The crowds were out in force along Castle Street yesterday afternoon as the torch finally made its way to Canterbury. Day 61 started in Dover then up to Deal and Sandwich before turning west up through Westbere and reaching the cathedral about 4.15pm. That meant that by 4.20pm the steps outside CLT were thronged with flagwavers as the torchbearer passed us on her way up to Wincheap.
The news that HMS Dauntless is to be deployed to the Falklands this year reminded me of the war there 30 years ago. This got me thinking about the language surrounding war and I realised that there are lots of idioms and expressions that relate to war and conflict.
In this week's post we're looking at a great website which not only helps improve your English, but also helps feed hungry people all over the world. If you want to do both of those things (and why wouldn't you?), then read on.
Hello! This week I want to check that you’ve remembered and understood the adjectives for people from my last two posts. So, have a look at the words below and choose the best set of synonyms for them:
This week I’ll be introducing seven words which are used literally to describe physical properties and metaphorically to informally describe different types of people. Again, they’re all words which my non-British friend wishes she’d known before moving here! But a word of warning – none of them is very complimentary!