Summer is officially over – but the good news is that there are lots of sales in the shops! You can buy almost anything in a supermarket these days, but do you know the name of the specialist shops for these items or services? Example: fish and seafood – A FISHMONGER’S 1) fruit and vegetables […]
This week it’s another of our occasional quizzes on Britain. Do you know the answer to these questions? 1) What is Ben Nevis? 2) What kind of books did Agatha Christie write? 3) What happened in 1066? 4) How many wives did Henry VIII have? 5) What is the largest city in Scotland? 6) What […]
These words are notoriously problematic for even native speakers! Can you correct them? 1) acomodation 2) arguement 3) neccesary 4) pronounciation 5) independant 6) asassination 7) bussiness 8) calender 9) humourous 10) publically Answers below.
Something is on the tip of my tongue I can’t remember the name of something/someone but I think I will remember it soon
the crack of dawn Very early in the morning
have something up your sleeve Have a secret plan or advantage which can be used if necessary
do the donkey work Do the hard and boring part of a job or task
not sleep a wink Not sleep at all
Hang (on) in there Don’t give up
a rule of thumb A helpful, accurate guide which is based on practice not on theory.