George Mikes "How to be an Alien"

George Mikes "How to be an Alien"

George Mikes "How to be an Alien"

 

George Mikes

George Mikes wrote this book to tell the English what he thought about them. He is both funny and rude about the strange things English people do and say - the things that make them different from other Europeans. In this book you will learn many useful rules about being English. You will learn how to talk about the weather, and what to say when somebody brings you a cup of tea at 5 o’clock in the morning. You will discover what the English really think of clever people and doctors. This book will help you to be more like the English. As George Mikes says: ‘If you are like the English, they think you are funny. If you are not like them, they think you are even funnier.’

 

Text Analysis: Unique words: about 1,200 Total words: about 8,590
Hard words: accent, alien, bell, bend, cockney, compromise, hypocrite, lawyer, mad, manners, naturalized, pacific, park, porridge, pleasure, preface, refinery, queue, soul, sphinx, unforgivable, warning

 

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