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Read some facts about English.

• There were only 30,000 words in Old English. Modern English has the largest vocabulary in the world — more than 600,000 words.

• There are about 60,000 words in common use.

• About 450-500 words are added to the English vocabulary every year.

• 70 per cent of the English vocabulary are loan words and only 30 per cent of the words are native.

• There are words from 120 languages in English, including Russian.

• The most frequently used words in written English are: the, of, and, to, a, in, that, is, I, it, for and as.
• The most frequently used word in conversation is I.

• The longest word in English language is: Pneumonoultamicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (a lung disease).

• The commonest letter is "e".

• More words begin with the letter "s" than any other.

• The most overworked word in English is the word set. It has 126 verbal uses and 58 noun uses.

• The newest letters added to the English alphabet are "j" and "v", which are of post- Shakespearean use.

• The largest English-language dictionary is the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, with 21,728 pages.

• The commonest English name is Smith. There are about 800,00 people called Smith in England and Wales, and about 1,700,000 in the USA.

Fill in these phrases:
1. longest word in   language
2. words begin   the letter
3. commonest   name
И.В. Цветкова, И.А. Клепальченко и др. Английский язык для школьников. – Москва: Глосса-Пресс, 206 с.

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