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Real English: Scottish Christmas & Hogmanay

The month’s Real English lesson is about Scottish Christmas and New Year traditions. Learn about why Christmas was banned in Scotland for over 400 years and how we celebrate Hogmanay, or New year’s Eve. Was Christmas banned in Scotland? The short answer is yes! Thanks to the Protestant reformation, Christmas was considered a “popeish” celebration and …

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Real English Series: Witches in Scotland

This month’s Real English lesson is about witches in Edinburgh. Find out their story and learn some great phrasal verbs, expressions and pronunciation.   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Witches_Well.jpg Happy Halloween!  As the spooky season is with us again, we’ve chosen the topic of witches as our very first real English video. in this series we will be taking …

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This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….

On the last course we learned that Edinburgh is the first UNESCO city of literature. Another thing we know about Scotland’s capital is that the city is full of mysteries. What happens if we combine those two facts? We get the chance of hearing more about the mysterious book sculptures. Today, we’ll wander through the …

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