Reading about Lisbon, Portugal. Using colourful language to describe a city. (This is your homework! Don’t use wikipedia!)
Sandra’s presentation, “Pole dancing is a great exercise”.
Duelling with concession clauses
American & British English quiz
Jigsaw reading – read and summarise for another group:
A Benjamin Zephaniah poem & interview
Polish IT consultant’s account of his experiences of life in the UK: random stuff that baffles me as an immigrant reddit.com post
Migrants views on Britain (The Daily Telegraph website)
revel verb [I]
UK US /ˈrev.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) literary
noun [C] UK (US reveler) UK /-ər/ US /-ɚ/
›On New Year’s Eve, thousands of revellers fill Trafalgar Square.
UK US /kweɪnt/
C2 attractive because of being unusual and especially old-fashioned:a quaint old cottage› Quaint can also be used to show that you do not approve of something, especially an opinion, belief, or way of behaving, because it is strange or old-fashioned:“What a quaint idea!” she said, laughing at him.
UK /ˌɪn.sɪˈden.təl.i/ US /-t̬əl-/
C1 used before saying something that is not as important as the main subject of conversation, but is connected to it in some way:We had a marvellous meal at that restaurant you recommended – incidentally, I must give you the number of a similar one I know.› used when mentioning a subject that has not been discussedbefore, often making it seem less important than it really is:Incidentally, I wanted to have a word with you about your travelexpenses.
UK US /ˈsʌb.sɪ.kwənt/