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Learn about the English language, culture, history and traditions with the Bulldogz team of native teachers and special guests!

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Learn about the English language, culture, history and traditions with the Bulldogz team of native teachers and special guests!

    Need to know - Saint George

    Need to know - Saint George

    The patron Saint of England, although he was not an English man and it
    is highly unlikely he even ever went to England. George is in fact a
    Saint with connections to countries across the globe. The story of his
    determination and faith in the face of oppression is an inspiration to
    people everywhere.

    Strip away the myth and the judgement and find out what we know about
    George the man!

    The article is also available on our website

    • 6 min
    Need to Know: Saint Patrick

    Need to Know: Saint Patrick

    Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was not Irish. He is celebrated on March 17th , known as Saint Patrick's Day, which has become a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and heritage.

    Learn more about the life and works of Saint Patrick, the slave who became a saint and is now the global patron of excessive drinking! 

    The celebration of his feast day has become so synonymous with partying that it has become a global phenomenon, but you may be surprised as to what you discover about festivities on this day around the world. Read more in our associated article here. 

    Find the original script article here. 

    Get the B2 Saint Patrick's Day teaching worksheet here. 

    • 5 min
    Interesting Etymoliges Series One Finale

    Interesting Etymoliges Series One Finale

    "Hello again word lovers!"  

    A finale to our first series of Interesting Etymologies as Charly dives  into a hotch-potch, a mish-mash of his favourite etymologies.   Join us for a last short journey before we prepare for series two.  Knotts, Clue, Fiesty, Glamour, loss of S on words, Sly, Tawdry, Canary Islands  and Halycon  

    The associated article on our website is available here

    Our programme is also available on Youtube here. 

    • 7 min
    Soundbook: The Bet by Anton Chekhov

    Soundbook: The Bet by Anton Chekhov

    Short story The Bet, part of our Soundbook collection.   

    The tale sees a banker recalling a dinner party some 15 years previous  in which he entered into an extraordinary bet with a young lawyer. After  a passionate conversation on capital punishment the lawyer concludes he  would prefer life imprisonment to death. The banker offered him 2  million Roubles if he could withstand 15 years of such isolation.  



    A B2 worksheet to accompany this story is available on our website here 



    An accompanying article including the full text in downloadable PDF is  available on our website here



    A biography of Chekhov can be found on our website here



    Music: Autumn Leaves by Maarten Schellekens

    • 17 min
    Interesting Etymologies Opposites

    Interesting Etymologies Opposites

    "Hello again word lovers!"  Some interesting examples of curious opposites in English in this penultimate episode of series one of Interesting Etymologies.  

    The associated article on our website is available here  



    Our programs are also available on our Youtube channel here

    • 6 min
    Interesting Etymologies African

    Interesting Etymologies African

    "Hello again Word Lovers!"

    In this episode we examine some words that have come into English from African. This is not as distinct from PIE roots as you mat first think.

    We have many examples of animal and vegetable/fruit names but some words that have made their way into English via the slave trade which have significant influence on music. 

    Associated episodes include Ebonics and The Jazz Age to discover more on some of these words.

    An associated article is available on our website here and all episodes are also available on YouTube

    • 4 min

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