We use it almost every waking moment our lives, but few of use know many details about
the English language.The facts are plenty stunning though. Read through this please.

The number of English words, if you include scientific and technical terms totals about 1 million.
That makes it by far the wordiest of the world's languages by comparison, French has roughly
100,000 words. How did it get so big? Easy - by borrowing 80 percent of English words based
on words from other languages. An estimate 750 million people speak English around the world.

Of those 350 million consider it their mother tongue. The average educated English-speaking person
knows about 20,000 words. The typical person uses just 2,000 of those words in a week.

Source: Reader's Digest

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A new idea:
Give your students an ANSWER. They come up with a QUESTION.
This is an excellent way to see how much they can come up
with proper questions. There can be NO specific right answer.
This technique will work well in all your classes.

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