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22 “Oh So Very British” English Idioms (Part 1)

22 “Oh So Very British” English Idioms (Part 1) | British life and culture | Scoop.it
An idiom is an expression or saying that means something other than its literal translation, and the British English language has hundreds, possibly thousands to get your head around.
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Mog’s Christmas Calamity

Mog’s Christmas Calamity | British life and culture | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by the British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s titled Mog’s Christmas Calamity inspired by the children’s writer Judith Kerr. In the …
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BBC History - William Shakespeare

BBC History - William Shakespeare | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Shakespeare's reputation as dramatist and poet actor is unique and he is considered by many to be the greatest playwright of all time, although many of the...
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Exploring English: Shakespeare - British Council

Exploring English: Shakespeare - British Council | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Improve your English language skills by looking at the life and works of William Shakespeare and his enduring popularity.
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Celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday with our quiz

Celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday with our quiz | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Art thou a Shakespearean genius? It's exactly 450 years since England's most famous poet was born. How well do you know the bard and his plays? Test yourself in our Shakespeare quiz!
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The Travelling Teachers: Carnival and Pancake Day in the UK: a webquest

The Travelling Teachers: Carnival and Pancake Day in the UK: a webquest | British life and culture | Scoop.it
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Life in The UK : The Tower of London - Intermediate English Listening

Life in The UK : The Tower of London - Intermediate English Listening | British life and culture | Scoop.it
A listening, vocabulary and grammar lesson about The Tower of London, for English language learners. Watch a video about this famous London icon and tourist destination, complete a multiple choice quiz, and revise the past simple tense. Part of a free series of online lessons about London history, people and places, designed to help students prepare for the Life in the UK Citizenship test and improve their level of English.
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Exploring English: Shakespeare - British Council

Exploring English: Shakespeare - British Council | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Improve your English language skills by looking at the life and works of William Shakespeare and his enduring popularity.
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April Fools' Day - Dreamreader

April Fools' Day - Dreamreader | British life and culture | Scoop.it
A free reading comprehension exercise about April Fool's Day with downloadable prints and audio.
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Saint Patrick - Dreamreader

Saint Patrick - Dreamreader | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Not much is known about Saint Patrick. Historians are not even sure exactly when or where he lived. Most historians would say he lived during the 5th century. He may have been born in England, Scotland, or Wales. His father and grandfather were priests and men of the church.  Irish pirates kidnapped him when he …
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25 maps that explain the English language

25 maps that explain the English language | British life and culture | Scoop.it
From Beowulf to Wikipedia, here's how English grew, spread, and changed.
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Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas Advert 2015 – Mog’s Christmas Calamity

Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas Advert 2015 – Mog’s Christmas Calamity | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Christmas adverts can be stimulating to use in class for language learning.  This particular one is very rich in details so one can use it for vocabulary acquisition .  Apart from asking the very...
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Dickens - A CHRISTMAS CAROL – scanning and listening comprehension in a Christmas context – pre-intermediate

Dickens - A CHRISTMAS CAROL – scanning and listening comprehension in a Christmas context – pre-intermediate | British life and culture | Scoop.it
A Christmas classic in two pages to practise scanning and listening comprehension skills is another way of approaching Dickens and acquiring exam skills.   I summarized the story to be done in a...
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20 facts about the vast majority of British people

20 facts about the vast majority of British people | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Most British people drink a lot of tea and say sorry too much — or at least that's what the rest of the world thinks. But which facts really hold true for the majority of the more than 61 million people who live in the United Kingdom? We've compiled a list using data from numerous research and survey companies, including the Office for National Statistics, Ipsos MORI, and Pew Research.
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How To Survive The Office Christmas Party – Let’s Explore Some Vocabulary and Tips

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Pancake Day

Pancake Day | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is a special day celebrated in many countries around the world. It is celebrated in English-speaking countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada. In some countri
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Bonfire Night

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This Bonfire Night webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities designed to inform students about the history of Bonfire Night and the traditions which are practised today.
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The History Of The English Language In One Chart

The History Of The English Language In One Chart | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Triangulations blogger Sabio Lantz recently put together this rather clever diagram showing how the English language has evolved over the past 3,000 years.
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2,000 Years of London’s Historical Development, Animated in 7 Minutes

2,000 Years of London’s Historical Development, Animated in 7 Minutes | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Give 'The London Evolution Animation' seven minutes, and it will show you the historical development of London over the course of 2,000 years.
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