Saturday, February 13, 2010

That rings a bell

(Dedicated to Ben)

When something rings a bell it means that it sounds familiar.

You maybe don't remember exactly but you feel like you know it somehow.

For example:

'Do you know James Young?'

'Hm, his name rings a bell.'

And now for one of the most famous bells of all; Big Ben. The name refers not to the clock or the tower but in fact, the bell. Here's a great opportunity to practice your listening skills of American English with this short, documentary film.