Statista provides statistics, reports and infographics on a range of subjects: for example, social media, e-commerce, smartphones, China, the United States, the food industry, cosmetics, gaming.
Did you know that 78% of people in Thailand were interested in football, but in China and the US it’s only 32%?
In 2007 there were 59 million vehicles in China; in 2016 there were 194 million.
Last year McDonald’s was the most valuable fast food brand in the world with an estimated value of 98 billion US dollars, while the brand value of Starbucks was 44 billion dollars.
online access to every issue of the American Vogue, from 17 December 1892 to the present day. You can read the magazine exactly as it was printed, including the pictures and advertisements.
To leaf through the magazine, choose an issue and click on any item on the contents page. Then click on
Browse this issue at the top of the page:
A Vision of Britain through Time combines maps and population census data from 1801 to 2011. You can look up statistics for particular areas of the country. For example, here are some of the key findings about Norwich:
The population grew from 31,770 in 1801 to 132,512 in 2011.
The highest infant mortality rate recorded was 229.72 infant deaths per thousand live births in 1861, and the lowest was 3.94 in 2001.
In 1841, 50.16 per cent of all workers worked in manufacturing, but in 2011 this had fallen to 6.52 per cent.
The highest male unemployment rate recorded by the census was 14.95 per cent in 1991, and the lowest was 1.94 in 1951.
In 1911, 12.89 per cent of people were living in households with over 1.5 persons per room, but in 2011 this had fallen to .53 per cent.
A 4-week course called
Exploring English: Language and Culture starts today at Futurelearn.
It is for non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level. It’s made by the British Council and it’s free!
Do you know the meaning of these interjections?
I’m thinking or unsure what to say next.
We’ll be meeting them at, uh, 4 o’clock.
Of course I still love you, it’s just, uh…
Sometimes written as “er”.
What did you just say? What do you mean?
– Amy, Question 5?
– Please pay attention. What’s the answer to Question 5?
– I’m going to marry your sister.
– Uh? uh-uh
– Have you seen Bill?
– Uh-uh. uh-huh
Yes or I understand/agree/am listening.
– Then we went on to the party…
– … and Sarah was there – you remember Sarah?
– … and she goes up to Tom and you know what Tom’s like.
– Uh-huh. uh-oh
There’s a problem.
– Hey, the red light is flashing.
– Isn’t that your teacher?
For more information, try these definitions at Collins English Dictionary:
uh, uh-uh, uh-huh, uh-oh.
To celebrate, here are some random BoB playlists I made earlier:
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COBUILD Grammar Patterns is a guide to how adjectives, nouns, verbs and other words fit together.
it + link verb + adjective + for + noun + to-infinitive:
to eat white flour.
A series of videos explains how it works.
BrowZine is a collection of academic journals, arranged in subject categories.
Business and economics > Business > E-commerce
BrowZine makes it easy to browse journals and articles, when you’re not looking for anything in particular. UEA has access to the full-text of the journals, though sometimes recent articles cannot be viewed.
Apparently there’s some kind of international ball-kicking contest starting soon.
The British Council’s
Premier Skills English website has a competition in which you can predict the results (and improve your English at the same time).
When searching the internet, you can limit your search to a particular website or type of website. Put the word
site: (with the colon) in front of a domain name such as uea.ac.uk or ac.uk.
For example, you could use these search terms to find information on Chinese societies at different universities:
Limit search to these websites
chinese society site:uea.ac.uk
chinese society site:ed.ac.uk
any British university
chinese society site:ac.uk
any American university
chinese society site:edu
Some other examples of searches:
site: operator works on Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo.
For more information, see our