The History of English in 10 minutes - Chapter 3 (OU)
- When did Shakespeare live?
- How many words and phrases did William Shakespeare contribute to the English language?
- Which types of words and phrases come from Shakespeare? Give some examples.
- How many plays by Shakespeare can you name?
- Why do you think English has retained so much of the vocabulary and expressions used in Shakespeare?
- To which extent do you think Shakespeare has influenced the English language and the spread of it?
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