Educational materials and articles

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Corruption Perceptions Index of European countries
A map shows the Corruption Perception Index of European countries published by Transparency International. (...)
January 27, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps
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Beer and wine drinking countries of Europe
Two maps show in detail how much beer and wine Europeans in different countries consume, per year per capita. (...)
January 24, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps, Uncategorized
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Are ‘lens’ and ‘lentil’ related?
Have you ever noticed that a lens looks like an oversized lentil? The fact that “lentil” and “lens” both begin with “len” is not a (...)
January 19, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Credit ratings by country in Europe
A map showing the credit ratings of European countries by Standard & Poor’s as of January 2016. (...)
January 17, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps
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‘Cemetery’ and ‘graveyard’ in European languages: The Map
A map shows etymological relations among the words “cemetery” and “graveyard” translated into French, Spanish, German, Italian and other languages. (...)
January 12, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Maps, Spanish
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Difference between ‘cemetery’ and ‘graveyard’ in English
Some people think graveyard and cemetery mean the same, but, if we want to be a little nitpicky, we should say that graveyard is a type of (...)
January 9, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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‘Christmas is’ vs. ‘Christmas are’ – singular or plural?
In some languages, “Christmas” is a plural noun, and since the English word for Christmas ends with an “s”, it sometimes makes English (...)
December 26, 2015 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Christmas gift-bringers of Europe
Find out who brings Christmas gifts in France, Germany, Spain, and many other countries by looking at my neatly coloured map. (...)
December 20, 2015 – Jakub MarianMaps
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How often do Europeans speak English?
A detailed map showing how often citizens of the member countries of the European Union use English. (...)
December 13, 2015 – Jakub MarianEnglish, Maps
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Origin of the words Christmas and Xmas
Read in detail about the origin (etymology) of the words ‘Christmas’ and ‘Xmas’. (...)
December 8, 2015 – Jakub MarianEnglish