Military English-Some websites to help

February 04, 2016  Written by Gemma   Published in British Centre News, Funny, Language Learning Tools

The British Council


The British Forces Broadcasting Service

US Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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US-based military English website

Military definitions

Jane’s Glossary of military acronyms

The National Army Museum

Writing exams soon

April 28, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

Hello to all doing our written exam

Remember to plan

The Plan should include

  • layout
  • word count
  • grammar list
  • question parts  (divided into paragraphs and matched to grammar points)
  • Checklist

Can you send me what the final check list should include?images

Ice hotels and winter festivals.

January 21, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

Ice festivals are making a come back. Click on the links to see some videos and more information on some winter festivals.



Postcards from somewhere!

July 29, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays and I would love to know what you are doing or where you went.

Send me a postcard and let me know how your summer is going!images (11)

A pot of tea or a building

March 17, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny


Click on the picture to go to the article!


February 10, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

Carnival is a festive season that usually happens in February in Spain.

It typically involves a public celebration with a parade with some dancers, elements of the circus, masks and public street parties. People dress up during the celebrations and the winners of the  competitions for the best dress and costume are displayed in the parade.


Super Bowl

February 06, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

Super Bowl is the annual chanmpionship of the NFL(national football league) in America.It was played on Sunday 2nd of February and it is considered a national holiday in America.The super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting event in the world.It´s called the big game.

The teams are from all over America

If you are not a huge football fan. The half time performance is a spectacular event with famous singers, dancers and performers and school marching bands.


Have you ever heard of the January Blues?

January 23, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

It is a funk that you enter when the holiday season is over. It starts on January 2nd and lasts at least until February 1st. It is an unpleasant time because the holiday season is over, spring is a ways off, the weather is cold and the only movies on t.v. are repeats.This is the definition from the urban dictionary.

Can you think of eight ways to beat the January blues? Send your answers to me!


Chinese new year

January 22, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny




Chinese New Year starts at the end of this month.On the 31 st of January, Spring Festival will start.It is a family time where  all the family meet and travel home for an annual family dinner.It also is where all the family have to sweep away ill fortune  and make way for oncoming good luck.On this day, you will recieve an red envelope with some money and traditionally red  will be placed all over the house. Some people wear red clothes on the start of this festival.In the evening, you will light  firecrackers and fireworks with your family.



This festival started a long long time ago with a monster called Nian attacking a village somewhere in China.This monster attacked all the animals ,destroyed peoples homes and took some of the people.This always happened on the first day of the Spring festival.One day, a long time ago, the Monster named Nian went to the village and saw a child wearing red .He was so afraid of red that he ran away.This started the tradition of red being placed around the house and in the streets and worn on this day.

The next year,The monster Nain returned to find the village full of red lanterns and red scrolls and the villagers lit some fireworks and the monster never returned to the village.


I have a dream…

January 21, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

The most popular speech in the 20th century.It is a speech delivered by a American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

It was delivered to over 250 thousend people at the Lincoln Memorial during a march in Washington.

Click on the picture to read and listen to the speech.



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