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Here is a list of the most popular English lessons and activities from the 348 British English Activities in the Britlish Library. This list will change daily and will give you the chance to see what other students around the world are finding helpful to their studies.

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Welcome to the Britlish Library, a website designed to help you learn British English for free. We are proud to offer a user-friendly platform without any intrusive advertising to get in the way of your learning experience. Our site relies on the generosity of its users to stay online and to continue expanding and improving. On our site, you will find hundreds of interactive English lessons covering all aspects of the British English language. These lessons allow you to practice your reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills.

We also offer Challenges that allow you to test your English skills against other students from around the world. These challenges and lessons are also great for use in the classroom, so teachers of English will find our site useful as well. We are constantly adding new English language material to our site, so you will always have something new to learn and explore. To track your progress in the lessons and activities, you can create a FREE account with us. This only takes a moment and will allow you to monitor your improvement in British English. Start improving your British English skills for free today on the Britlish Library!

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You're in Trouble

I haven't always been an English teacher. Indeed, I have done quite a few jobs, including two stints as a police officer. When I look back on my days as a police officer, I can recall many incidents that I'd like to share with you as anecdotes to help you develop your reading, listening comprehension, and vocabulary skills. Today's anecdote is about an incident I dealt with while working on my beat in the small village of Saint Martins, in Shropshire, England. I was, at the time, the village policeman, and spent my days driving around my beat in my trusty old Land Rover. It was a very sleepy village, and exciting incidents were few and far between. I should warn you that the incident I'm about to relate to you is not particularly exciting. Nevertheless, it's certainly one incident in my policing career that I shall never forget.        

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Visited 1 day, 4 hrs, 53 mins, 25 secs ago

Categories: Listenings | Humour | Vocabulary


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Tin Tin Tin

A quick look at how not all English from Britain sounds the same and how it can be quite confusing for students. There are 100s of regional accents and many distinct dialects in Britain. Many English people have difficulty understanding some of the more unusual varieties of English found in the British Isles, so it's no surprise that students of English are completely confounded when they first encounter such English. This lesson will introduce you to the wonderful world of the English heard in Yorkshire, a region of North East England, and a part of the country in which I spent some of my formative years.

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Visited 2 days, 5 mins, 43 secs ago

Categories: Pronunciation | Listenings | Humour | English in Use | Speaking


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Million or Millions

Words like hundred, thousand, million, billion, and trillion cause confusion for students who are not sure if they should use hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, and trillions instead. This lesson will help you to avoid this mistake. It gives you the simple rules to follow and some exercises to help you practice using them. If you have asked a hundred times how to use these words, this microlearning lesson is for you. You should not have to do it hundreds of times before you stop making this common mistake.

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Visited 1 day, 23 hrs, 54 mins, 28 secs ago

Categories: Vocabulary | Confusables


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Eschew - Hard to Say

The word eschew is a hard word to spell and to pronounce. In this lesson I’ll tell you what eschew means, show you how to pronounce it with a standard British English accent, and give you some examples of its use. I’ll also look at other vocabulary of refusal or acceptance such as abandon, abjure, avoid, disdain, embrace, eschew, forego, forswear, give up, grab, grasp, hold, keep clear of, refrain from, renounce, repudiate, seize, shun, spurn, take hold of, and welcome. You can also practice your knowledge of the IPA symbols and pronunciation with some IPA transcriptions of these verbs of refusal or acceptance.

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Categories: Pronunciation | Listenings | Vocabulary


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Anatomy Vocabulary Lesson

In this lesson, you'll learn essential anatomy vocabulary used by medical professionals like doctors and nurses. Discover the meanings of words such as alveolus, gut, skin, and more. With clear definitions and examples of use, this lesson is perfect for anyone looking to improve their medical vocabulary. Test your knowledge with the self-test exercises. Do this lesson today and expand your medical knowledge!

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Visited 5 hrs, 15 mins, 24 secs ago

Categories: Vocabulary | IPA Symbols | Pronunciation | Spelling | AI Creations


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