Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010

Culture

We Wish You a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas; We wish you a Merry Christmas; We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Culture

Not an article about language this time... From 1988 till 1990 we lived in this beautiful town in England: Cheltenham.Just below a picture of...

multi-word verbs (phrasal verbs, etc.)

multi-word verbs (phrasal verbs, etc.)

Grammar

I will give here a brief overview of what multi-word verbs are. I will write a list of verbs on a separate page. If you want to have a copy of...

tour

tour

Vocabulary

"Tour" is a word both in English and in French, but it doesn't have exacty the same meaning. 1) la tour (Fr) = the tower (En) Thus we say: the...

une idée reçue

une idée reçue

Vocabulary

Another expression that is difficult to translate is "une idée reçue". This expression has different aspects: 1) First of all it means that a...

interlocuteur

interlocuteur

Vocabulary

Some words are very difficult to translate. In fact you wonder how it is possible that in one language a word can be commonly used , when in...

another interesting website...

another interesting website...

External links

I just found another very interesting and comprehensive website for French people who want to know more about the English language. Les pièges...

All by myself

All by myself

Vocabulary

Some might know this song by Eric Carmen/Céline Dion. It was made famous by the movie "Bridget Jones diary". Here is an extract of this movie:...

afterwards, beforehand

afterwards, beforehand

Vocabulary

In French you can say: Je vais lui téléphoner après le déjeuner. and in English: I'll call him after lunch. In French you can say: Je vais lui...

hour and honest (pronunciation)

hour and honest (pronunciation)

Pronunciation

Just a short article about the pronunciation of the "h" when it is the first letter of the word... In fact the "h" is always pronounced, accept...

voyage, voyage..

voyage, voyage..

Vocabulary

It's always difficult to talk about travel in English. In French there is one word: "un voyage" et "voyager", whereas in English we have "trip",...

Question piège!

Question piège!

Vocabulary

"Ah, il avait plein de questions piège dans ce test!!""Tiens, on dit ça comment en anglais?" Euh... OK. 1) "une question piège" = "a trick question"....

Abbreviations for emails and text-messages

Abbreviations for emails and text-messages

Culture

I just found this very interesting list of the abbreviatons you can use in emails; Some are very well known, like: FYI (for your information)...

Why do we need to write "I" with a capital letter?

Why do we need to write "I" with a capital letter?

Culture

One of my students asked me this the other day.... Excellent question, but I didn't know the answer. Fortunately we have "Google" and everything...

website: www.bbc.co.uk

website: www.bbc.co.uk

External links

I just discovered an interesting website: BBC Worldservice On this website you can find subjects like: pronunciation, vocabulary, quizzes,etc....

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