The future of English?

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The future of English.

Have you ever wondered how many people there are who speak English?

It's quite a number!

Geographically, English is the most widespread language on earth, and it is second only to Chinese in the number of people who speak it.

It is spoken in the British Isles, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and much of Canada and South Africa.

That"s about 400 million people.

English is also a second language of another 300 million people living in more than 60 countries.

If you add to this the enormous number of people who learn to understand and speak English (like yourself), you will realise that English is indeed a "world language".

In Shakespeare's time only a few million people spoke English.

All of them lived in what is now Great Britain.

Through the centuries, as a result of various historical events, English spread throughout the world.

Five hundred years ago they didn't speak English in North America : the American Indians had their own languages.

So did the Eskimos in Canada, the aborigines in Australia, and the Maoris in New Zealand.

The English arrived and set up their colonies .

Today, English is represented in every continent and in the three main oceans — the Atlantic, the Indian and the Pacific.

English is mixing with and marrying other languages around the world.

It is probably the most insatiable borrower.

Words newly coined or in vogue in one language are very often added to English as well.

There are words from 120 languages in its vocabulary, including Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

Other languages absorb English words too, often giving them new forms and new meanings.

So many Japanese, French and Germans mix English words with their mother tongues that the resulting hybrids are called Japlish, Franglais and Denglish.

In Japanese, for example, there is a verb Makudonaru, to eat at McDonald's.

One of the many "Englishes" spoken and written today is Euro - English.

Euro - English has its origins in the political arena of the European community.

A century ago, some linguists predicted that one day England, America, Australia and Canada would be speaking different languages.

However, with the advent of records, cinema, radio, and television, the two brands of English have even begun to draw back together again.

Britons and Americans probably speak more alike today than they did 50 or 60 years ago.

(In the 1930s and 1940s, for example, American films were dubbed in England.

It's no longer the practice today).

People have long been interested in having one language that could be spoken throughout the world.

Such a language would help to increase cultural and economic ties and simplify communication between people.

Through the years, at least 600 universal languages have been proposed, including Esperanto.

About 10 million people have learned Esperanto since its creation in 1887, but English, according to specialists, has better chances to become a global language.

So why not learn it?

Last Updated (Friday, 19 February 2010 16 : 39).

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Кузя33 27 янв. 2021 г., 08:28:44

Ответ : Вы когда - нибудь задумывались, сколько людей говорят по - английски?

Их довольно много!

Географически английский язык является самым распространенным языком на земле, и он уступает только Китайскому по количеству людей, которые говорят на нем.

На нем говорят на Британских островах, в США, Австралии, Новой Зеландии и большей части Канады и Южной Африки.

Это около 400 миллионов человек.

Английский является также вторым языком еще 300 миллионов человек, живущих в более чем 60 странах.

Если вы добавите к этому огромное количество людей, которые учатся понимать и говорить по - английски (как и вы), вы поймете, что английский действительно "мировой язык".

Во времена Шекспира только несколько миллионов человек говорили по - английски.

Все они жили на территории современной Великобритании.

На протяжении веков, в результате различных исторических событий, английский распространился по всему миру.

Пятьсот лет назад в Северной Америке не говорили по - английски : у американских индейцев были свои языки.

Так же эскимосы в Канаде, аборигены в Австралии и маори в Новой Зеландии.

Англичане прибыли и основали свои колонии .

Сегодня английский язык представлен на всех континентах и в трех основных океанах - Атлантическом, Индийском и Тихом.

Английский язык является результатом смешивания с другими языками по всему миру.

Он, наверное, самый ненасытный заемщик слов.

Слова недавно придуманные или модные в одном языке очень часто добавляются также и в английский.

В его словаре существуют слова из 120 языков, включая арабский, французский, немецкий, греческий, итальянский, русский и испанский.

Другие языки ассимилируя английские слова, слишком часто дают им новые формы и новый смысл.

Так много японцев, французов и немцев употребляют смесь английских слов и своих родных языках, что в результате получаются языки - гибриды, которые называют Japlish, Franglais и Denglish.

В японском языке, например, есть глагол Makudonaru, что означает "поесть в Mcdonald's.

" Одним из многих языков - "англичан", на которых говорят и пишут сегодня, является Евро - английский.

Евро - английский имеет свои истоки на политической арене Европейского сообщества.

