Cotswolds Camping, Spelsbury Road, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

A new luxury (part three)

Deepdale Camping, Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk

La Valette Farm, Sark, Channel Islands

Richard II and Henry IV: 1377-1413

Tea democratised (part four)


Thistledown Farm.Tinkley Lane, Nympsfield, Gloucestershire

Body Idioms

Bryher Campsite, Bryher, Scilly Isles, Cornwall

Batcombe Vale Campsite, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Greenacres Camping, Barrow Lane, North Wootton, nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset

The Battle of Bosworth

Highertown Farm Campsite, Lansallos, Looe, Cornwall

Holly Bush Park, Culmhead, Taunton, Somerset

News from our friends
XML error in File: http://www.skydive.ru/en/rss.xml
XML error: SYSTEM or PUBLIC, the URI is missing at line 1
Most Popular
Into the futureElizabeth II HAS REIGNED in a world moving swiftly thro...
Elizabeth II (1952 - )Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 17 Bruton...
Edward VIII and George VI (1936 - 1952)Edward VIII (1936) Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son ...
George V (1910 - 1936)Edward vii's eldest son Albert died at the age of 2...
House of WindsorWhen Queen Victoria died in 1901, she left three genera...
Edward VII (1901 - 1910)Edward VII ('BERTIE' to his family) was born in...
A Queen in mourning  (1861 - 1901)Two days after Albert's death, Victoria wrote to he...
The Royal familyAs Victoria and Albert's nine children grew up and ...
Real English
 (голосов: 0)
The advantage for a language learner of lodging with a real British host family is that he or she will effortlessly acquire what is sometimes called real English, a colourful repertoire of idioms, slang, colloquial expressions, and even the occasional taboo word, as used by flesh and blood native speakers. It comes as a surprise to learn that Mrs. Jones is "her indoors", Mr. Jones is her "other half'” and their children are the "nippers"; that the woman next door is "a pain in the neck", her son sells "dodgy" mobile phones, while her daughter is "as nice as pie"; that Mr. Jones likes to go "down the boozer" whenever he has a chance, which is not very often as Mrs. J. "keeps tabs on him" all the time, maybe because he was a bit of a "Jack the Lad" when he was younger, though he's "knuckled down" now and they "muddle along pretty well together"; that they're a bit "hard up" at the moment, which is why the "bit of extra" from the foreign students will "come in handy"...

Real English

Expressions to learn
'E nicked it off a lorry and now the coppers 'ave done 'im for it.

Avoid saying
"That's not correct English, Mrs. Jones - it says so in my Grammar book.

Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.