Legacy of the UAE: English and Arabic Roots

Look at the English words below. Seven of them have roots in the Arabic language and three have roots in other languages. Your task is to:

  1. Find out which words have roots in Arabic using the links below.
  2. Decide which word with Arabic roots you think is most useful in English and explain why on your video.
  3. What’s your favourite word? Explain why on your SparkVideo.


Your 10 Words:

  • Algebra
  • Arsenal
  • Candy
  • Cotton
  • Jungle
  • Ketchup
  • Magazine
  • Mummy
  • Serendipity
  • Shampoo



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Words with Arabic Roots

Words with Indian Roots

Words with Chinese Roots

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