The English language is the result of many different cultures moving into the British Isles throughout history. One of them were ‘the Danes’. At first, when this new group of people arrived, it was only for the purpose of plunder or rather, ‘to go a viking’ and this is the reason why these people were eventually called Vikings. The people from the British Isles were terrified by the violent attacks that these people from the north raged on them. However, not all the newcomers were violent and many stayed, settled down and farmed the land peacefully. They built towns, brought their own cultural aspects into the new land and of course, their language too. Here’s a very funny video from ‘Horrible Histories’ giving some examples of these Viking words that are in present-day English.
Here’s a video that aims to practise comparative/superlative forms and words related to the topic of the environment, crime and health.
If you enjoy it, a little feedback is more than welcome 🙂
The video is from RealLifeLore on Youtube
Those that know me well, know how much I hate unfair situations, war, greed, etc. For this ‘learning English with songs’ activity I have chosen this powerful song by Five Finger Death Punch (those that know me also know how much I love all types of rock music!). This song is about how veterans of war feel when returning home, with deep feelings of guilt and needing psychological treatment (at the least!), only to encounter a country that has turned its back on them. Thus, this song denounces one of the many destructive effects that war has on people’s lives.
Hello! Here’s a quiz on vocabulary for places in cities, towns and the countryside for basic students of English.
Hi! As promised, here is some extra practise for the new future forms we’ve seen this week. That is:
- future progressive for the prediction of an action in progress
- future perfect for the prediction of a completed action in the future
- future perfect progressive for the prediction of an action that will be in progress in the future.
Here’s a grammar bite on comparative structures using ‘adjective+ er/more/less + than’ that we can use when we want to say that two items are different in a quality.
Remember that the general rule for one-syllable and some two-syllable adjectives, (small, clever, happy, etc.) is the affix -er, while other adjectives (honest, beautiful, interesting, etc.) have the word ‘more’ in front of them.