 2016. However, we haven’t left the EU yet.
 
First, Prime Minister Theresa May has to do something called trigger Article 50 which means she writes to the EU to tell them the UK is leaving. Then there is a two-year negotiating period before the UK actually leaves.
 
Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29, 2017. This means that the UK will leave the EU two years later in March, 2019. This is when Brexit will take place.
Brexit Timeline JPEG

Mar 05

Learn English: lend or borrow (visual lesson)

Borrower: I need money. Can I borrow money from you? Can you lend me money?

Lender: I can lend you money. You can borrow money from me.

Lend Borrow JPEG

Mar 02

English Prepositions: go to a place and be in a place

To In JPEG

Feb 25

Visual English Grammar: Enough; Too Much; Too Many

Enough = the amount I want and / or need:

Enough Too Much Too Many JPEG

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