British Culture

Learning English with Movies 4: The Great Escape.

Grammar included:  “Received Pronunciation”      More FREE grammar videos @TheTravellingEnglishTeacher   Sign up to Hyperwrite AI its very useful:  CLICK HERE GRAMMAR SECTION   ”Received Pronunciation” Received pronunciation, often abbreviated as RP, is a particular accent of standard English in the United Kingdom. Known also as “the Queen’s English” or “BBC English,” RP has been …

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Intermediate English: What Is Received Pronunciation

What Is Received Pronunciation And How Did It Become The Standard Accent Of The UK? Grammar included:  “CORRECTING the @ed” sounds”      More FREE grammar videos @TheTravellingEnglishTeacher Sign up to Hyperwrite AI its very useful:  CLICK HERE —————————————————– Only a fraction of people speak with the received pronunciation accent, and yet it is considered …

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Learning English with movies: Lesson three. ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’ 1967

Grammar included:  “Avoiding Repetition in English”      More FREE grammar videos @TheTravellingEnglishTeacher   Sign up to Hyperwrite AI its very useful:  CLICK HERE GRAMMAR SECTION   ‘Avoiding repetition in speaking and writing’ Utilizing a diverse vocabulary and varying sentence structure is paramount when crafting English prose. Reiteration of words or phrases can render writing monotonous …

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Learning English with Popular Movies 1: TITANIC

Grammar included:  “Using Conjunctions in English”      More FREE grammar videos @TheTravellingEnglishTeacher   Sign up to Hyperwrite AI its very useful:  CLICK HERE GRAMMAR SECTION What is a conjunction? A conjunction in English grammar is a word that connects clauses, sentences, words, or phrases. The primary purpose of conjunctions is to link parts of …

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Book Review 6: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

“Robinson Crusoe”   by Daniel Defoe During 2024 we are going to do a series of English lessons related to famous authors and their books. One of the regular peices of advice I give to all of my students is that one of the best ways to advance your vocabulary and understand another culture is to …

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Book Review 5: Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

“Tom Sawyer”   by Mark Twain During 2024 we are going to do a series of English lessons related to famous authors and their books. One of the regular peices of advice I give to all of my students is that one of the best ways to advance your vocabulary and understand another culture is to …

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Hypokinetic Disease

Grammar included:  “Varied” Definition of “Hypokinetic Disease” Hypokinetic disease is a category of disorders characterized by insufficient or reduced movement and physical activity, often resulting in detrimental effects on an individual’s overall health and well-being. These diseases may include obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disorders, and type 2 diabetes, and are often associated with sedentary lifestyles. By …

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Recent UFO Sightings: A Closer Look at Unexplained Phenomena

Introduction: In recent years, there has been a surge in reported UFO sightings, sparking growing interest and debate among believers and skeptics alike. In this blog post, we will delve into some of the most intriguing cases of recent UFO encounters, examine the possible explanations, and consider what these incidents might mean for our understanding …

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When to Capitalize Job Titles and Positions

When should a job title be capitalized in a sentence? It’s a simple question with a less-than-simple answer. Sometimes job titles like “president,” “prime minister,” or even royal titles like “queen” use lowercase letters, but sometimes they’re capitalized, as in “President Lincoln” or “Prime Minister Sanchéz.” So how do you know when to capitalize job …

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Book Review Two: TREASURE ISLAND Robert Louis Stevenson 1883

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Book Review One: Animal Farm by George Orwell 1945

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WW1 Christmas Eve Football Match

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) _______________________________________________________________________________ The story of the World War One Christmas Eve football match between the British and the Germans.   Introduction:  Let’s watch the short video first and answer the questions below. Questions: What is a truce? Which …

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Who were those three wise men that travelled to see baby Jesus REALLY??

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Steve and Renata have another business UPCYCLING used denim clothing. You can find us on the links below.   VINTED.CO.UK     WEUPCYCLE.CO.UK __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Who were those three wise men that travelled to see baby Jesus REALLY?? …

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Who was Saint Nicholas ? (Santa Claus)

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Steve and Renata have another business UPCYCLING used denim clothing. You can find us on the links below. ETSY.COM    VINTED.CO.UK     EBAY.CO.UK      FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE     WEUPCYCLE.CO.UK __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The History of St. Nicholas and …

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What is the origin of the Christmas Tree?

