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Some fun facts about England

                Did you know ……………….?

Are you looking for facts about England? Keep reading. Here’s a list of 25 interesting England facts + some more general facts about England such as total population, biggest cities, highest mountain, biggest lake etc.

1. QUEEN ELIZABETH II IS DISTANTLY RELATED TO VLAD THE IMPALER (DRACULA)

Quite an interest fact about her majesty. Vlad the Impaler is known to be the real inspiration for the famous vampire character known as Dracula. Her ancestry can be traced back to Vlad the Impaler, which means she’s distantly related to him.

2SPARKLING WINE WAS INVENTED IN ENGLAND

Most people think that the French invented Champagne, but the technique used by Dom Perignon already existed in England, thus making the English inventors of Sparkling wine. Cheers to that!

3. YOU CAN NEVER BE MORE THAN 115 KM FROM THE OCEAN

The furthest you can be away from the big blue ocean is 115 km no matter where you go.

 

4. THERE’S AN ANNUAL CHEESE ROLLING COMPETITION

This is definitely one of the more interesting and unique facts about England. The first written evidence is a message from 1826, but it’s said that the cheese roll tradition is way older than that. Nowadays even international visitors can take part in this fascinating event.

5. WINCHESTER WAS THE FIRST CAPITAL OF ENGLAND

Thought London was the first capital of England? Guess again, in 1519 Winchester was chosen as the capital, and already in 827, King Egbert was crowned here.

6. THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY SPOKEN LANGUAGES

Did you know that about 1 billion people around the world speak English? It’s the most global language in the world

7. LEEDS IS ONE OF EUROPE’S RAINIEST CITIES

Yes, English people like to talk about the weather and no wonder. Leeds is one of the rainiest cities in all of Europe with 1024 mm precipitation per year.

8. YOU CAN DRIVE FROM ENGLAND TO FRANCE VIA AN UNDERWATER TUNNEL

England might be an island, but it’s connected to the mainland Europe and France via an underwater tunnel. The distance between the two countries is 50.45 kilometers.

9. THE WORLD WIDE WEB WAS INVENTED BY AN ENGLISH SCIENTIST

 

It’s thanks to an English scientist named Tim Berners-Lee that we can use the internet like we do today. He invented the “WWW” also known as the World Wide Web.

10. ENGLAND WON THE FIFA WORLD CUP BACK IN 1966

In general, English football is highly regarded around the world thanks to its Premier League and various top football teams. But the national team isn’t always meeting the high expectations from its supporters.

But they can still pride themselves with a World Cup title back in 1966 when they won against West Germany with 4-2

10 X FUN FACTS ABOUT ENGLAND

  1. There are more chickens than people in England
  2. It Is A Criminal Offense to Stick A Postage Stamp To An Envelope Upside Down
  3. French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362.
  4. It is illegal to die in the House of Commons
  5. English people consume more tea per capita than anybody else in the world
  6. York was the first English city to become settled permanently by the Danish Vikings (in 867) and the last to remain under Viking rule (until 954)
  7. England’s most popular dishes include Spotted Dick, Bangers and Mash, and Toad in the Hole.
  8. The highest temperature ever recorded in England was 38.5°C (101.3°F ) in Brogdale, Kent.
  9. Beer has been brewed here for hundreds of years
  10. David (male) and Susan (female) are the most common given names.

5 X ENGLAND FACTS FOR KIDS

  • The most popular sport in England is football.
  • Robin Hood was a real person, although not 100% the same as the movies.
  • Stephen Hawking, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin were all English scientists
  • Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh is based on a real person.
  • Æthelstan is considered as the first real king of all England (year 927)

IS ENGLAND A COUNTRY?

Yes, England is a country. But with Scotland, Wales and Northern Island they make up Great Britain and the 4 of them together make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

However, the United Kingdom is the one country recognized as a sovereign state (represented by one central government that has sovereignty over the entire UK and the power and authority to enter into relations with other sovereign states.

That’s why the United Kingdom is a member of the UN, and not England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as separate countries.

But, yes, England is still regarded as a country, but not as a sovereign state. That’s also why the people of the United Kingdom has a UK passport (British) and not an English passport for example.

In some Sports, such as Football, Cricket, and Rugby the countries that make up the United Kingdom is competing on their own. For example, England has their own national football team, but in the Olympics, they compete under the flag of the United Kingdom.

I hope you enjoyed this article How many of these facts did you know beforehand?

 

 

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The City of York

Imagine a city with Roman roots and a Viking past, where ancient walls surround contemporary independent shops and vibrant eateries and there’s a festival for every month of the year. Welcome to York !

