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The Customs Observed in the United Kingdom

The Customs Observed in the United Kingdom

The traditional English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish customs can still be found today, throughout the United Kingdom. However, quite a few of them have had some minor twists or additions to them, mostly due to massive social, cultural and economic changes. For example, the colonisation of so many different areas has brought a vast influence…

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Who Was Jack the Ripper?

Who Was Jack the Ripper?

No serial killer in England has ever sparked such hysteria and interest as Jack the Ripper. Also known as the Whitechapel murderer, the blood-curdling stories about Jack the Ripper still terrorise and amaze people to this day. In the mid-19th century, the parish of Whitechapel, London, became increasingly overcrowded due to an influx of Irish…

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A Look around Greenwich, London

Greenwich, hip and trendy area in the South East of London, has a wealth of interesting things to do. The town became the site of a royal palace back in the 13th century and is actually the place of birth of Henry VIII and his daughter, Elizabeth I. Although Greenwich is most well-known for its…

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How to Develop Independent Study Skills

Independent learning and studying are skills that can be very important to have towards the next step in your studies, or even career. Independent learning allows an individual to think, act and pursue their own studies autonomously, without the same levels of support received from a teacher at school. You are then expected to conduct…

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Things to Do While Learning English in Dublin

So here you are in Dublin, capital of Ireland, where Irish heritage and culture is rich and easy to come by. It is worth mentioning that Dublin is one of the best places to learn English while you soak up all that history and warmth the Irish people have to offer. If your travel card…

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