Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain 2021 started off in Cornwall today. The Grand Départ Stage began in Penzance, then through St Just, St Ives, Hayle and the Towans, Camborne, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and ending in Bodmin. The first stage  of the cycling race was home turf for our own Saint Piran team, who were holding their own as the only crowd-funded team in the race.

Eighteen teams came down to Cornwall, many with international cyclists from as far afield as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and America.

Although it was called the Tour of Britain, today was undoubtedly the Tour of Cornwall. So, I thought it might be a good idea to give all our international cycling visitors a short course in Cornish phrases. The next time they visit us, they’ll be able to get into the Cornish way of things. See you soon me ‘ansum!

Race route for Great Tour of Britain for ESOL and English Language learners

Cornish Phrases

What you hear

What it means

awright me ansum?


awright aree?

how are you? (this is a greeting, not a question)

I’ll do it dreckly I’ll do it in a minute/later/tomorrow/next week

’tis ‘ansum


it’s lovely

’tis proper ‘ansum

it’s very lovely

The English Teacher’s Education and Culture Courses

If you’d like to learn more about Cornish culture with a personalised course, then you may like to book a Personal Development course with me. These classes are designed specifically for you. One of our most popular courses is conversational English for living and working in the UK. Here you can practise every day English using slang and colloquial phrases. Interested? Email me for more details.

Tour of Britain through Penryn

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