Which is the most widely used language countries are English-speaking countries? in the world?
Britain, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, India, M
alaysia, South Africa, Kenya, Jamaica…
Peter is from the UK and is traveling in the US. Now he is looking for a toilet in a mall. He asked a waitress, “Could you tell me where is the men’s room?” “It is at the first floor”, he was answered. He went upstairs and found its women’s room.
Do you want to come to my flat?
How far is your apartment? It is beautiful
Shall we go to the pub to celebrate your birthday?
Wow, bar is a nice place.
Wow, I want a tin of Coke, some biscuits and sweets. What about you, Bush? Well, I want a can of milktea, some cookies and some candy .
Great. I like football match very much. Hey, let’s go and see a soccer game. It is very exciting.
Time to go home. Let’s go to the elevator together.
Oh no, the lift must be full of people this time.
What is the passage mainly about?
A.Why English is more and more used today B.A brief history of the English language C.The difference between British English and American English’ D.The different kinds of English language in the world
Scan the text to find or make out a key sentence for each paragraph. Para.1 Today, more people speak… than ever before. Para.2 Native English speakers…
So why has English changed over Para.3 time?
Para.4 Finally by the 19th century…settled.
Para.5 English now is also spoken in…
Development of English
today the end of the 16th century the next century More people speak in more countries
Many other countries
Why does English change
All languages change and develop when cultures meet and communicate with each other.
How does English change over time?
What happened to English
450 and 1150
based on German
like Danish and French
Shakespeare made use of a wide vocabulary
800 and 1150
By 1600s 1620
brought to America brought to Australia settled
Who settled English spelling
in the 19th century?
Samuel Johnson& Noah Webster
The former settled British English spelling while the latter gave a separate identity to American English spelling.
Which countries in Asia and Africa also speak English? India, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, etc. Why is English spoken in India? Britain ruled India from 1795 to 1947.
Which country has the most English learners?
1. Why do you think people all over the world want to learn English? 2. Will Chinese replace English and become the most universal language in the world?
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