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Slanguage: a useful guide to British slang

Slanguage is a blend word that comes from slang and language. Slang is a particular kind of colloquial language, which comprises extremely informal language; usually known as buzz words. It helps to make speech vivid and colourful and creates group solidarity , but essentially belongs to young people. Though mainly used in speech, it can also be a regular feature…

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Reported Speech

If we report what another person has said, we usually do not use the speaker’s exact words (direct speech), but reported (indirect) speech. Therefore, you need to learn how to transform direct speech into reported speech. The structure is a little different depending on whether you want to transform a statement, question or commands. STATEMENTS     QUESTIONS COMMANDS/ORDERS CHANGES…

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The Passive Voice

  Websites for practicing  passive voice: Website about Passive Voice Website about passive voice   Play the Rumour game                 Texts Concentrate on the use of the verbs in the Passive Voice. Text 1. How Towns Have Arisen Most villages and towns on the British Isles came into being because of their favourable situation…

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Conditional Sentences

Conditional Sentences are also known as Conditional Clauses or If Clauses. They are used to express that the action in the main clause (without if) can only take place if a certain condition (in the clause with if) is fulfilled.There are four types of conditional sentences. It’s important to use the correct structure for each of these different conditional sentences…

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Classic British Dishes

Classic British Dishes 1. Melt-in-your-mouth homemade scones. Turn any hour into high tea with these perfectly fluffy, perfectly dense, fresh-out-the-oven scones. (Life tip: It’s pronounced “skons”. Wild, I know, but trust me.) 2. Adorable, Christmas-ready mincemeat pies. Miraculously, mincemeat (or mince) pies contain no meat — just delicious bits of fruit and a lot of holiday spirit. Impress your English…