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Woodward English on Instagram

Woodward English on Instagram

This is to let you know that you can now find us on Instagram. Yes, we will now add any new charts and images that we create onto Instagram for those that like spending time there. Eventually we will also add some of the charts we have already created too. So remember, follow us there: Woodward English on Instagram Have […]

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Redundant Letters

Redundant Letters One of the most difficult things in English is spelling and pronunciation. Because English is a mish mash of Latin, Old English, French, German, Greek… in fact every language in Europe. There are a lot of odd spellings for words which originated from other languages. As the pronunciation of these has become more […]

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Irony and Ironic Statements

Irony and Ironic Statements Irony is a technique used in English to emphasise a point using the opposite (or deeper) meaning of something. It can be used in many situations but most often it is used to be comical. For example: The world’s full of apathy, but I don’t care. Apathy is the state of […]

Winter in England

Winter in England

Winter in England Well, winter has arrived in Santiago and it reminds me of winter in England, especially when I was a child. Many people have a romantic idea of what winter in England is like: snow covered rolling hills, small robins (birds with red chests) chirping on a red post box, rosy-cheeked kids breathing […]

The longest word in English

The longest word in the English language

The longest word in the English language How long do you think the longest word in the English language is? Think about the word ‘beautiful’. That’s 9 letters. So maybe the longest one is 10, 11 or 12 letters long? No, it has 28 letters! Antidisestablishmentarianism Antidisestablishmentarianism is a pretty long word but it’s not […]

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Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia is more than just a fun word to say (it’s pronounced On – Na – Mat – Oh – Pee – Ah), it’s the name given to words that are pronounced like the noise they describe. For example, when someone gets in your way while driving your car you might honk your horn. […]

Burgers and Sausages

Burgers and Sausages

Burgers and Sausages Many people wonder why a hamburger is called a hamburger when it doesn’t contain any ham – it only contains beef (or it should only contain beef, you never know what is really in it!). But a hamburger doesn’t relate to the meat it contains but rather the place it came from […]