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Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

Hi everyone and welcome back to our English section. Hope all of you are ok and keep a high spirit these days. Today we are going to continue digging in the most bizzarre facts about English history you wouldn’t want to miss…

It is a fact we live in a capitalist society and one of the most representatives of this lifestyle is the USA. They have either bought or plundered any unimaginable treasures worldwide and England has suffered it too.

The City of London sold the London Bridge in 1831 because it was not strong enough to support the traffic flow in 1967. The bridge was purchased by Robert P. McCulloch and moved to Arizona, USA.The London Bridge in 1831 was built by John Rennie and his son across the Thames. In 1967, the bridge was sold and demolished, and then shipped to Arizona. The bridge completed the reassembly of Lake Havasu in 1971, and McCulloch received a promise from the US government free of charge and promised to develop it. It took nearly a year to dismantle the bridge, transport it to the Port of Long Beach, and then transport it by land to the lake. It took about three years to assemble and rebuild.

In the early 19th century, the British government used 40% of its annual expenditure to release slaves and compensate slave owners.

Under the terms of the Abolition of Slavery Act, the British government raised 20 million pounds, equivalent to 69.93 billion pounds in 2013, and also raised 400,000 pounds (1.4 billion pounds) from free slaves. The law provides compensation for slave owners who will lose their property. The abolition of slavery began in 1772. After Lord Mansfield’s judgment, a slave was released in England. Since then, many anti-slavery movements have taken place, and these movements have completely abolished it.

In the late 19th century, attempted suicide was treated the same as attempted murder and was hanged.

Since the advent of Christianity and other modern religions, people generally believe that suicide is opposed. The church expelled anyone who tried to commit suicide or punish. One such practice was common in France in the 17th century, when the person was dragged face down into the street, then hanged or thrown on a garbage dump, and his property confiscated. There are many people in history including Thomas Moore who supported the victims.

Well that is all about weird historical facts of British history. Hope you enjoyed and learnt something new today. Do not forget to keep updated to our webpage for new interesting stories like this!

Jimena González Sanz.

4 Junio 2022 1
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TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

 

Autor: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

 

Shepherd’s Pie

 Shepherd’s Pie is primarily made from minced lamb and potatoes. Many families will make this dish using beef, but then it should actually be referred to as Cottage Pie, as shepherds only herd sheep (duh). 

Most Brits would agree that Shepherd’s Pie is best eaten at home with your family and, in fact, the dish is not often served in restaurants.

 Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a fillet of steak coated in patê and then rolled in pastry. Although the dish shares its name with the famous Duke of Wellington, it actually shares no link with the British nobility. In reality, it is thought that Beef Wellington was based around the French dish filet de bœuf en croûte (fillet of beef in pastry).

Beef Wellington is served in posh pubs and restaurants up and down the country.

 

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READING COMPREHENSION.

READING COMPREHENSION.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Simply put, reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. While the definition can be simply stated, the act is not simple to teach, learn or practice. Reading comprehension is an intentional, active process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing.

What is the reading process? What do we do during the reading process? The following ideas can sum up the main things that happen on each stage.

The reading process has three stages: The initial stage, prereading or before reading, then the second one that happens while reading and the third and last one is the post reading or exploring and extending your reading. 

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PHRASAL VERBS

PHRASAL VERBS.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our English space where you can find interesting websites and ideas to improve your learning English learning. Today we are going to tackle a complex topic: phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or an adverb, or both. In many cases the meaning of the phrasal verb cannot be deduced from its separate elements. In addition, many phrasal verbs are polysemous i.e., they have more than one meaning. There are also difficulties with the grammar of phrasal verbs, particularly with the position of the particles, in that some phrasal verbs are ‘separable’ (the particle can be moved), while some are ‘inseparable.’ Quite apart from all this, there are literally thousands of them

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