The city, split by the River Ouse, is best-known for its 800-year-old minster and The Shambles, a picturesque cobbled lane dating from the Middle Ages.York is an ideal size for exploring on foot, and is surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful countryside; it is only just over two hours by train from London or Edinburgh

           

.Few cities in the world can rival York for history and character. A picturesque riverside city encircled by ancient walls, York has a fascinating story that goes back 2,000 years

You can not go to york without visiting the Minster. Dating back to medieval times, this splendid Church of England cathedral features magnificent 14th- and 15th-century stained glass, stonework and elaborate tombs.You have the opportunity to explore underground chambers and follow in the footsteps of Roman Soldiers If you have the energy you can climb the 275 steps of the central tower,and from there you will be at the highest point in the city and be rewarded with amazing views.

Afterwards why not treat yourself to a nice afternoon tea. The place to go is  the most famous tea rooms in all Yorkshire …..Bettys Tea Rooms A cross between a traditional English tea room and a sophisticated Swiss cafe,with beautiful interiors inspired by the Queen Mary ocean liner,   Bettys is like no place else for afternoon tea and they have an amazing   selection of sweets and light meals

The Shambles is an old street in the city with overhanging timber framed  buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It is one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe and  although none of the original shop-fronts have survived from medieval times, some properties still have exterior wooden shelves, reminders of when cuts of meat were served from the open window. Today, the beautiful old buildings have been restored and now house cheerful cafes, quirky boutiques and even a coin & stamp dealers York’s most famous shopping street was  once lined with Butchers’ shops, today the smells are rather more pleasant with aromas from the chocolate, fudge and sweet shops, clothes and accessories and gift shops.

In the evening if you  are feeling brave and like an adventure you  could  travel back in time, cross the centuries and experience the stories that make up the hidden and blood chilling history of York’s ghostly tradition.Be guided along narrow passageways and dark streets  to investigate bloodcurdling tales of scandal and death – of phantoms, ghosts, apparitions and supernatural stories of the strange and macabre The tours usually last around ninety minutes and it is an experience not to be missed !

 

There is something for everyone in York, whether you are a history buff or just want to to enjoy the wonderful cosmopolitan atmosphere and winding streets where you will find something interesting around  every corner. And if you decide to stay longer there are many hotels and guest houses to suit all budgets So if ever  you find yourself in England be sure to put York on your must see list !!

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Loghaat centre

A great place to learn ! 

 One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞

‒Frank Smith

Here at the  Loghaat  Centre  we understand the powerful, life-changing benefits as well as the challenges and frustrations of foreign language learning. Tricky or overly-demanding work schedules, memory struggles, pronunciation mysteries, lack of speaking partners, new technologies.Our aim is to educate ,inspire and empower both adults and children through language and  culture.

We provide the highest-quality language training and related services to our students and clients at the best value and with excellent customer service. Setting and following high standards of performance and achievement  and

providing a comfortable and inviting learning environment.

Not only are we a learning centre but we offer nursery facilities too.  At Loghaat we will provide a safe,happy,caring,secure and stimulating environment for your child They will be encouraged to develop their capabilities as successful learners through English and German become confident individuals and responsible citizens ..helping your child prepare for their future .

 

                                                         

 

And lets not forget our homework club .What is a homework club?A homework club is a place where your child can complete their homework in a supportive environment outside the classroom and away from any distractions at home. …here your child can come after school and get help with their work they have learned in school  from our qualified professionals The homework club will have a positive impact on your child’s confidence, and the  children benefit not only from the academics, but from knowing that an adult cares for them, and believes in them. Giving them a head start in life.

                     

 

At the centre we offer a variety of courses for any age and at very competitive prices whether you  want to study for academic reasons or just want conversation in a group or in  private lesson  you can increase your current English or German  level, focusing on your reading, writing, speaking and listening.   So why not come and visit us or give us a call  We are waiting for you ….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Recommendation

My last post was all about the enjoyment of reading and how it is beneficial. So today i want to share with you one of my favorite books  at the moment. It was recommended to me by chance in a lesson when we were discussing things that have influenced or motivated us. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did By the way ,in case you don’t know an alchemist is a person who transforms or creates something through a seemingly magical process.

The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it became a widely translated international bestseller

It  is a book  which tells us never to lose hope. Maybe the  Secret of its success  is perhaps based on this and it continues to change the lives of people worldwide . It teaches us that when a person really desires something, the whole universe will conspire to help that person realise his dream.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

Believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, he asks a fortune teller  in a nearby town about its meaning. The woman interprets the dream as a prophecy telling the boy that he will discover a treasure at the Egyptian Pyramids

Early into his journey, he meets  the king of Salem, who tells him to sell his sheep, so as to travel to Egypt.

