English in the News – Grim Sleeper

A headline from the Sun “Grim Sleeper” warns us that people who suffer from insomnia carry an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke. The headline is a play on the words “Grim Reaper”, a term used to describe death, who is often portrayed in the form of a cloaked skeleton wielding a large […]

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ENGLISH Heritage have put on show 2,000 year old pendants which they say were used as make-up applicators for women in Roman Britain.

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THE Guardian reports on a rare discovery by archaeologists in Gloucestershire: They have found a small shard of patterned green glass, part of an 1,800-year-old fish bottle, at Chedworth Roman Villa.