INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ENGLISH

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Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

Hi everyone and welcome back to our English section. Hope all of you are ok and keep a high spirit these days. Today we are going to continue with more interesting facts about English language.

As we mentioned before English is one of the most spoken languages worldwide. In 2018, about 1.53 billion people spoke English as their primary, secondary or business language. This is about one seventh of the population on earth. Besides English is the most commonly used language in the sciences.

And what is the most commonly used letter of the alphabet? Can you guess? It is letter “e”. Nevertheless more English words begin with the letter «s» than any other letter.

In alphabetical order the The longest common word is «almost.» And only one word in all of English has the letters X, Y, and Z in order: Hydroxyzine. This unique word is a type of medicine that prevents sneezing and anxiety.

English has over a million word  and it is estimated that a new word is created every 98 minutes, which is about 14.7 words a day. The most commonly misused word in English is «ironic». Satire is often confused with satire, coincidence or paradox

We can play with the language in many ways for example we can construct a sentence with all the letters from the abecedary and it is what we call a pangram . The most famous of all is: The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog. – Michigan School Moderator. We can also rearrange the letters in a word or phrase to make an anagram for example: listen and silent. And theres are words that will be the same even when turned upside down as the word swims. That is what we call ambigram.

In English, we find words that consist of only consonants, and the longest common word without vowels is «rhythm». Another interesting fact is that the first number spelled out that contains «a» is one thousand. The letter «b» will not appear until the word billion appears. If you write out all the numbers (for example, one, two, three…),And talking about funny according to researchers from the University of Warwick, the 10 funniest words in the English language are booty, tit, booby, hooter, nitwit, twit, waddle, tinkle, bebop, and egghead. And the most annoying English word according to statistics is the word “whatever”

Well up until here with fascinating facts about English language. Hope you enjoyed today and you keep on reading and learning about one of the most amazing languages ever, English!

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TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

 

Autor: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

 

Shepherd’s Pie

 Shepherd’s Pie is primarily made from minced lamb and potatoes. Many families will make this dish using beef, but then it should actually be referred to as Cottage Pie, as shepherds only herd sheep (duh). 

Most Brits would agree that Shepherd’s Pie is best eaten at home with your family and, in fact, the dish is not often served in restaurants.

 Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a fillet of steak coated in patê and then rolled in pastry. Although the dish shares its name with the famous Duke of Wellington, it actually shares no link with the British nobility. In reality, it is thought that Beef Wellington was based around the French dish filet de bœuf en croûte (fillet of beef in pastry).

Beef Wellington is served in posh pubs and restaurants up and down the country.

 

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READING COMPREHENSION.

READING COMPREHENSION.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Simply put, reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. While the definition can be simply stated, the act is not simple to teach, learn or practice. Reading comprehension is an intentional, active process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing.

What is the reading process? What do we do during the reading process? The following ideas can sum up the main things that happen on each stage.

The reading process has three stages: The initial stage, prereading or before reading, then the second one that happens while reading and the third and last one is the post reading or exploring and extending your reading. 

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PHRASAL VERBS

PHRASAL VERBS.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our English space where you can find interesting websites and ideas to improve your learning English learning. Today we are going to tackle a complex topic: phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or an adverb, or both. In many cases the meaning of the phrasal verb cannot be deduced from its separate elements. In addition, many phrasal verbs are polysemous i.e., they have more than one meaning. There are also difficulties with the grammar of phrasal verbs, particularly with the position of the particles, in that some phrasal verbs are ‘separable’ (the particle can be moved), while some are ‘inseparable.’ Quite apart from all this, there are literally thousands of them

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