Столетие назад некоторые лингвисты предсказывали, что однажды Англия, Америка, Австралия и Канада будут говорить на разных языках.

Однако с появлением записей, кино, радио и телевидения, два направления английского языка даже начали сближаться снова.

Британцы и американцы, вероятно, сегодня говорят более похоже, чем 50 или 60 лет назад.

(В 1930 - х и 1940 - х годах, например, американские фильмы дублировались в Англии.

Это больше не делается сегодня).

Люди давно заинтересованы иметь один язык, на котором могли бы говорить во всем мире.

Такой язык способствовал бы расширению культурных и экономических связей и упростил бы общение между людьми.

На протяжении многих лет было предложено не менее 600 универсальных языков, включая эсперанто.

Около 10 млн.

Человек учили эсперанто с момента ее создания в 1887 году, но английский, по мнению специалистов, имеет больше шансов стать глобальным языком.

Так почему бы не учить его?

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Составить 7 вопросов к тексту London :LondonLondon is the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

Составить 7 вопросов к тексту London :

London

London is the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

It is situated on the Thames.

It is a large industrial and cultural center.

It is one of the largest cities in the world.

It's population is more than 8 million people.

The Thames divides London into parts : the West End and the East End.

The West End is the distract of the rich.

In the West End there are many Famous museums and theatres, palaces and parks.

The City is the commercial center of the country.

Whitehall is the political center.

The East End is the district of factories and of the poor.

There are very many places of interest : the Houses of Parliament , the Tower, St.

Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the British Museum .

The Houses of Parliament is the place where the English Government and Parliament sit.

The Tower of London was a fortress, a palace and a prison many years ago.

Now it’s a museum.

Trafalgar Square is named is memory of Nelson’s great victory.

In the middle of the square stands the famous Nelson Column with a statue of Nelson on the top of it.

Piccadilly Circus with its famous central fountain on the top of which stands a statue of Eros, the Greek god of love, is the heart of the West End.

The British Museum is really a history museum.

It is one of the most famous museum of the world.

In Westminster Abbey English kings and queens are crowned and many famous men are buried there : Charles Dickens, Kipling, Shakespeare, Burns, Byron, Scott and other.

Buckingham Palace is know all over the world to be the home of Britain’s Kings and queens.

The House was bought by George III in 1762 from the Duke of Buckingham, from whom it takes its name.

Queen Victoria was the first to make the Palace her official residence.

St. Paul’s Cathedral is the masterpiece of the well – known English architect Christopher Wren.

Aruka0398 10 янв. 2021 г., 00:02:47 | 1 - 4 классы

[о] box, what, watch, from, sorry, forest, a forest — forest in the forest?

[о] box, what, watch, from, sorry, forest, a forest — forest in the forest.

The forests are green in summer.

It's nice to wa in the forest!

I tjji.

K that forests look beautiful in all the season [i : ] eat, see, tree, field, a field — fields, in the field.

Grasshoppe live in the fields.

Look!

How beautiful the field is!

[o : ] bought, brought, autumn, August, in August.

There are 31 days in August.

May, June, July and August are summer months in Great Britain.

Which is your favourite summer month?

August is.

R [e] seven, clever, eleven, September, in September.

September is the first autumn month.

There are 30 days in September.

Does school start in September?

Yes, it does, [ou] so, know, grow, those, October, in October.

October comes after September.

Is it colder in October than in September?

It certainly is.

In Great Britain there are two autumn months — September and October.

ТHE ENGLISH YEAR May, June, July, August.

In Great Britain summer begins in May.

So there are four summer months.

They are May, June, July and August.

The weather is usually warm but not always.

It is often changeable.

The days are long and the nights are short.

When the sun is high in the sky1 it is hot.

People wear light qlothes — cotton shirts, jeans, skirts.

T - shirts and light shoes.

In May on the first Monday4 English people celebrate the May Day holiday.

Big shops are open and some people go shopping.

In June the English people celebrate Father's Day.

On thai day children send cards and give presents to their fathers.

Most people stay in Britain in the summer.

In July and August ; there are lots of things to do : you can go to the parks, to the swimming pools, to the stadiums.

If the weather is fine, there are a lot of people on the beaches.

In July and August you can have a very good time.

September, October.

Autumn comes in September.

Autumn s usually a nice season in England.

It is warm and dry.

But' t can rain a lot too.

The summer holidays are over in September.

