Friday, 23 June 2017

Put your feet up


Meaning

  • to sit down, learn back, rest
  • to lie down
  • to relax and do very little
  • do nothing
  • chillax

Example

  1. He was really exhausted and had to go put his feet up. Time to put up my feet ans get some rest
  2. After working all week, you deserve to put your feet up on the weekend.
  3. I'm going to make myself a cup of coffee and put my feet up for half an hour.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Literature is GREAT


More than half the world's children study Shakespeare, but the story of Britain's literature doesn't end with the Bard. Classic writers like Dickens are known around the globe, and modern British writers have their own special magic.

up to your neck in sth


Trong giao tiếp hằng ngày, để mô tả mức độ bận rộn của bạn hay từ chối lời mời một ai đó, bạn hay thường nói " tôi bận lắm", hay " tôi còn cả đống công việc, ngập cả cổ"....Hay để nói ai đó lâm vào tình huống khó khăn, không lối thoát, giải quyết  chẳng hạn như " nợ nần ngập đầu"....

Meaning

  • really busy
  • involved in situation 
  • have too much of the thing stated

Example

  1. I'd like to help, but I'm up to my neck at the moment
    Tôi rất muốn giúp đỡ bạn nhưng hiện giờ tôi thật sự bận lên đến cổ
  2. Sam was up to her neck in work so she didn't join the party tonight.
    Công việc của Sam ngập cả cổ, vì vậy mà cô ấy không thể tham dự buổi tiệc tối nay được.
  3. She's up to her neck in debt/ problems
    Cô ta nợ ngân hàng ngập đầu.



Thursday, 25 May 2017

Innovation is GREAT


With 77 Nobel prizes science and technology alone, Britain has always had a great reputation for innovation. Join Richard as he meets some of the people behind the amazing ideas and incredible technology that are keeping that reputation alive.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Creativity is GREAT

From art to architecture, from film to fashion, British talent leads the world. Richard goes in search of the sources of British creativity, and meets Batman, Queen Elizebeth and Puss in Boots along the way.
Part 1
From Wallace and Gromit to Ewan Mc Gregor, Britain's cinema is great. Richard visits the London Film Museum and finds out about the facilities for making film in the UK.

 

Part 2

Richard looks back at past masters of British creativity at Tate Britain and then comes right up to date with an introduction to Britain's great computer gaming scene.

Friday, 19 May 2017

English is GREAT


Perhaps Britain's greatest contribution to the world is not art or technology or sport, but the English language itself. Great Britain is home to the first language of business, science and travel. The story of English begins more than a thousand years ago, but its global importance means it is still making history now.
The story of English starts more than a thousand years ago. Richard goes to the British Library to hear - to see- how the language has changed over the years.

Green is GREAT


You might not think of Britain as a tropical country, but at the Eden Project they have their very own rainforest Richard learn about the centre's cutting-edge work in research and education, and pretends to be a bat for one of the world's rarest plants.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Britain is GREAT

Find out what is GREAT about Britain in these videos and improve your English. Suitable for intermediate to advanced learners.

Countryside is GREAT
Creativity is GREAT
English is GREAT
Entrepreneurs is GREAT
Green is GREAT
Heritage is GREAT
Innovation is GREAT
Knowlegde is GREAT
Literature is GREAT
Music is GREAT
Shopping is GREAT
Sport is GREAT

Countryside is GREAT

It's not just great cities Britain has to offer, from the breathtaking cliffs of the south coast to the wild, beautiful mountains of Scotland, Britain has some of the world's most dramatic landscapes.
To improve your English, suitable for intermediate to advanced.

Part 1

Britain's countryside is great, rich with lakes, mountains and monuments. Richard goes to the Lake District first before crossing the border to Wales.



Part 2

Richard continues his exploration of Britain's great countryside. He sees the lakes and muontain of Scotland and two of the world's natural wonders: the Giant's Causeway in Ireland and the magnificent Durdle Door in Dorset.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

It won't wash


Meaning

  • to be unacceptable không thể chấp nhận được
  • not believe or accept someone's explanation, reason, attitude...
  • won't work

Example

  • Don't think you can get credit without doing the work - that doesn't wash around here.
  • I'm sorry but all his charm just doesn't wash with me.
  • The boss's idea to work an extra hour everyday won't wash with the team - they'll be furious.
  • Just saying you've got a cold won't wash with your fans - they've paid a lot of money to come and see you perform.