An important part of learning a new language is the culture and history that goes with it. Understanding the English-speaking world’s history and culture can help explain why the language works in certain ways, and where specific expressions or usages come from.
I like to include informative articles on this site about culture, sometimes just for light education and sometimes in the form of exercises to practice English whilst learning. Below are some of the articles on this site that help explore the English-speaking world:
- Why and how English speakers celebrate St Patrick’s Day
- Why we say Bachelors and Masters for University Degrees
- Vocabulary used for the Christmas season
- The Impact of Dickens’ Christmas Carol in Language and Culture
- 6 Christmas songs for practising listening skills
- The vocabulary we use for describing Weddings
- What does ‘honey moon’ mean?
- Nouns used at Halloween
- Adjectives used at Halloween
- A short Halloween horror story (reading practice)
- Exercising English at Halloween
- The life of playwright Joe Orton
- May Day traditions and celebrations
- 5 excellent YouTube channels for learning English