Category: british english

In English, we often use imperial units rather than the metric system. This post is about common imperial units of length.

We use feet and inches to talk about a person’s height.

We use feet and squared feet to talk about the size of a building.

We use yards to talk about distances in football. The penalty area = the 18-yard box. He scored from thirty yards out!

A chain is not used as a measurement but is the length of the pitch in cricket.

Furlongs are used to measure courses for horse racing.

Miles are used to measure distances for travelling between places.

Via the Learn British English website.

Improve your British vocabulary:

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/

Learn British English Free: sex and gender (with
subtitles / captions)

Sex = male or female (biologically)

List
of genders:

https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/02/heres-a-list-of-58-gender-options-for-facebook-users/

Learn British English Free: drunk or high

https://youtu.be/oXwRPshIhJ8

British English lesson by Chris: I beg your pardon

Stronger: I do beg your pardon

Use when:

you don’t understand or need someone to repeat something

someone does or says something rude

you do something rude (like ‘excuse me’)

Pronunciation: your = /yuh/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pePGD-N6YRY

British English lesson by Chris: I beg your pardon

Stronger: I do beg your pardon

Use when:

you don’t understand or need someone to repeat something

someone does or says something rude

you do something rude (like ‘excuse me’)

Pronunciation: your = /yuh/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pePGD-N6YRY

Chris reads a poem by student Evgeny from Russia:

Before you go, I’d like to let you know
that broken hopes can hardly be repaired.
My former friend, you’ve turned into my foe,
you waged this war before it was declared.

Forget my name and play your little game
with those who trust your treacherous endeavour.
My take on you will always be the same,
By lies of yours I’ll be affected never.

Chris reads a poem by student Evgeny from Russia:

Before you go, I’d like to let you know
that broken hopes can hardly be repaired.
My former friend, you’ve turned into my foe,
you waged this war before it was declared.

Forget my name and play your little game
with those who trust your treacherous endeavour.
My take on you will always be the same,
By lies of yours I’ll be affected never.

Learn British English Free: Reading Practice (with subtitles / captions)

Chris reads a BBC article about British and American sarcasm:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46846467
Here is the link for the table / meme:
https://learnbritishenglish.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/british-interpretations2.png

Learn British English Free: Reading Practice (with subtitles / captions)

Chris reads a BBC article about British and American sarcasm:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46846467
Here is the link for the table / meme:
https://learnbritishenglish.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/british-interpretations2.png