Word frequency: Activity

The 10 most common English words are:

the

of

and

a

in

to

it

is/was

I

for

Can you answer the following questions without using these 10 words?

Do you think a school uniform is a good idea?

Eastenders or Coronation Street?

Who’s the most annoying member of your family?

Where would you like to be in ten years’ time?

Or, come up with a question of your own!

The 20 most common English words are:

the

of

and

a

in

to

it

is/was

I

for

that

you

he

be

with

on

by

at

have

are

Can you have a conversation about movies, websites, video games (or your own topic) without using these 20 words?

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