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The English language is a work in progress, Have fun with it...

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

-William Shakespeare

English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Global Communications, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.

English Language Day aims to entertain and inform people about the history, culture and achievements associated with the language. The day often features book-reading events, English quizzes, poetry and literature exchanges, and other activities that promote the English language.

English is the Language of International Communication. Although English is not the most spoken language in the world, it is the official language in 53 countries and is spoken as a first language by around 400 million people worldwide. But that's not all, it is also the most common second language in the world.

English is flexible and easy to learn.

It is a huge entity of vocabulary and is constantly absorbing new words, whilst at the same time seeping into foreign languages. English contains over 750,000 words. With so many different words available to describe things, you should never be short of synonyms.

Organizing English language quizzes covering grammar usage and vocabulary for beginners help them to learn better.


Our GIS learners at Katargam Pre Primary Section also played an English quiz in an unique manner with crosswords puzzles and Phonic sound. Thus helping them to enrich and develop their vocabulary as well as listening and writing skills.

Let’s cherish and celebrate the “English language day" to its true spirit unitedly.

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