Learning how to speak British English
British English is the official language of the United Kingdom and is sometimes referred to as “classical English”.
While American English is gaining influence through popular culture in the form of Hollywood films, music and the internet, British English often remains the language of choice in academia and former British colonies throughout the world. In this article, we will explain how to speak British English correctly and how to access useful online resources to help you progress quickly.
Firstly, it is important to understand what we mean by the term “British English”. In actual fact, the variety of the language spoken in the UK also has its own regional divisions, accents and dialects. However, as a non-native speaker you should concentrate on “Standard English” – that similar to the language heard on the BBC. Learning this variety will guarantee you are understood in the vast majority of situations. Some additional knowledge of regional forms and slang may provide a deeper understanding of English and make you sound more “local” in certain speech situations, but it is generally best to use standard forms.
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. The 5 main types of adverbs can give us more information about frequency, manner, degree, place and time. In this study guide, you will learn all about the different types of adverbs with examples of how to use them in a sentence. Check out the exercises at the end to test your understanding! Continue reading
In this study guide, we will teach you 21 common phrasal verbs with ‘put’. Learn their many meanings, explore real native examples in context, and try our final quiz to test your understanding. You can also save a copy of this great guide to use later. Ready? Let’s take a look! Continue reading