10 Interesting Facts About the English Language that You Didn’t Know

10 Interesting Facts About the English Language that You Didn’t Know

Guest Post by Rochelle Ceira

Did you know that enneacontakaienneagon is actually a word in the English language? (And you thought pronouncing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was difficult?). In fact, the meaning of the word is just as bizarre as the word itself: it’s a shape with ninety-nine sides.

 

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 ten interesting facts about the English language:

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

“I-am”

2 A pangram sentence is one that contains every letter in the language.

A-pangram-sentence- For example, the sentence “Quilt frenzy jackdaw gave them best pox, ” is a pangram.

3 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (*breath*) is NOT the longest word in English.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious- This extra long word (that approximately means “fantastic”) was popularized by the movie Mary Poppins and was eventually added to the dictionary. What you probably didn’t know is that there is a word that is longer—yes longer—than this one. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a type of lung disease caused by inhaling ash and dust. Go ahead and try pronouncing that!

4 There are “ghost words” that mean nothing.

There-are-“ghost-words” Believe it or not, there are some words that appeared in the dictionary because of printing errors. The nonexistent word “dord” appeared in the dictionary for eight years in the mid-20th century. It became known as a “ghost word.”

5 The shortest, oldest, and most commonly used word is “I.”

The-shortest,-oldest---I- Medieval manuscripts reveal that some of the oldest words in English are “I,” “we,” “two,” and “three.” This makes “I” one of the shortest and oldest words in the English language. It is also the most commonly used word in English conversations.

6 A new word is added to the dictionary every two hours.

every-two-hours.- Between now and your next meal, a new word will be put into the dictionary. During the course of the year, almost 4,000 new words are added! So, the next time you try to catch the attention of the dissertation committee, try adding some new words to your project.

7 There’s a name for words that we repeat often.

name-for-words-that-we-repeat Words we always use even though they add no meaning or value to a sentence are called crutch words. For example, in the sentence “Then I was like, OMG, then like, he went there, and like…” it is pretty obvious that “like” is the crutch word. “Actually,” “honestly,” and “basically” are also commonly used as crutch words.

8 Swims will be swims even when turned upside down.

Swims Such words are called ambigrams.

9 English is the language of the air.

English-is-the-language-of-the-air This means that all pilots have to identify themselves and speak in English while flying, regardless of their origin.

10 Girl used to mean small boy or girl.

Girl-used-to-mean-small-boy-or-girl The word “girl” was not initially used to refer to a specific gender. It used to mean “child” or “young person” regardless of the gender.


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(IELTS evaluates the greater part of your English abilities — perusing, … IELTS Maninagar. Set aside the opportunity to comprehend the IELTS test design.)

An #essay is a written composition where you express a specific idea and then support it with facts, statements, analysis and explanations. The basic format for an essay is known as the five paragraph essay – but an essay may have as many paragraphs as needed. A five paragraph essay contains five paragraphs.

www.educationcorner.com/writing-an-essay.html

 

How to write an #IELTS essay?

  1. Decide on your topic.
  2. Prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas.
  3. Write your thesis statement.
  4. Write the body. Write the main points. Write the subpoints. …
  5. Write the introduction.
  6. Write the conclusion.
  7. Add the finishing touches.

Types of Essays in IELTS Exam.

  • Opinion #(Agree or Disagree)
  • Advantages and Disadvantages.
  • Problem and Solution.
  • Discussion (Discuss both view)
  • Two-part Question.

IELTS Essay- What is an essay?

How can you get 7 #bands in IELTS essay writing?

  1. Writing tips.
  2. Before writing an essay, you must know its basic structure. …
  3. Do Task 2 first, because it is worth more marks and is easier.
  4. Don’t waste too much time on Task 1. …
  5. You must complete both tasks. …
  6. Again, practice writing. …
  7. Practice makes perfect.

IELTS Academic Writing Practice Tests. The Academic Writing test is 60 minutes long. There are two tasks. Candidates are required to write at least 150 words for Task 1 and at least 250 words for Task 2. Both responses should be written in a formal style.

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IELTS Speaking Exam Tips
  • Practice speaking English before your test.
  • Be confident and ready to chat. …
  • Listen to the question and answer it directly.
  • Add more information to all answers.
  • Don’t focus only on vocabulary. …
  • You can wear anything you want. …
  • Use a range of grammar tenses in your test.

