Funny/unusual facts related to learning English
The English language is not only very fascinating but also it has a unique history. It is also a language that has a number of quirks. When the time comes to learn the language, you need to look beyond learning the grammar and various theoretical aspects. You should also pay heed to the entertainment you get from learning this exciting language. More than 840 million people speak English. It is the second most spoken language – second only to Mandarin. English is also the official language in more than sixty countries and is as fascinating as it is popular.
Origins of English
The origins of English can be traced to the north western part of Germany as well as the Netherlands. When you hear the phrase, long time no see, it is a phrase that has been translated literally from the Native American or Chinese phrase. This phrase lacks in grammatical correctness, but is still widely used.
GO is the shortest sentence in English! If you love butterflies, then you would be interested to note that the original word to describe butterflies was not butterfly but flutterby. When learning the language, you may be amazed to learn that each year about four thousand new terms are added to the language.
Words most commonly used
In English, the words You and I are the most commonly used words in the language. If you are in America, then you may be amazed to learn that the country does not have an official language. Good is a word that is widely used in English. It is also the most commonly used adjective in the language while time is the most widely used noun in the English language.
We have all heard of Shakespeare but not many people know that he is the inventor of numerous words. Those words such as birthplace and blushing as well as undress. He even invented the term torture. When you say goodbye in English, do you know that this word is derived from an old phrase in Old English which meant God be with You.
Fascinating and popular language
Today, there are many more people who study and learn the English language. There is good reason for this including the fact that it happens to be the International language of education as well as business. English is also a very popular language that has more and more people learning the language.
Learning a second language is never easy. You have to work hard at learning the language but you can also have fun at the same time.
Students in Japan are learning the language in the fifth grade and in junior high school. They receive more intensive instructions.
The best way to learn the language is by using the right materials and it also helps if your teacher is talented. You should also take every opportunity that comes your way to converse in English. It helps if you listen, speak and read as well as write in English at every available opportunity.Read More