We start this series of post with words used in the UK for our american cousins, translated.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Ok, maybe your first taste of britain was with films starring Hugh Grant or novels by Jane Austen, but also:
- Coming here on holiday: Britain loves tourists and is proud of its unique history and heritage.
- Coming here to work: With a shortage of labour, Britain welcomes workers from abroad. The British economy is a star performer compared to many of its European rivals, with plenty of relatively well-paid jobs. Unsurprisingly, Britain attracts large numbers of people particulary from poorer Eastern Europe.
- Coming here to study: The UK is famed for its educational institutions. English is the world's premiere language of bussiness and the media, so it's no surprise that the UK is a magnet for foreing students.