 

source: IELTS Liz

 

  1. Develop skills of each type of question in reading. There are around 14 different types of questions and you need to find a strategy to tackle each one. …
  2. Skimming and Scanning. …
  3. Develop your speed reading skills. …
  4. Don’t try to understand the full passage. …
  5. Developing vocabulary. …
  6. Key words. …
  7. Grammar. …
  8. Practice makes perfect.

 

1. Marine Engineering Management – MEMG

Please check the admission requirements – www.georgiancollege.ca/academics/full-time-programs/marine-engineering-management-memg/

Please check program requirements carefully. COC is required.

2. Acute Complex Care for Internationally Educated Nurses – ACCA

Please check the admission requirements – www.georgiancollege.ca/academics/full-time-programs/acute-complex-care-for-internationally-educated-nurses-acca/

At least 6-12 months of experience required.

3. Art and Design Fundamentals – AADF

Please check the admission requirements – www.georgiancollege.ca/academics/full-time-programs/art-and-design-fundamentals-aadf/

4. Esthetician – ESTH

Please check the admission requirements – www.georgiancollege.ca/academics/full-time-programs/esthetician-esth/

Why study in New Zealand?

We can select New Zealand as a study destination due to various reasons.

Basic cost to study in New Zealand

An undergraduate degree generally costs between NZ$ 18,000 and NZ$ 25,000 per year. Postgraduate studies can cost between NZ$ 10,000 and NZ$ 30,000. … New Zealand is one of the world’s best places to live and study.

 

According to IDP

” New Zealand has an excellent, centrally managed quality assurance system. The New ZealandQualifications Authority (NZQA) requires that institutions are registered to enrol international students and ensures compliance with qualifications standards. … Education in New Zealand is truly an all-encompassing experience. “

A green destination and clean environment.

New Zealand is a good destination for people who love nature. Once can choose this place as a study destination for the careers mentioned below.  But besides that one should know that this country is known for its natural environment and beautiful landscape which makes New Zealand one of the best tourist destinations.

 

Some of the good places to visit in New Zealand are mentioned hereby-

The 15 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in New Zealand

 

Some of the best jobs in New Zealand are-

  • Information Technology Manager. …
  • Procurement Manager. …
  • Building and Construction Manager. …
  • Mine/Quarry Manager. …
  • Information Technology Architect. …
  • Pathologist. …
  • Anaesthetist. …
  • Managing Director/Chief Executive.

Here is a list of Universities of New Zealand for reference.

Auckland University of Technology

The University of Auckland

University of canterbury

Lincoln University

Massey University

University of Otago

Victoria University of Wellington

The University or waikato

***Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology***

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Eastern Institute of Technology

Laidlaw College

Manukau Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

NorthTec

The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Otago Polytechnic

Southern Institute of Technology

Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Taranaki Polytechnic

UNITEC Institute of Technology

UCOL- Universal College of Learning

 

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Most of the top institutes in Ahmedabad do not have the right IELTS material to teach you and commit you great things for 14,000 Rs/- which is really a bad idea.

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We still remember how we started from a small center in Maninagar and now we have grown into a giant organisation having all the facilities to support an IELTS candidate. Gill Sir moved from step to step and built a very strong base for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE and the GRE.

We, at Gill Sir started building extra ordinary material and syllabus to offer you the best coaching in Maninagar area but we floated to so nicely that we got a recognition all over Ahmedabad. It was just not due to handwork and efforts of S.S. Gill who hold this trade name Gill Sir but with the support of many people who became the part of our great work.

At the insitutue we share important tips to clear the IELTS.

  1. For example what has to be done in the IELTS reading module.
  2. Or say how is the speaking module evaluated in the test.

Such and many other tips form the part of coaching at Gill Sir, Ahmedabad. At our Maninagar center today number of students clear their IELTS test with 7 and more bands.

Some of the aspiring students have gone abroad in countries like Canada. Recent examples of students who got Canada student visa are Ritika Sood and Simranpreet Bains who study in Canada after their IELTS.

{The Gill Sir got Canada Student Visa for Simranpreet after she completed her IELTS. Gill Sir, Ahmedabad made student visa process (Canada) simple or her.
Gill Sir supported Simranpreet in her documentation, filing process before we got her college admission and Canada student visa.
Gill Sir completed her student visa process from Ahmedabad though the student was in Punjab after clearing her IELTS. Simranpreet’s parents were very pleased with Gill Sir after we told her that she got student visa for Canada.
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