English is the
most widely spoken language in the history of our planet, used in some
way by at least one out of every seven human beings around the globe. Half
of the world's books are written in English, and the majority of international
telephone calls are made in English. Sixty percent of the world's radio
programmes are beamed in English, and more than seventy percent of international
mail is written in English. Eighty percent of all computer texts, including
all web sites, are stored in English.
Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.
From Crazy English: The Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language by Richard Lederer
We hope these links below will provide some assistance in improving your overall English language skills. We likewise wish you would still have fun on the difficult road of learning this crazy language.
teachers at Hugo Treffner Gymnasium
Main English page (under password!)
Some grammar links where you can brush up on theory or do grammar exercises and test your skills
Online newspapers, dictionaries, encyclopaedias and information about Great Britain
Information about the United Kingdom
If you like to read in English, then here is a short list of books really worth your precious time