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How Shakespeare influences the way we speak now

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140527-say-what-shakespeares-words

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How the English language became such a mess

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150605-your-language-is-sinful

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The Globe Walking Tour

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Literature is Great

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Auld Lang Syne

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Auld Lang Syne

BACKGROUND “Auld Lang Syne” is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song . It is well known in many English-speaking countries and is often sung to celebrate the … Continue reading

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The Elizabethan Age

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‘Scarborough Fair’ Folk Song

  “Scarborough Fair” is a traditional ballad of  Great Britain and more precisely Yorkshire. The song relates the tale of a young man who instructs the listener to tell his former love to perform for him a series of impossible … Continue reading

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‘Lavender’s Blue’ English Folk Song

“Lavender’s Blue,” is an English folk song and nursery rhyme dating back to the seventeenth century. Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green, When I am king, dilly, dilly, you shall be queen. Who told you so, dilly, dilly, who told … Continue reading

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