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Steve and Renata have another business UPCYCLING used denim clothing. You can find us on the links below. ETSY.COM    VINTED.CO.UK     EBAY.CO.UK      FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE     WEUPCYCLE.CO.UK __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Historical Roots of the Christmas …

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Things you didn’t know about modern-day Christmas

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Steve and Renata have another business UPCYCLING used denim clothing. You can find us on the links below. ETSY.COM    VINTED.CO.UK     EBAY.CO.UK      FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE     WEUPCYCLE.CO.UK __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ INTRODUCTION: All of our English lessons …

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Animal Vocabulary English lesson (Collective Nouns)

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Steve and Renata have another business UPCYCLING used denim clothing. You can find us on the links below. ETSY.COM    VINTED.CO.UK     EBAY.CO.UK      FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE     WEUPCYCLE.CO.UK Collective Nouns (Groups of animals)   Introduction: …

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INDIA: “From Spices to Spirituality: Uncovering the Many Facets of India’s Heritage”

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Steve and Renata have another business UPCYCLING used denim clothing. You can find us on the links below. ETSY.COM    VINTED.CO.UK     EBAY.CO.UK      FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE     WEUPCYCLE.CO.UK   _________________________________________________________________ “From Spices to Spirituality: Uncovering …

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Attempted Revolution in England 1605

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Attempted Revolution in England 1605 Remember, Remember, the 5th of November: The Tale of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot   Lesson Length: 90 minutes Introduction: As the bonfires light up and fireworks fill the skies every …

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How to start a conversation

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Making Friends in English: Social Language Skills for Everyday Life Advanced English Lesson INTRODUCTION: In the intricate web of human interaction, establishing connections through reciprocal communication is paramount. Building friendships, in particular, necessitates a fluent command of …

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A Short History of Israel and the Palestinian Opposition

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) The History of Israel and the Palestinian Opposition TWO HOUR ENGLISH LESSON INTRODUCTION: The history of Israel is a narrative charting the growth of a modern nation from an ancient past, reflecting a complex interplay between politics, …

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ADVANCED GRAMMAR 1: Negative Adverbs and Adverbial Expressions Used in Inversion

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Negative Adverbs and Adverbial Expressions Used in Inversion   Objective:     By the end of this lesson, you will be able to identify and use negative adverbs and adverbial expressions commonly used in inversion. INTRODUCTION: Inversion is …

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The Urban Tree: Harnessing the Power of Liquid Trees: Using Algae in Urban Areas to Combat CO2 Emissions

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Introduction: The world’s urban landscapes are constantly evolving as architects and engineers search for innovative ways to create sustainable environments. One increasingly popular solution is the incorporation of  “liquid trees,”  or algae, in our cityscapes to help …

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Understanding Net Zero and its Global Implications

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Understanding Net Zero and its Global Implications   Introduction: The term “Net Zero” has been making headlines in recent years as countries around the world pledge to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But what exactly does …

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What we do in the UK: A look at occupations. NURSING

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) What we do in the UK: A look at occupations “NURSING” Introduction: Welcome to today’s English lesson, where we will explore the exciting world of occupations in the UK! We’ll be delving into various aspects of the …

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Pride in the Skies: A Look at the Distinguished Royal Australian Airforce F18 Pilots (English Lesson) Conditionals

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   Pride in the Skies: A Look at the Distinguished Royal Australian Airforce F18 Pilots. Teacher Prof. Steve W. Bradeley BSc (Hons) Introduction F18 fighter pilots are often considered the epitome of skill, bravery, and dedication. Among …

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Some UN good news

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Improve Your English Magazine October 2023 Issue “Discover ‘IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH MAGAZINE’, a comprehensive magazine designed to help English learners of all levels excel in their language journey. Packed with invaluable tips, engaging content, and interactive exercises, …

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Will it be possible to have babies in space?

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Will it be possible to have babies in space?   Humans will travel to Mars within the next couple of decades. That’s according to Nasa, anyway. The ultimate goal? To live entirely independent of Earth. Scientists are …

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Are you a Hedgehog or a Fox?

