The English language can be very confusing. Especially if you are learning British English. In Britain, we use a lot of slang. Slang is informal words, phrases and expressions that originate from groups of people or different regions.
Slang is more common in conversational English than it is in written English. One of the reasons slang is so confusing for English learners is because there are so many variations regionally.
For example, slang used in Manchester is very different from slang used in London. Also, the slang commonly used in American English is very different from what you find in British English.
What's the best way to learn slang?
One of the best ways to learn slang is the way English speakers do it – by watching TV! By watching British TV series, you can learn lots of new slang. There are countless British TV series that you can watch online.
TV SERIES TO LEARN BRITISH SLANG
Here are a couple of shows I recommend for you to watch to learn British slang...you may need to turn on subtitles.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of these TV shows may cause offence.
This hilarious British comedy focuses around four students at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive school who struggle to deal with issues facing today's youth.
Skins" is a wild ride through the lives of nine high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence... and stepping on most of the mines as they go. Be it sex, drugs, the breadth of friendships or the depth of heartbreaks, "Skins" is an emotional ride that slams through the insanity of teenage years.
A British sitcom about the lives of Mark and Jez a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Gavin & Stacey
The comic tale of love between an Essex boy and a Welsh girl
Matthew & Becky
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