Christmas is finally here, and although we will all be spending time with our families, it’s important to spend just a few minutes of each day practising your English to stay in the habit.
To keep in the spirit of the festive season, I have listed some common vocabulary that you will hear in English Christmas conversations.
Today I’m not teaching grammar or idioms. I’d like to share a bit of Aussie culture with you. Since it’s the Christmas season and it’s celebrated differently all around the world, I’d like to share how we do it “down under” in Australia.
One of the biggest requests I get from people is to teach them some Aussie slang. The Australian accent takes a while to get used to, but the more difficult thing is to understand is the different vocabulary that we have down here. In less than 200 years, our ancestors from the bush have somehow shortened traditional English into a collection
Here’s another sentence I hear often that doesn’t directly translate into English: “Gracias por tus consejos”
In English, advice is always singular. You cannot say “Thank you for your advices.”