INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

02 octubre 2019 1

02 octubre 2019 2

Autora: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

 

Compared to other languages, English may seem simple, but that is probably because most people don’t realize it is full of crazy inventions, misinterpretations, mistakes, strange words, and needless words!

Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about the English language:

 

ü  Let me start with this: English is not the official language of the United States. The country, in fact, does not have an official language

ü  “Go!” is the shortest grammatically correct sentence in English.

ü  “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

ü  English has more words than most languages. There are about one million words in the English language.

ü  The most common adjective used in English is ‘good’.

ü  The most commonly used noun is ‘time’.

ü  Only two English words in current use end in «-gry». They are «angry» and «hungry».

ü  A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a «pangram». The following sentence contains all 26 letters of the alphabet: «The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.» This sentence is often used to test typewriters or keyboards.

ü  The longest English word without a true vowel (a, e, i, o or u) is «rhythm».

ü  There is Only One Word in English With 5 Vowels in a Row. This is “queuing”!

4 Junio 2022 1
Keep an eye in English

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.

 

Leer más
4 junio 2022 11
Keep an eye in English

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. 

Leer más
3 abril 2022 11
Keep an eye in English

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

Leer más
Revista