What British People Say, Versus What They Mean

What British People Say, Versus What They Mean

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/what-british-people-say-versus-what-they-mean

Nobody, somebody, everybody...

Nobody, somebody, everybody...

Vocabulary

Some common words that students find difficult to use correctly: Nowhere : nulle part Somewhere : quelque part Everywhere : partout Nobody :...

website for children

website for children

External links

If you would like to help your children learn English, or if you need to teach English to young children, the following site might be of interest:...

outnumber / outweigh / outvote

outnumber / outweigh / outvote

Vocabulary

A couple of interesting verbs... the ones that begin with out... to outnumber = être plus nombreux que The women outnumbered the man. Les femmes...

BBC Learning English

BBC Learning English

External links

The site BBC.CO.UK/Worldservice proposes this: ~Hi I'm Neil. Thanks for joining me on English at Work - a new series of programmes set in an...

A tour of the British Isles in accents

A tour of the British Isles in accents

Pronunciation

A dialect coach, Andrew Jack, gives a tour of the accents of the British Isles. You can hear the following accents: Received Pronounciation (RP)...

extreme adjectives

extreme adjectives

These are adjectives that mean very + adjective.

"Borgen" or watching TV with subtitles

"Borgen" or watching TV with subtitles

I always tell my students to watch American/English films in English, with French subtitles. I am convinced that it helps them to improve their...

Le chant faciliterait l’apprentissage des langues étrangères

Le chant faciliterait l’apprentissage des langues étrangères

Just read this in a French newspaper: apparently singing can help you to learn a foreign language: http://etudiant.lefigaro.fr/les-news/actu/detail/article/chanter-pour-mieux-apprendre-une-langue-etrangere-2500/...

Learning a foreign language: five most common mistakes

Learning a foreign language: five most common mistakes

1) not listening enough: language learners need to practise listening in order to learn. This can reinforce learned vocabulary and structures,...

Evolingo

Evolingo

One of my students talked about 'Evolingo'. Evolingo is a free online e-learning system. This is the link:http://www.evolingo.com/ I'm happy...

"meet requirements" and other business terms

"meet requirements" and other business terms

to meet the requirements of = répondre aux exigences de to meet the demand = satisfaire la demande, répondre à la demande to meet the needs of...

could

could

Grammar

How you can use "could" + infinitive.. 1) request permission to do something Could I ask you a question? Could I ask a question please? Could...

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Vocabulary

That's really good! The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary is online. This is my favourite dictionary. It's a monolingual dictionary, so all...

the 'real' origin of some well-known proverbs, customs, etc.

the 'real' origin of some well-known proverbs, customs, etc.

Culture

My colleague Anne sent me this interesting text yesterday. EDIT: apparently all the 'explanations' are incorrect, but it is fun to read anyway....

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