Typical food to eat in London

Londres tiene infinidad de platos típicos con los que sorprenderte

If you are thinking about going to London this Christmas Holidays, here you have some ideas of what to eat and where to go.

London has several restaurants where you can try traditional English food, if you do try, let us know what you thought about it!

  1. Fish and chips. This traditional British dish is on the top of any foodie list for visitors to London and the UK. Fish and Chips is traditionally eaten with mushy peas and garnished with salt and vinegar! One of the places where you can try is Poppy’s Shoreditch  or Camden.
  2. Sunday roast with yorkshire pudding. Sunday Roast is a true British classic. Traditionally this meal is eaten any time from 12 noon to 5pm on Sundays.  Traditionally served with beef, Yorkshire pudding’s a  true British classic. A traditional roast comes with meat, potatoes, gravy and vegetables and should be so large you find it difficult to walk afterwards!
    The best traditional Sunday Roast can be found in local pubs like The Three Stags, in Kennington or the Windsor Castle, in Notting Hill.
  3. Pie and mash. Pie and Mash has come a long way from simple steak and kidney or pork pies. Today there are a whole plethora of pie types to try! This dish is a real British treat! Pie served with a pile of creamy mashed potatoes and lashings of gravy. One of the best places in London to have this is The Windmill Mayfair.
  4. Bangers and mash. Another classic with mashed potatoes as a side is Bangers and Mash. This is a British typical dish that is guaranteed to keep you full, happy and warm on a cold London day! Essentially sausage and potatoes. One of the best places to eat this is Mother Mash, Soho.
  5. Full English breakfast. You need to find a dish that incorporates: sausages, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, blood pudding, potatoes and toast. This traditional British dish is easy to make, tasty and usually inexpensive. Enjoy! The Breakfast Club is a very good choice!

Next month I will show you the great variety of desserts that London can offer .

See you next month!  

When do we use the auxiliary verbs «Have» and «Do»?

H. Adjei. English/French teacher at AIT Language School

Los verbos auxiliaries, que en inglés se conocen como auxiliary verbs, se utilizan en combinación con verbos principales de la oración para formar oraciones negativas e interrogativas, para formar tiempos compuestos o continuos y, también para formar la voz pasiva.

Aunque como auxiliares no tienen significado propio, pueden funcionar como verbos principales si van solos.

Estos verbos auxiliares son be, do, have y will.

Hoy hablaremos sobre cuándo y cómo usar have y do.

Verb «have»

The verb “have” means “tener” but as an auxiliary verb it has no meaning.

We use the auxiliary verb “have” in perfect tenses. For example:

  • I have eaten a sandwich.
  • We have done a lot so far.
  • I have been following you for a mile.
  • She had been queen of the town.

Verb «do»

The verb “do” means “hacer”, but as an auxiliary verb it means nothing.

We use “do” in present simple and past simple. For example:

  • Do you live in Barcelona?
  • Did Jenny and Kim work together?
  • My parents don’t speak Japanese well.

Remember that “do and don’t” becomes “does» and «doesn’t” for the third persons (she, he, it).

  • Does she live in Barcelona?
  • Does your dog like bones?
  • My uncle doesn’t drive so, he takes the bus to work every day.

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