This lesson has 2 versions. 1) A video version and 2) A written version.
I advise you to watch / listen to the video to hear the correct pronunciation of the important English words. The written version is below the video.
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The longest word in English has 45 letters:
It is a type of lung disease.
“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
This sentence uses every letter of the alphabet. This type of sentence is called a “pangram”. We often use this sentence to practise handwriting or to test a new pen or keyboard.
This is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. (The verb “to be” is a linking verb. It does not take a direct object.)
Example of correct use with context:
Jane: “Who is hungry?”
Mark: “I am.”
The letter “e” is the most commonly used letter in English. It represents approximately 11% of the language!
The letter “r” is the most commonly used consonant.
The second most commonly used consonant is the letter “t”.
More English words begin with the letter “s” than any other letter of the alphabet.
“rhythm” is the longest English word without a real vowel (a, e, i, o or u).
It means: a strong pattern of sounds used in music.
He plays the drums with good rhythm.
This is the only English word with 5 consecutive vowels.
“to queue” means to wait in line.
They are queueing to go into the museum.
There is an alternative spelling with only 4 consecutive vowels:
There are 7 different ways to pronounce the letters “ough”:
(I advise you to watch and listen to the video at the top of this article to listen to the pronunciation.)
This is a common cause of confusion for English learners.
Can you think of an English word ending in -mt ?
There is only 1 word:
(past simple form of dream)
Last night, Jane dreamt about a new house.
What interesting facts are there in your language?
Tell me in the comments below.