English Words of the Year 2015

Today we will look at the English words of the year 2015, as noted by the Collins English Dictionary. These are the words and phrases in the UK that Lexicographers have noticed a significant rise in their usage over the last year.

We’ll start with the ‘word of the year’ that according to Collins is Binge-watching. This is where we stay in to watch more than three episodes of a series in a day. Apparently, 90% of Brits now do this!

Recent Lessons

NFE General Knowledge Quiz Number 2

Score 10 points for every correct answer – Score 5 points if half right! Play a JOKER in one round and get DOUBLE points in that round. Show it before you start the round. There are 12 rounds with 6 questions in each round.

Quiz rounds include:

Music / Geography South America / Pot Luck 1 / Sport / World History / Europe / British History / Pot Luck 2 / UK Today / Geography General / England / Film

Good luck with it and have lots of FUN!

Paris horror – Islamic State claim responsibility – on Friday 13th

France was in a nationwide state of emergency on Saturday following Friday night’s attack in Paris from Islamic State. It comes just 10 months after the Charlie Hebdo magazine attack where 12 people were killed.

The latest terrorist incident was the worst such attack Paris has experienced since World War II. The French President Monsieur Hollande called the coordinated attacks “an act of war.”

ISIS has claimed responsibility. They said eight ISIS militants wearing explosives belts and armed with machine guns attacked precisely selected targets in Paris.

What is the most satisfying job in the world?

What is the most satisfying job in the world? There are probably many answers. This English lesson will explore a few of them.

You might think being President of the United States or being the British Prime Minister are two of the most satisfying jobs in the world.

Teaching or working in a bank could be equally satisfying. Perhaps not, as the former sees too many teachers quit the profession and in the latter, one just earns a living!