Practise Your English. Read This Article. Why Do We Put The Clocks Forward One Hour For British Summer Time?

Spring Forward: 100 years of British Summer Time British Summer Time Read through this interesting article and see if there is any new vocabulary for you. The Royal Observatory’s public clock, the Shepherd Gate Clock, set permanently to Greenwich Mean Time ©NMM. Repro ID: D56012007 marked 100 years since British Summer Time was first proposed … Read more

English Words with Multiple Applications Part 1 – ‘Up’

Polysemy comes from Neo-Latin polysemia, which comes from Greek polusemous [poly- (many) + sema (sign)] giving us a linguistic term, “having many meanings” or multiple meanings. We also have polyseme (singular) [puh LIS uh mee], and polysemes (plural) [puh LIS uh meez]. The words polysemy [puh LIS uh mee or PAWL i see” mee] and … Read more

10 Most Conflicting Proverbs in the English Language.

1. Actions speak louder than words .The pen is mightier than the sword. A silent man is a wise one. A man without words is a man without thoughts. 2. Knowledge is power. Ignorance is bliss. 3. Look before you leap. He who hesitates is lost. Cross your bridges when you come to them. Forewarned … Read more

Why English pronunciation is so difficult, or is it? Is it all just so contradictory??

1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm was used to produce produce. 3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. 4) We must polish the Polish furniture. 5) He could lead if he would get the lead out. 6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert … Read more

A Brief History Of The English Language

English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria. Following the extensive influence of Great Britain and the United Kingdom from the 18th century, via the British Empire, and of the … Read more