Types of Houses in England

Most people in England live in urban areas. Towns and cities are spreading into their surrounding environment to cope with the increasing  populations. In England, an average of 7,000 hectares of farmland, countryside and green space were converted to urban use every year. This is almost the equivalent size of 9,600 international football pitches! More people are buying their own…


Slanguage : British slang II

Mate’ – one of the commonly used terms of endearment and affection in British slang terms. Used when you are talking to a close friend, and is often easily substituted for the American ‘buddy’, ‘pal’, or ‘dude’. For example, ‘Alright, mate?’ ‘Knackered’ – a great word and phrase used by Britons to describe their tiredness and exhaustion, in any given…


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 in…