Falkirk may instantly remind you of the famous battle of Falkirk between the Scots and the English. Here's an extract of the film Braveheart:
Braveheart ~Battle of Falkirk 1298
Well, actually, that is not really what happened. Watch this other commented video.
But that is the past, here's the Falkirk Wheel as a landmark to stay for ever, made to commemorate the new Millenium >>> Archimedes and a Boat Lift: the Falkirk Wheel
During my latest Scottish experience I came across several new expressions and words, a really interesting cookery channel (Classic Mary Berry):
Two examples of this BBC celebrity: a retro version and a nowadays version:
Mary Berry's Easter Feast (part one)
New expressions and words connected with the road/traffic:
- CITY BYPASS is a synonym for ring road.
- How would you say this expression in Spanish: GIVE WAY? and what does the expression GIVE WAY TO ONCOMING VEHICLES mean?
- Be careful with the word DIVERSION. It is a false friend. Another expression is DIVERTED TRAFFIC.
- What is A BLIND SUMMIT? (Blind summits ahead)
And, by the way, do you know what a 'front-line teacher' is? Albert is one, for example.
And finally here's an interesting episode by Joel & Lia to watch: Questions Brits Have For Americans!
- Episode 140307 / 14 March 2018 >>> Rescuing crumbling Paris landmark - Language related to 'Buildings'. Need-to-know language: chunks, flying buttress, brace, Gothic masonry & crumbles.