TOP CHRISTMAS EXPRESSIONS AND VOCABULARY.

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Autora: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

Is Christmas coming and you want to send your best wishes to your friends? Then read this article. Here’s a little Christmas gift for you this year: expressions and the most common and useful Christmas-related vocabulary words that you can use this holidays. .

Christmas expressions

  • Merry Christmas!
  • Happy Christmas!
  • Happy New Year!
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Wishing you a prosperous New Year!
  • All the best for the coming year.
  • Seasons Greetings!

Christmas vocabulary

I present here a list of words related to British Christmas to help you understand how the Brits celebrate the holiday season.

Christmas card

a greetings card that people send to friends and family at Christmas

Christmas carol

a religious song or popular hymn that people sing at Christmas

Christmas Day

25 December, the birthday of Jesus Christ

Christmas Eve

the evening or day before Christmas Day (24 December)

Christmas holidays

the holiday period for about a week before and after Christmas Day

Christmas present

a gift or present given at Christmas

Christmas tree

a tree  that people decorate with lights and ornaments at Christmas

Father Christmas

an old man  with a red suit and white beard who brings presents for children on the night before Christmas Day

the Nativity

the birth of Jesus Christ

new year

the start of a year; the period just before and after 1 January

New Year’s Day

1 January

New Year’s Eve 31 December

Expressions related to Christmas.
“like turkeys voting for (an early) Christmas”

If people are like turkeys (the large bird eaten at Christmas) voting for Christmas, they choose to accept a situation which will have very bad results for them.

“like Christmas came early”

When you receive some unexpected good news or good fortune, you can describe it as Christmas coming early.

» cancel someone’s Christmas

This is a humorous expression that can be heard in gangster movies. The idea is that you are so angry with someone that you are going to kill them; that person will not live until Christmas!

Christmas comes but once a year

Because Christmas only happens once a year, we should be kind and generous as it is a special time.

And that´s all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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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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