Podcast-Kanal: Speak English Now Podcast: Learn English | Speak English without grammar.
Podcast-Sendung: #129 Beautiful words in English - esl
Did you know that there are more than 1 million words in English? I know it's hard to believe, so keep counting, I mean keep listening. :) Hi, everyone! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today I will share with you 9 of the most beautiful words in English. And with the point of view story, you will learn grammar only by listening. Ok. Let?s start! In 2010, during a project to search for words in digitized books, researchers estimated a total of 1,000,000 words. Yeah, I was a bit surprized by this, too, but there's an explanation for all this. First of all, you need to take into account that they have included different forms of the same word. Also, many words are archaic since they are not used in modern English. Speaking of archaic words, in the second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, there are approximately 600,000 defined word forms. But that's because it includes many old-fashioned words. And also, the dictionary expands every year to keep up with new words being invented. However, according to the BBC, the good news is that we only use about 170.000 words in English. Yeah. I know. It's still a considerable number of words, but you don't need to know all these words to be able to have a conversation in English. I actually believe it's a mistake to keep track of the nu...