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Sunday, August 30, 2009

YouTube - The Two Ronnies: Mastermind

YouTube - The Two Ronnies: Mastermind

You can prepare your English studies by watching this classic comedy sketch from the British duo The Two Ronnies.

The contestant specializes in answering questions at the wrong moment.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A steak and kidney pie and chow mein, please - News - Accrington Observer

A steak and kidney pie and chow mein, please - News - Accrington Observer

This article from a local newspaper looks at the mix between different kind sof food popular in Britain. The famous "traditional British pie" company has taken on a young woman who speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, in order to sell their pies to Chinese restaurants and Take-aways around the North West of England.

Migration Histories

Migration Histories

A very comprehensive site about immigrants to Britain, in particular Jewish, Caribbean, Irish and South Asian communities.

The brutal truth about America’s healthcare - Americas, World - The Independent

The brutal truth about America’s healthcare - Americas, World - The Independent

The opinion of a British daily newspaper about the US healthcare system. Follow the link.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ancient royal tomb found in Scotland - Home News, UK - The Independent

Ancient royal tomb found in Scotland - Home News, UK - The Independent

Meanwhile in Scotland, a 4 000 year old royal tomb has been found!

Across the Atlantic, battle rages over value of NHS - Health News, Health & Families - The Independent

Across the Atlantic, battle rages over value of NHS - Health News, Health & Families - The Independent


In the United States, Barack Obama is planning changes in the health care system and a very fierce debate is raging. Obama's opponents say that he wants a British-style system, and paint a very black picture of the British system, a system where private insurance has almost no role.

But the British are very proud of the NHS, and a campaign to defend it from criticisms is underway. Follow the link.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

British Museum - Highlight objects

British Museum - Highlight objects

This exhibition at the British museum, some of which you can see online, shows political medals from past centuries. The medals were made to attack, criticize or mock political figures. Follow the link.

Quiz sur le Royaume-Uni

Quiz sur le Royaume-Uni

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

London Shop Fronts

London Shop Fronts

Pour ceux qui aiment Londres - suivez le lien ci-dessus pour voir une collection de photos des devantures de magasin à Londres.