Tag Archives: vocabulary

Teaching and learning English, French, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

Dear All, I have just come across an excellent resource for teachers and learners of English, French, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. This is a blog devoted to teaching and learning these languages. The blog is called Féru: https://ferulang.wordpress.com/ While teaching and learning resources are abundant on English and some other languages, they are much more …

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British English – American English: Idioms (vocabulary)

Video credit: GrammarSongs by Melissa, “Idioms Song (Idioms by Melissa)” August 12, 2013, via YouTube. Dear All, This post finishes the series of posts comparing vocabularies of BrE and AmE. Today I would like to discuss one of my favourite topics, phraseology. One of my course papers at the University was devoted to this doubtlessly …

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British English – American English: Units of measurement (vocabulary)

Dear All, One more interesting aspect of the vocabularies of BrE and AmE is units of measurements. As it is known, numbers require precision; otherwise, one can find him/herself in a situation where s/he is late for an important meeting, underpaid or overpays his/her bill. In order to avoid these or similar situations, it is …

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British English – American English: Miscellaneous (vocabulary)

Dear All, In the previous post, the topic of food has been discussed and some major differences between BrE and AmE have been pointed out. The present post continues exploring the vocabulary of the two language varieties and focuses on such topics as: people and home/buildings as well as some other words in common use. …

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British English – American English: Food (vocabulary)

Image credit: keepps, “Salad 1” October 19, 2005, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Dear All, The previous post concentrated on the topic of clothes and pointed out some key differences between BrE and AmE vocabularies. The present post focuses on the topic of food. Food is something we deal with every day and if you are …

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British English – American English: Clothes (vocabulary)

Video credit: WatchandLearnEnglish, “English Clothes Vocabulary | British & American English” September 4, 2012, via YouTube. Dear All, This post continues exploring differences in vocabulary between BrE and AmE. This video discusses the topic of clothes which is one of the most important topics because this is something we use every day. It is necessary …

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British English – American English: Transportation (vocabulary)

Dear All, The previous post has focused on the vocabulary pertinent to the topic of education and pointed out some major differences between BrE and AmE in this respect. The present post focuses on the topic of transportation. Before we start the discussion, it is worth noting that most of the differences in vocabulary between …

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British English – American English: Education (vocabulary)

Video credit: Macmillan Education ELT, “David Crystal – Which English?” December 24, 2009, via YouTube. Dear All, This video shows David Crystal, a world-known linguist who authored, co-authored or edited about 120 books, including the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, the Cambridge Encyclopedia, and the New Penguin Encyclopedia. Crystal is …

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Ukrainian: Topical vocabulary+audio

Image credit: Jean & Nathalie’s photostream, “Kyiv: St. Michael’s Monastery” July 27, 2008, via Flickr, CC BY 2.0. Dear All, If you are learning Ukrainian or would like to do so, this resource may be of use: http://www.internetpolyglot.com/lessons-uk-en This website provides many different words in Ukrainian. These words are categorized by topic such as “Family”, …

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