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Are you a Hedgehog or a Fox? In “The Hedgehog and the Fox,” the author uses the ancient Greek parable of the hedgehog and the fox as a metaphor to discuss different styles of thinking and intellectual …

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Are we related? 4000 years ago we probably had a common ancestor.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/will-we-all-live-in-plyscrapers-in-the-future/p09k9z1g?playlist=what-will-the-future-be-like Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Are we related? 4000 years ago we probably had a common ancestor Introduction: In today’s ever-evolving world, medical advancements and technological innovations continue to dramatically influence human longevity. As the 21st century is underway, one cannot …

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“PLYSCRAPERS” Are wooden houses and buildings the answer to climate change?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/the-22nd-century-people-living-among-us/p0f7sx0n?playlist=what-will-the-future-be-like Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) “PLYSCRAPERS” Are wooden houses and buildings the answer to climate change?   Constructed in 607AD in Nara, Japan, the Horyu-ji Temple holds the title of the world’s oldest surviving wooden building. Standing impressively at five storeys …

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The Boston Tea Party

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Fun with regional British accents

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Introduction: The first thing to say about the term “British accents” is that this is an American concept that actually doesn’t exist. Because there is English English, Scottish English, Welsh English and Irish English. Each are separate …

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Spud the Potato Boy Book Review

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Book Review “Spud the Potato Boy and his Adventures” is an enchanting and delightful children’s book that takes readers on a series of whimsical journeys with the lovable protagonist, Spud. Author Jane Thomas masterfully weaves the tale …

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The Etiquette of British Tea Time

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Introduction:  Welcome to my delightful English lesson, where we explore the charming traditions and customs of British Tea Time. In this lesson, we unravel the intricate etiquette of this time-honoured practice, steeped in history and significance. From …

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The English Vocabulary of Mr. Potato

“Discover the versatile world of potatoes in our latest blog post, exploring delicious recipes, nutritional benefits, and fun facts about this popular tuber.” Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) The Wonderful World of Potatoes: Types and Cooking Methods in English Introduction: Origin of …

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The Manx TT

A Short History of The Manx TT Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM.BR   A Short History of The Manx TT Introduction: In the UK we love motorcycles and racing. Every year for three weeks we close …

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India’s Moon Landing: Does this mean they are no longer a third world country?

India’s Moon Landing (Intermediate/Advanced) No longer a third world country Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM.BR India’s Moon Landing “No longer a third world country” (Intermediate / advanced lesson) Introduction: India has recently made a remarkable achievement …

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Book of the week

Book review Twenty Tales of Robotics and AI: QUIZ BOOK With fun questions after each story to test your intelligence (English Edition) BUY HERE “Twenty Tales of Robotics and AI: QUIZ BOOK With Fun Questions After Each Story to Test Your Intelligence” (English Edition) is an entertaining and engaging read for those interested in both …

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How to insult someone in English

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM.BR How to insult someone in English Introduction: There are irritating individuals, and then there are those who make you want to high-five their face with a chair. Usually, a middle finger …

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Learning Cockney Slang in English

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM.BR What is “Cockney Slang?” So you thought you knew how to speak English! Introduction: Cockney slang, also known as Cockney rhyming slang, is a form of informal, coded language that originated …

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lock up | English Vocabulary

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM “TO LOCK UP” Meaning to lock the doors and windows of a building or a car to make it secure Synonym secure For example lock up sth Don’t forget to lock …

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Advanced English grammar, what is a predicate?

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM.BR What is a “predicate?” Introduction: A predicate in English grammar is the part of a sentence that provides information about the subject, typically consisting of a verb and any accompanying modifying …

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English Scientific Terminology in use.

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM.BR Using Scientific Terminology in English Introduction: Welcome to this advanced English lesson, where we will be exploring the fascinating world of scientific terminology in the English language. With the ever-growing importance …

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How to Write a Short Essay in English

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM.BR Writing clearly and concisely is one of the best skills you can take from school into professional settings. A great way to practice this kind of writing is with short essays. …

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much of a muchness | English Expression

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM.BR This page  is about the idiom much of a muchness INFORMAL Meaning If two or more things are much of a muchness, they are very similar to each other. For example …

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To knock something together | Vocabulary

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM “To throw something together” Meaning to make something quickly, or without putting too much thought into details Synonym knock up (British, informal), To throw something together For example knock together something …

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The differences between the Brazilian Democracy System and the English Parliamentary System

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM   ENGLISH PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM INTRODUCTION: ENGLISH SYSTEM The English democracy system can be briefly described as a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. At the heart of this system is the …

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What is your all time favourite band? Here is mine. “The Eagles”

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM.BR What’s your favourite band? SECTION ONE:   Introduction: The Eagles, an iconic American rock band, have left an indelible mark on the music industry. Formed in 1971 in Los Angeles, California, the …

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