Nyomkodós teszt: Fun Facts about the UK

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1. Big Ben does not refer to the clock, but actually the bell.

2. London was called Londonium, Ludenwic, and Ludenburg in the past.

3. French was the official language for about 300 years.

4. The shortest war against England was with Zanzibar in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

5. There is nowhere in Britain that is more than 74.5 miles from the sea.

6. The first telephone directory published in England contained 25 names.

7. While the Great Fire of London was largely destructive, the casualty rate was just 8.

8. The first hot chocolate store opened in London.

9. There are over 300 languages spoken in British schools.

10. The English drink more tea than any other nation in the world.

11. In the Medieval Times, animals could be put on trial for crimes (and be sentenced to death!)

12. The music of “The Star Spangled Banner” (the American national anthem) was created by an Englishman.

13. “Pygg” used to mean “clay” in olden day English. People kept their coins in clay jars that were called “pygg jars”, which have evolved into what we currently call piggy banks.

14. Buckingham Palace has its own police station.

15. Chickens outnumber humans in England, three to one.

source: ukingdom.co.uk

Vocabulary

bell

harang

official language

hivatalos nyelv

to surrender

megadja magát

telephone directory

telefonkönyv

destructive

pusztító, romboló

casualty rate

áldozatok száma

Medieval Times

középkor

to be put on trial

bíróság elé állítják

to be sentenced to death

halálra ítélik

anthem

himnusz

clay

agyag

to evolve into

valamivé fejlődik,alakul

piggy bank

malacpersely

to outnumber

számuk meghalad valamit

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