Radio

Do you like listening to the radio?

radio

What’s your favourite one?

Have you ever listened to the radio from abroad?

If you haven’t, today is a perfect day to do it! :)

Why don’t you visit BBC website  http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio  and look for your favourite radio channel?

Don’t forget to let us know which one (or ones) you’ve listened to!

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St. Patrick’s Day

It’s this time of the year again :)

It’s Irish people’s favourite festival !

I’m sure you know a lot about St. Patrick’s Day, its symbols – the shamrock and leprechauns,

but I hope you will enjoy watching this video!

 

Happy Paddy’s Day!

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Pancake Day

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow!

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According to British Council website, “Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is a special day celebrated in many countries around the world. It is celebrated in English-speaking countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada. On this day many people eat pancakes, a thin, flat cake made in a pan.

Pancake Day is always on a Tuesday in February or March. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter when people often give up or stop eating things that are bad for them like chocolate or fast food. At the end of Lent is Easter. Easter takes place on a different date each year because it depends on the moon. Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring. Traditionally, during Lent, people didn’t eat rich foods like butter and eggs, so they made pancakes from these ingredients on Shrove Tuesday.

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Another tradition on Pancake Day in the UK is pancake racing. People run in a race with a pancake in a pan. As they run, they have to toss the pancake (throw the pancake in the air and catch it in the pan) several times. In some pancake races people dress up in fancy dress costumes. The most famous pancake race takes place in a town called Olney, in the middle of England. People say that Olney has been celebrating pancake races since 1445!”

Pancake race in Olney

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Are you going to celebrate Pancake Day?

Let us know how many pancakes you’ve had! :)

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“Do you speak English?”

 

 

What do you think about this BBC video?

Do you like it?

And what does “garage” mean here?

It sounds like a false friend… :)

 

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False friends

False friends are pairs of words that look or sound the same in two languages, but the meanings are different.

Here are two examples:

false friends1

 

 

false friends2

You can find more false friends in our quiz in the previous post!

Do you know any other examples of false friends?

The more the better! Share your knowledge with us, please!

 

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Friends…?

I’ve prepared a short quiz for you today.

Billiard Balls and Quiz

Do you know the meaning of these words?

1. Gymnasium

a. sala gimnastyczna

b. gimnazjum

 

2. Fabric

a. fabryka

b. tkanina

 

3. Sympathetic

a. współczujący

b. sympatyczny

 

4. Pasta

a. makaron

b. pasta

 

5. Lunatic

a. szaleniec

b. lunatyk

 

Check the answers in the comment below!

How many points did you get?

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