Showing posts with label Britain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Britain. Show all posts

Sunday, 18 November 2018

WHAT IS OXFORD WORD OF THE YEAR 2018?

Every year some terms attract vast attention of people all over the world. In 1971 the tradition of defining the most popular world of the year was created by the The Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (Association for the German Language). 


Since then the Word of the Year is announced by different linguistic institutions. And in 2018, according to oxforddictionaries.com, the Word of the Year is ...

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

CHARLES’S, PRINCE OF WALES, 70TH BIRTHDAY

Charles, prince of Wales, in full Charles Philip Arthur George, prince of Wales and earl of Chester, duke of Cornwall, duke of Rothesay, earl of Carrick and Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, (born November 14, 1948, Buckingham Palace, London, England), heir apparent to the British throne, eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh.

Monday, 15 October 2018

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK’S 290 ANNIVERSARY

James Cook was born on 27 October 1728 in a small village near Middlesbrough in Yorkshire. His father was a farm worker. At the age of 17, Cook moved to the coast, settling in Whitby and finding work with a coal merchant. In 1755, Cook enlisted in the Royal Navy, serving in North America where he learnt to survey and chart coastal waters.


Monday, 3 September 2018

PENICILLIN DISCOVERED 90 YEARS AGO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish researcher, is credited with the discovery of penicillin in 1928. At the time, Fleming was experimenting with the influenza virus in the Laboratory of the Inoculation Department at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE...


"To be, or not to be" - these words are familiar to lots of people in different parts of the globe. The famous line is the opening phrase of a soliloquy spoken by Prince Hamlet in the so-called "nunnery scene" of genius William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Act III, Scene I.



Monday, 26 February 2018

BRITISH HOUSES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

The home is a very important concept for the British. It is reflected in the famous saying "an Englishman's home is his castle".



Sunday, 25 February 2018

BRITISH VILLAGES

A picturesque British village is a place with  its tight-knit community, beautiful buildings and stunning, green surroundings. But is there a formula for the perfect British village?


Friday, 16 February 2018

SUPERSTITIONS: WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

How do you feel about black cats? Would you open an umbrella indoors? Are you afraid of the number 13? You may believe in them or not, but you’ve probably heard about these superstitions.

Monday, 12 February 2018

BRITISH SPORTING TRADITIONS

Lots of sports were developed in the UK: football and tennis, boxing and hockey. People in different parts of the UK follow some unique sporting traditions. 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

PANCAKE DAY

Warm, soft and so delisious... Pancakes have always been among our favourite dishes here in Belarus. Do the British like pancakes?




Monday, 5 February 2018

BRITISH ROADS

The United Kingdom has a well developed network of roads. The total length of these roads is about 262,300 miles (422,100 km). Road distances are shown in miles or yards and UK speed limits are indicated in miles per hour (mph).


Saturday, 20 January 2018

ANGLOPHENIA - THE CHANNEL FOR EVERYBODY WHO LOVES ENGLISH

There is a cosy channel on YouTube hosted by two wonderful ladies where you can find stories about the British way of life. It is a destination for real Anglophiles: those who greatly admire England and Great Britain. We can find a lot useful information for our studies there. 



FITNESS VOCABULARY

If you want to be fit, and healthy, and happy - visit a gym! And it would be great if going there becomes you usual habit.