The parks, beaches and streets of Britain are very quiet.

, It is time to go back to school.

In Great Britain school begins in the second week of September.

On the 31st of October in Great Britain there is a nice holiday for children — Hallowe'en.

People put pumpkins on the window - sills.

They draw eyes, noses and mouths on the pumpkins and' put candles into them.

So the pumpkin looks like a face.

Children dress up in funny clothes.

They go from house to house and say "Trick or treat".

5 People give them sweets, fruit, cakes, cookies or money.

This is nice, funny and "tasty" holiday, isn't it?

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Как читается London, the capital of Great Britain, is a very old town.

It is two thousand years old.

Many years ago London was a small town on the Thames.

There were a lot of villages round it and after many years London and three hundred villages grew into a very large city.

Some of the names of those villages you can find in the names of the streets in modern London — Kensington, Westminster and others.

There were many wars in those days and people from other countries came to Great Britain and destroyed London, but new houses of stone grew up.

London stands not far from the sea.

Many ships from other countries came to the port of London and brought cotton, food and other things.

Factories grew in London and other cities.

Many shops were opened in the centre of London.

In 1863 the first underground railway began to work.

It was very short in those days.

Now London is a beautiful city with large squares and parks.

London is one of the biggest cities in the world.

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There are many different nations around the world?

There are many different nations around the world.

Each nation has its own language, culture and traditions.

In the past many people lived all their lives in one place and never met a foreigner.

Nowadays, many people travel to foreign countries.

TV and Internet bring foreign countries to our homes.

It is easy for people from different countries to contact each other and learn about each other.

This section will tell you more about different cultures.

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Read the text and say whether the sentences below are true or false?

Read the text and say whether the sentences below are true or false.

Nearly 265 million people live in the USA and speak English.

Although approximately one out of eight people in the US speaks a language other than English at home, there are more native speakers of English there than in any other country.

American English is very flexible and has absorbed many words from the languages of immigrants.

Words like liaison and rendezvous (from French), and rodeo and tornado (from Spanish) came into the language because France and Spain once controlled parts of North America.

Dutch and German settlers gave words such as waffle and cookies, and hamburger and noodles to American English.

The first English speakers to arrive met Native Americans who spoke many different languages.

To trade with them, the Europeans learned words from the local languages, and some of these words became part of American English.

The Europeans also learned the Native American names for the places they were passing through.

Over half the states now have Native American names.

1. English is the native language for all Americans.

2. Tornado is a French word.

3. The word hamburger came from German.

4. Europeans learned local words to trade with Native Americans.

5. You can’t see many Indian names of the places on the modern map of the USA.

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William shakespeare is the most famous of all english writers?

William shakespeare is the most famous of all english writers.

People say that there are two books you will always find in an English home.

The Bible and the Works of william shakespeare.

Shakespeare was born in stratford - on - avon in 1564 and deid there in 1616.

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Помогите!

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What is it?

A rather small gregarious toothed mammal that typically has a beaklike snout and a curved fin on the back.

They have become well known for their sociable nature and high intelligence.

They live in oceans, swim well, and can jump out of the water.

(Write down your answer as a singular noun in English.

Use the letters of the English alphabet only).

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2) I … repeat the grammar rules and words.

3) All of us … be in time for classes.

4) …you speak English well?

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1. The English spoken in the USA and Australia doesn't differ from the English spoken in Great Britain ?

1. The English spoken in the USA and Australia doesn't differ from the English spoken in Great Britain .

2. There are many borrowed words in English .

3. People cut down long words to get new ones.

4. There are three English - speaking countries in the world .

5. Some worlds came to English from Russian .

6. There are 450 worlds in Websters Third New International Dictionary .

7. All dictionaries are always made in two languages .

8. You can learn English only if you live in an English - speaking country.

9. English is the most popular foreign language in Russia .

10. There are thirty - two letters in the English alphabet .

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1. Choose the correct form, with or without the 1) The people who live in (the / - ) Holland speak (the / - ) Dutch?

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2) (The / - ) Europe and (the / - ) America are separated by (the / - ) Atlantic Ocean.

3) (The / - ) Morocco is in (the / - ) North Africa.

4) They reached (the / - ) Pacific Ocean by means of (the / - ) Panama Canal.

5) (The / - ) West Indies are in (the / - ) Atlantic between (the / - ) North America and (the / - ) South America.

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