In this article, you will see some words in blue. I explain the meaning of those words at the end of this article, in the vocabulary section. Yesterday, in London, England, there was a very important football match. The name of the match is the Community Shield. The Community Shield is an annual football match which is played the week before the start of the new English … [Read more...]
Cars and driving in England and Great Britain
Driving on the left The biggest shock for foreigners driving in England or Britain is driving on the left side of the road. Everything is reversed when compared to driving on the right side of the road. When you want to overtake, you overtake by the right, when you go around a roundabout, you go around in a clockwise direction. You must take extra care when you want to turn … [Read more...]
The game of cricket
The game of cricket originates from England. Nobody knows the exact date of when cricket was first played but there is evidence of the game being played in the year 1550 (over 450 years ago!) In the early years, the game was only played in England but the game then also became popular in many of the British colonies. Today, big international matches (called test matches) are … [Read more...]
What is Great Britain, United Kingdom, England?
In this article, I answer some of the most common questions English learners have regarding the geography and politics behind the countries that make up Great Britain and The United Kingdom: What is the difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom?What countries make up Great Britain and the UK?Where is Scotland? Where is Wales? Where is England?! Great … [Read more...]