The English Language

In this lesson, we will look at the surprising history of the English language, and how it has changed from Old English to modern day English.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.From which TWO places do myths often come?

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Q2.A story that contains gods as characters is a...

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Q3.Why is Baba Yaga's hut cool?

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Q4.Which of these is NOT a characteristic of folk tales?

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Q5.To which category of story did the West African story of Anansi belong?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.From which TWO places do myths often come?

1/5

Q2.A story that contains gods as characters is a...

2/5

Q3.Why is Baba Yaga's hut cool?

3/5

Q4.Which of these is NOT a characteristic of folk tales?

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Q5.To which category of story did the West African story of Anansi belong?

5/5

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The English Language

Test your knowledge of today's lesson. Good luck!

Q1.Which invaders brought the Old English language to Britain?

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Q2.Old English has an identical alphabet to Modern English.

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Q3.Which language heavily influenced Middle English?

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Q4.Choose the correct statement.

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Q5.When does the period of Modern English start?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

The English Language

Test your knowledge of today's lesson. Good luck!

Q1.Which invaders brought the Old English language to Britain?

1/5

Q2.Old English has an identical alphabet to Modern English.

2/5

Q3.Which language heavily influenced Middle English?

3/5

Q4.Choose the correct statement.

4/5

Q5.When does the period of Modern English start?

5/5

Lesson summary: The English Language

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This was the final lesson in the unit The Oral Tradition.

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