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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
"For dinner tonight, I will eat _______."

"In the supermarket, _______ is very expensive."

"Mr. Jones is a _________ farmer."

Which word related to food is not of French origin?

Which word of French origin is not related to finance?

"If you find English difficult to understand, you must ________ trying."

"When Laura was 13 years old, she _______ from home."

"The price of food is _______ all the time."

What is another way to say "extinguish a fire"?

What French word is used in English to mean "shirt"?


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53 Comments on “Formal & Informal Vocabulary: Using French words in English”


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great lesson

Friday, July 7th 2017

Thanks teacher for your amazing lesson. I actually didn’t know before the short English words came from Anglo Saxon , but they are a bit easy to memorize and understand.

Friday, July 7th 2017

Thanks teacher for your amazing lesson . I myself didn’t notice which words I use frequently. maybe because I am not a native speaker of English (:

Friday, July 7th 2017

Good

Friday, July 7th 2017

I learnt Latin because I studied in a Catholic French Liceum in Spain, but why Latin is also sudied in Oxford and Cambridge? Snobism? Tradition? (The fact is that English uses the latin alphabet.)
I didn’t know about Norway, Anglo and Saxon was tribes fron Germany, IX century?
BTW in most of countries aroun the world people take off yours shoes before walk in home, including England(UK), Russia, Spain, and so on. For good higienical reasons. In Sweeden the first thing women do is take off their special warm underwear, in the bathroom ussualy. General rules have always exceptions.

Friday, July 7th 2017

Hi Jade.
Great lesson and interesting lesson

Saturday, July 8th 2017

I love this lesson.

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Thanks Jade! It is always a good idea to know the origins of a language you speak.

Saturday, July 8th 2017

I loved this lesson and I love her accent and her diction (lovely, lovely, lovely!)

Saturday, July 8th 2017

French is a Romance language (meaning that it is descended primarily from Vulgar Latin).
The majority of French words derive from Vulgar Latin or were constructed from Latin or Greek roots
English words related in this lesson have its roots not strictly in French, but in latin or greek

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Thank you Jade..that was interesting

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Thank you Jade..this was interesting

Saturday, July 8th 2017

I had been reading and studying a book about the origins of the UK and Ireland, the British Isles, and I discovered a lot of interesting stories of this topic. The English language was influenced by Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans, it’s the Anglo-words’ mixture with these four languages. I have also remembered the French or Norman period in England, the 11th century with the story behind the Battle of Hastings, and the leaders who fought it out in 1066. I have also looked for this theme in the web: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/.
Thanks a lot, teacher Jade, I have ran away of Engvid and I have gone up my knowledge of the UK history, very interesting readings.

Saturday, July 8th 2017

    Excuse me, it would be “I have run away…”

    Saturday, July 8th 2017

Geoffrey Chaucer is the writer of the canterbury tales.
“Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages.”

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Thank you, Jade!!! I love your lessons!!

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Hi Jade! thanks for this interesting lesson. There are an interesting BBC’s documentary: “The Normands” (5 chapters) on youtube about que conquest of England by the Normands.

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Nice lesson Jade. You mixed both English language and culture in a very interesting way.
Thanks!

Saturday, July 8th 2017

its Awesome! I love it. its increase my English ability thank you so much

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Great job, Jade.

Saturday, July 8th 2017

“God, that sitteth heighe in magestee, save al this (english teachers) compaignye, grete and smale!”

Not easy but very interesting lesson.Thanks a lot Jade.

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Thank you Jade.

Sunday, July 9th 2017

Thanks Miss Ronnie Wonnie, the lessons always fun and great. I am learning more things now!!!

Sunday, July 9th 2017

I Am so sorry about that, just thunk that Miss Jade is Miss Ronnie. So sorry

Sunday, July 9th 2017

Hello I’m new here I don’t know anything Here . How I can study Here ? Thank you

Sunday, July 9th 2017

I love this language I’d like to be able to speak French fluently though it’s such a fancy language.

Sunday, July 9th 2017

Great, thank you.

Sunday, July 9th 2017

I’don’t know how i can give a test.on this website ‘i’don’t speak fernch plz someone help me sooner

Sunday, July 9th 2017

It is useful lesson.I got much information.

Sunday, July 9th 2017

Jad,

This is the first time I am learning english in your meathead which is very interesting

Sunday, July 9th 2017

sorry, I misspelled Your name Jade

Sunday, July 9th 2017

Great lesson

Sunday, July 9th 2017

hi to my fav teacher ~ Ronnie ~

Monday, July 10th 2017

hi to ms jade <3

Monday, July 10th 2017

Hi Jade
Are you from England?
I don’t understand your lesson; but I listen and listen your lesson until understand
Thanks

Monday, July 10th 2017

Congatulations
Great lesson and useful quiz.
thanks

Monday, July 10th 2017

i want heip me

Monday, July 10th 2017

Thanks teacher for your usefull lesson. I actually didn’t know before the short English words came from Anglo Saxon , but they are a bit easy to memorize and understand.

Monday, July 10th 2017

Thanks teacher for your amazing lesson. I actually didn’t know before the short English words came from Anglo Saxon , but they are a bit easy to memorize and understand.

Monday, July 10th 2017

Thank you Jade.

Tuesday, July 11th 2017

god i love you reading middle english poems! bring more!

Wednesday, July 12th 2017

Thanks Jade, you’re a great teacher.

Thursday, July 13th 2017

great! It’s ever important know the differents ways to say something. I speak portuguese, so my english sometimes, sounds like a very formal outdated English, and with some expressions and accents that don’t exist in the british english. thank for all!

Wednesday, July 19th 2017

great lesson thanks a lot

Friday, July 21st 2017

Thank you, Jade. In fact, I prefer Anglo-Saxon words. They sound more manly to me.

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

Excellent class!

Tuesday, August 1st 2017

though but interesting lesson

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Thanks Jade.

Thursday, August 3rd 2017

very useful lesson: a bit of history and a “barrel” of concepts

Monday, August 7th 2017

Sometimes I find easier to understand your accent to the american’s.
Besides, I love the way it sounds
Thanks for the class

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Hi jade.
Your lesson was very interesting especially for a french like me.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Another great lesson.Thank you,Jade.

Thursday, September 14th 2017

Thank you,Jade.

Tuesday, September 19th 2017
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