Early in his arrival to Africa, a man who claims to be able to take Santiago to the pyramids instead robs him of what money he had made from selling his sheep. Santiago then embarks on a long path of working for a crystal merchant so as to make enough money to fulfill his personal legend and go to the pyramids.

Along the way, the boy meets an Englishman who has come in search of an alchemist and continues his travels in his new companion’s company. When they reach an oasis, Santiago meets and falls in love with an Arabian girl named Fatima, to whom he proposes marriage. She promises to do so only after he completes his journey. Frustrated at first, he later learns that true love will not stop nor must one sacrifice to it one’s personal destiny, since to do so robs it of truth.

The boy then encounters a wise alchemist who also teaches him to realize his true self. Together, they risk a journey through the territory of warring tribes, where the boy is forced to demonstrate his oneness with “the soul of the world” by turning himself into a simoom before he is allowed to proceed. When he begins digging within sight of the pyramids, he is robbed yet again, but accidentally learns from the leader of the thieves that the treasure he sought all along was in the ruined church where he had his original dream.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams

*Simoon… noun   …a hot, dry, dust-laden wind blowing in the desert, especially in Arabia.

 

 

 

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Ebooks V Paper books

                                       

                   In these days of fast living and technology ,for me, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book and getting lost in its pages. Not for me are Ebooks or Kindles I love to be able to hold the book and smell the pages as you get lost in the story and are transported to another world Scientists also seem to agree with me

YOU ABSORB MORE INFORMATION.

Research has shown that people who read paper books absorb and remember the plot more easily than Ebook readers. According to a study that was presented in Italy in 2014, print readers also scored higher in other areas, such as empathy, immersion in the book, and understanding of the narrative. Scientists believe this effect is related to the tactile sensation of holding a book in your hands.Seeing and feeling how much progress you’ve made in the story, by  the simple action of turning the  pages  of the book, can help readers feel like they’re unfolding the story—both literally and figuratively. Plus, with a print book, it’s easier to go back and confirm information you may be unsure of without losing your place and having to scroll or click back on your mobile device or tablet.

CHILDREN BECOME BETTER READERS, TOO.

They help children become better readers too,a  study of young children between the ages of three and five revealed that kids had lower comprehension of the story when their parents read to them from an e-book as opposed to a print book. Researchers theorize this arises because children get distracted by the electronic device and have a harder time focusing on the story itself. In another study, students who had read a short story on a e-reader were less engaged and had a harder time remembering the exact order of events.

THEY’RE EASIER ON THE EYES.

Paper books are also easier on the eyes.In this day and age many of the jobs today require you to stare at a computer screen all day and this can cause  eye strain. Electronic books can cause screen fatigue, which may lead to blurred vision, redness, dryness, and irritation. With print books, you don’t have to worry about any of that.

THEY CAN HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER.

Reading a book can also  help you sleep better When you’re winding down for the night, reading from a screen or scrolling through a social media app on your phone are bad ideas the blue light from your screen upset  your melatonin levels and circadian cycles, making it harder for you to fall asleep and making you feel groggier when you wake up. On the other hand  engagement and brain activity that comes with reading can help you drift off to sleep when you’re having trouble. So if you’re hoping to get a good night’s rest, stick with print.

Studies have also shown that books can make us happier, inspire us to travel, and encourage us to make life-changing decisions. So don’t feel guilty the next time you spend a little more than you’d planned at the bookstore: Science says it’s good for you

 

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Are we addicted to technology?

Technology has become an integral part of our lives. It has transformed our lives in many ways. In many ways, it makes life more convenient for us: we can send messages quickly via the internet, cook meals in a few minutes in a microwave, and book train tickets online instead of walking to the station. However, in our increasingly technology-driven world, have we become addicted to technology?

Not too long ago, many children enjoyed reading a good book in their spare time. Nowadays, adolescents are more likely to be seen playing video games or watching television. Some people even claim they can’t go without watching their favourite TV programme !

Similarly, sending letters has become a thing of the past. It has been replaced by email, instant messaging and social media  For some people – especially the older generation – new methods of communication aren’t so accessible

 

The presence of social media has, in some respects, turned us into anti-social beings. Instead of meeting up with friends and seeing them face-to-face, we now spend a lot of time communicating online. Although online communication has its advantages – notably, enabling us to keep in touch with loved ones in different countries – we shouldn’t forget the value of real-life human interaction. It is, after all, in our nature to socialise with others!

Admittedly, I spend a lot of time using technology. I rely on the internet and my laptop to plan lessons for my classes. I use wifi on my phone to send messages via apps such as Messenger and Whatsapp However I think that sometimes its nice to switch off and take a break  from all these apps that dominate our world  It can be so  liberating

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