Category: British culture

British Pub Culture and Vocabulary

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English Time for a cultural post about the UK – British pub culture and vocabulary was a request from Vlad who is a learner of Eng…

5 Football Phrases in English

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   Have you been enjoying the football this summer? I’m not usually much of a football fan but I do like watching th…

How to say you will pay for someone else in English

Suppose you’re in a restaurant, having a great time, and you want to pay for everyone’s meal. How do you offer to pay? How do you offer to pay? Our top recomme…

How to Get Good Service in London

By Emily Stallard   This is more of a cultural post because I have heard many of our students, especially from outside Europe, complain about London service in bar…

English phrases learned at school versus real life

When did you start learning English? What English phrases did you learn at school? I started learning Japanese at  university. A typical Japanese phrase for beginner…

British Understatement

As you become ‘quite good’ at English, you might have noticed a thing called British understatement. It’s inherent to British culture and can baffle us foreign…

Six Quid or Sick Squid?

By Honami Matsutani, Guest Blogger For those learning the English language, the ability to tell jokes may seem a long way off. From one-liners you might find in Christm…

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