Through Latin, the Romans made a major contribution to European languages. Knowing some common roots and prefixes can be the key to understanding unfamiliar words, not just in English. Practise 10 common Latin prefixes in our exercise.
The BBC radio series Germany: Memories of a Nation is using around 70 objects, including famous buildings and works of art and literature, to revisit 600 years of German history. The aim is to correct an image of Germany that is still defined by the Second World War.
How do you tell someone's from Ireland? Listen carefully to how the letters I, R and L are pronounced. We look at these and other elements of the musical-sounding speech heard in Ireland in part 3 of our series on varieties of English.