ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY

Did you know that this day existed? It does .... Read and listen about it.


Try this quiz and ask me for the correct answers. (Thanks to Oxford University Press)

English Language Day Quiz

1.      What is your favourite word in English? Why?

2.      Find a word in English that has no translation into your language.

3.      “The definite article is a LION. It is the King of the sentence!” Find a metaphor for a piece of grammar.

4.      Say ‘seventy seven benevolent elephants’ 3 times quickly without making a mistake.

5.      Which English word do you least like? Why?

6.      Match the English word to the language it comes from:

pyjamas

Swedish
ballet

Japanese
tycoon

German
moped

Dutch
muesli

Italian
cookie

Hindi
paparazzi

French


7.       What’s easy about learning English?

8.      How many different ways can you pronounce the letters ‘-ough’?

9.      Name 5 words that have a double ‘o’ .

10.   Name 1 word that has a double ‘i’.

11.   What do the words month, orange, silver and purple have in common?

12.   If you could change one thing about the English langauge, what would you change?




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