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10 Things Brits Say…and What Americans Think We Mean | Mind The Gap

10 Things Brits Say…and What Americans Think We Mean | Mind The Gap | British life and culture | Scoop.it
This is a pretty bird but "fit bird" has an entirely different meaning. (Photo/AP) We may have invented the English language but that doesn?
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The 50 Best British Artists of All Time :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste

The 50 Best British Artists of All Time :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste | British life and culture | Scoop.it
While all eyes are on the throne, we pay tribute to our 50 favorite British artists—a rock 'n roll royal family of sorts.
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Pottermore: a unique online Harry Potter experience from J.K. Rowling

J.K.Rowling presents Pottermore: a unique and free-to-use website which builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books...
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The History of the English Language - Infographic

The History of the English Language - Infographic | British life and culture | Scoop.it

What we know as the English language today has evolved over thousands of years,  influenced by migrating tribes, conquering armies and peaceful trade. 


Via Damián Casado, Ricard Garcia, Terje
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The King under the Car Park

The King under the Car Park | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Some bones are found under a car park in Leicester. Are they those of King Richard III?
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The Royal Family

The Royal Family | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Comprehension activity based on passage about the Royal Family. Use with Intermediate students to support their understanding of British history and comprehension skills.
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Scotland's Pandas (The LanguagePoint)

Scotland's Pandas (The LanguagePoint) | British life and culture | Scoop.it
English language learning resources based on a news story about Pandas arriving at a zoo in Scotland.  Activities include gap fill, phrase matching and suggested discussion or role play topics. Resources available: Overview Full text sheet Gap ..
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One day in - London

One day in - London | British life and culture | Scoop.it
In one day in London we meet the man who has revolutionised the iconic red doubledecker bus and take in the extraordinary economic impact of the annual Wimbledon tennis championships.

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BBC - Drama - Bleak House - Charles Dickens Animation

Watch the animated story of Charles Dickens.
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English language facts | Visual.ly

English language facts | Visual.ly | British life and culture | Scoop.it
English language has become a global means of communication, it is not only the most widely written (counting scientific articles, periodical and the...

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London Shows - Comparing Information | Learn English

London Shows - Comparing Information | Learn English | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Learn English. 1 FREE English lesson added every single day.

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Random Idea English: Vocab game - Food collocations (mainly British) quiz

Random Idea English: Vocab game - Food collocations (mainly British) quiz | British life and culture | Scoop.it
TEFL teacher explores grammar and language points with exercises, quizzes and some opinionated rants...
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The History of English in 10 Minutes

The History of English in 10 Minutes | British life and culture | Scoop.it

"Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through 'The History of English' squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century.  From the Open University.


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how English language has evolved

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English Listening - The Great North Run

English Listening - The Great North Run | British life and culture | Scoop.it

English Listening activity for Pre-Intermediate English language students and above about the annual BUPA Great North Run, which takes place on September 16 this year.


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