Could the English language be the global language of the planet? There is nothing in our lives that is not touched by language. We live in and by language.
Aim: to prove that English has become a global language. Objectives: 1) investigate the problem of world languages 1) investigate the problem of world languages in order to figure out the role of English; in order to figure out the role of English; 2) to explain the necessity of learning and using English; using English;
Questions to investigate: 1.Two variants of English. 2. What is the best variety of English? 3. Borrowing words. 4. Where is English used as a world language? 5. How many people speak English? 6. Statistics. 7. English is the international language. 8. Conclusion.
There are two variants of English. They are American English and British English. Each country wants to promote its own variant of English throughout the world.
Keep it English! British English is the only correct version of English; Some people think that British English play the most important role in the life. Their reasons are: British English has a longer history than American English; British English or the Queens English is the purest form of English; What is the best variety of English?
American English developed from British English and has only a short 200-year history; American English is full of abbreviations, slangs and twangs; American English is more lively and flexible language, open to change; American English has to do with travel; American English is much less rigid than British English ; Lets learn American At the same time others think that American English is winning. There are some strong reasons: What is the best variety of English?
ENGLISH IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONSTANTLY CHANGING. SOME WORDS DIE, SOME CHANGE THEIR MEANINGS AND ALL THE TIME NEW WORDS APPEAR IN ENGLISH. BORROWING WORDS IS ONE OF THE WAYS TO ADD NEW WORDS TO THE LANGUAGE. FOR EXAMPLE: J JJ Jeans: This world was first used in the 16th century to describe a kind of cotton cloth. Its name goes back to the Italian city of Genoa, where it was made. Trousers were made from the cloth and these were called jeans. Cotton: This world arrived in English sometime in the 14th century from France (coton), but the French themselves got it from the Arabs who had a material called koton. Potato, tomato, tobacco: When Columbus came back from South America he brought home to Spain new plants. With the plants he brought their names. This is how these words appeared in Spanish and later borrowed from it by the English language. Opera, operetta, piano: These Italian words that are now part of English have to do with music. Denim: Denim dates from the 17th century when a heavy cloth from the French town of Nimes was called Serge de Nimes. De Nimes soon became denim.
750 million people all over the world use English; 3 50 million people speak English as a mother tongue; E nglish is the native language of 12 nations; E nglish is the official or semiofficial language of 33nations; o ne in every seven people in the world speaks English; How many people speak English?
75 % of the world mail is in English; 60% of the worlds telephone calls are made in English; 60% of the worlds radio stations broadcast in English; more than half of the worlds periodicals are printed in English; 80% of the information in the worlds computers are in English; At present no other language on earth is better suited to play the role of a world language.
Businesspeople Pilots and air traffic controllers Diplomats and politicians Scientists and doctors Students Sportspeople At present no other language on earth is better suited to play the role of a world language.
AS YOU SEE ENGLISH IS MORE WIDELY SPOKEN AND WRITTEN THAN ANY OTHER LANGUAGES HAS EVER BEEN. IT HAS BECOME THE LANGUAGE OF THE PLANET, THE FIRST TRULY GLOBAL LANGUAGE. THATS WHY LEARNING ENGLISH IS VERY USEFUL BECAUSE: 1. it helps to do business; 2. it helps to communicate with people of the world; 3. it helps to get the better job; 4. it is useful when you travel; 5. it gives a chance to meet new people; 6. it helps to speak and to understand native speakers; 7. it helps to listen to the BBC World Service on the radio; 8. it helps to work on the computer;