To all of you who have been practising their English on this blog this year, I wish you Merry Christmas!
What do you know about Christmas in the UK? Is it the same as in America? And do we celebrate on the 24th December, like other places in Europe. (The answer is no, and no, only the 25th.)
Here's a video, which was actually made for Americans to teach them about the differences between British and American Christmas traditions. It's also very good English-listening practice, plus you'll learn something about British culture.
Here are two listening exercises to go with the video - one easy and one more difficult. Not sure of the answers? Just contact me!
When someone is talking to you in English and tells you “Hey I just got a new job,” what do you say?
b) A new job? That's great. When do you start?
Here's a great song to brighten up your Friday. Thanks to my student Emmanuel for suggesting Robbie Williams.
Click on Read More for the lyrics, explanation and some useful vocab.
My blog has changed! If you're looking for my English-practice exercises, they're all still here, just look in the archives.
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