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Even More British Idioms to Improve Your English


If you loved our blog on British idioms last week, then you're in luck, because we're back with even more! If you understand and know when to use idioms, you'll sound more like a native English speaker, since we use idioms all the time. British idioms are a bit different from American idioms, so it's good to be well-versed in (have a deep understanding of) what they mean. Have a look at some of these British idioms, and make sure to work them into (say them) your speech so that you can practice using them in context! In a tick [...]

Even More British Idioms to Improve Your English2021-09-15T18:06:32+01:00

British English Idioms You May Not Know


If you've been reading the Bespeaking blog for a while, then you'll know that we think learning idioms (turns of phrase, set phrases in a culture) are a great way to learn a language. One of the issues (problems) with learning English, however, is that there are a few different kinds of English you can learn. American English and British English are the two leading types of English for non-native speakers to learn, but people in Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries have different ways of saying things, different slang, and different idioms from each other. [...]

British English Idioms You May Not Know2021-09-09T06:52:10+01:00

British vs. American English Pronunciation


A friend of mine who was educated at Oxford told me once, “The difference between British vs. American English pronunciation is that British English is correct.” As an American, I feel it’s my duty to disagree. But accents and pronunciations aren’t right or wrong, just different. After the American Revolution and the two countries started to diverge (separate), Americans started doing some things differently from the English in an attempt to differentiate themselves. This is why the Americans, as an example, use their forks the way they do with the tines (the pointy parts of a fork) up, and not [...]

British vs. American English Pronunciation2021-01-21T17:26:41+01:00

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