Christmas is just around the corner and millions of people around the world are preparing for this holiday. But what may be tradition for you, may sound completely strange for some other culture. For example, children in Hungary are expecting Santa Claus to bring them a small gift on December 6th and on Christmas Eve, they get their presents from Baby Jesus. Oh, and forget about getting your tree in November! In many European countries, people do not decorate their trees until December 24th!
If you are interested in how different countries celebrate Christmas, please take a look at this website.
We all know that English is the most widely spoken second language. But do you know which (non-English speaking) countries have the most English-speaking adults? There is an annual report prepared by EF that measures the English proficiency of adults from 63 countries around the world. It ranks the countries by the average level of English skills amongst adults and divided them into 4 groups from very high proficiency to very low proficiency. Can you guess who speaks the best (or worst) English? You can find the full report here.
- Kornelia Lasluisa
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