Period 2 Reading
Why do people all over the world want to learn English?
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From these we can see ….
It’s more and more important to have a good knowledge of English.
Br E & Am.E
When you hear two native speakers of English, they may still not speak the same kind of English.
unit seeks to give us a better understanding of how English developed and how it is spoken in the world.
The Road to Modern English
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Task 1: skimming
1. What’s the main idea of the passage ? history and ____________ development of The _______ English.
Task 2: scanning
Find out the key sentence of each paragraph
Main ideas of each paragraph :
The two big changes happened in English spelling. English is spoken as a foreign or second language in many countries.
Para 3 Para 4
Native English speakers can understand each other but not everything. More and more people speak English. English is changing over time.
1. English had the most speakers in the 17th century. T F 2. English developed when new settlers and rulers came to Britain. T F 3. Languages frequently change.
4. The language of the government is always the language of the country. T F 5. English is one of the official languages used in India. T F
6. This reading describes the development of the English language. T F
When did people from England make voyages to conquer other parts of the world?
Fill in the blanks.(Para3-4)
AD450--1150 AD800--1150 English was based on _______ German enriched the English language. Shakespeare made use of a wider vocabulary. Some British settlers moved to America.
By the 1600’s
___________ 1620 Later
English began to be spoken in
in the 18th century
The language was settled.
By the 19th century
How is English developed?
Spoken in countries such as China,______, ____________, and Malaysia India ________ Singapore __________ as a foreign or second South Africa language In a word, English is ________ and _________ over time and is changing developing spoken ___________ the world.
Answer following questions. (Para.5)
Why does English become a second language in India?
India was ruled by Britain from 1765 to 1947. And during that time English became the language for government and education.
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10现在 11.丰富英语语言 12.利用 13.许多 14.比如 15….的数量 16.发展自己特点 17.让时间来证明吧
1.Read the passage as fluently as you can. 2.Remenber the phrases and new words!
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