Popular sports in the UK

22 November, 2016
Claire Payne

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that sport is just one of those things that has the power to unite entire nations. From worldwide events like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup, to national championships and even local competitions, sport sees spectators coming together to support their country or team and celebrate a mutual interest.

 

15 terms from the Harry Potter series everyone should know

15 November, 2016
Claire Payne

JK Rowling’s fictional world brought with it many new words, one of which was even added to the Oxford English Dictionary back in 2013. From spells and sports, to magical creatures and methods of transport, anyone who has read the series will have seen their vocabulary increase tenfold.

 

A look at British and American slang

10 November, 2016
James Burt

While a lot of teachers shy away from teaching any kind of slang, it’s actually handy for students to know, especially in social situations. It’s also fun to learn and great to apply to use on things like social media. 

Guy Fawkes Night and where to celebrate in London

02 November, 2016
Erin O'Neill

In Britain, November 5 is marked with celebrations of bonfires, toffee apples and fireworks. This festival originates from the story of a man named Guy Fawkes and the failure of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Read on to learn more about the history of Guy Fawkes Night, and discover where you can celebrate in London this year. 

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