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Don't mess with a tiger, unless it's a paper tiger 紙老虎. Making friends with a tiger's absurd,Of such friendship nobody has heard;With one snap of its jaw,Your friendship's no more,So a less dangerous friend is preferred. Find out more at BritishIdioms.com, where you will also find the idioms Interactivity.
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Bede, also known as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede, was a monk based in the monastery of St Peter in Northumbria. He is known as The Father of English History mainly because of his work, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, completed in 731, and from which this extract is taken.A talented linguist, skilled in Greek and Latin, Bede made the writings of the early church more accessible to Anglo-Saxons of his time.This extract from his most famous
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There are many symbols associated with Christmas. The most famous is Santa Claus, but there are others like holly and mistletoe. These evergreen plants have their roots in the ancient festivals of Yule and are still important today. This lesson explores the Christian symbols and those connected with Yule and Saturnalia. It also looks at more recent developments that have made Christmas so commercial. This lesson is part one of a five part series looking at the British Christmas.
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There are many forms of transport available to us today. I’d like to talk about what I consider to be the best form of transport there is – the bicycle. Let’s take a look in detail at the vocabulary of the bicycle. There are over a billion bicycles in the world. Until recently, the bicycle was the world’s most popular form of transport. Unfortunately, there are now over a billion cars in the world, too, and there will be another billion in twenty years
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Blood is the most important thing in our bodies. Lose too much and we die. It is so important that many expressions in English use the word, Blood. This lesson looks at the language of blood and the expressions that we make from the word. Expressions like: Blood is thicker than water | Bloodshed | Cold-blooded | In cold blood | Blood run cold | Hot-blooded | Blood up| Blood boils | Blue blood | Fresh blood/new blood | Half-blood | To run in the blood | Own