Archive for the ‘Culture’ category

  1. A brief fascinating fact about London

    London is made up of two ancient cities which are now joined together. They are: the City of London, known simply as “the City” which is the business and financial heart of the United Kingdom. It is also known as the Square Mile (2.59 sq km/1 sq mi). It was the original Roman settlement (ancient Londinium), […]

  2. What is BAFTA?

    A few days ago, several movies had been announced to win the EE BAFTA Awards, like Gravity, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Great Gatsby. So what is the EE BAFTA? According to the Wiki, the BAFTA stands for British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which is founded in 1947 and is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes […]

  3. Elizabeth David

    She was the doyenne of food writers, credited with bringing French and Italian cuisine into British dining rooms. Elizabeth David was a British cookery writer who, in the mid-20th century, strongly influenced the revitalisation of the art of home cookery with articles and books about European cuisines and traditional British dishes.

  4. The Beachfront Markets in Golden Coast, Australia

    What impressed me most during my last Australian trip is the night when I strolled along the beach, stopped at every stall selling a variety of premium products, including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products and home wares, along with other treasure hunters, bargain spotters and after-dinner walkers all around me in the famous Beachfront Markets in Surfers […]

  5. The Rainbow Serpent

    I encountered the painting of Rainbow Serpent firstly in listening part of the IELTS Examination Paper 8, and I reckoned it very interesting because this sort of art first appeared in Australian aboriginal rock art more than 6000 years ago, and perhaps as early as 8000 years before the present, as the seas rose after the […]

  6. Ginger beer

    Yesterday I was doing dictation practice with BBC radio tape, and met with this sentence: A typical chaffinch song’s a cheerful repetition of a song phrase, followed by a flourish which to some ears sounds like ginger beer. The chaffinch is a widespread small passerine bird that is well known for its “rain” call which is […]