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					WHY IS ENGLISH
 SO POPULAR?
‘The more languages you speak, the
more times you are a human being.’
 HOW MUCH ENGLISH DO YOU
         KNOW?
1.Переведите на русский язык:
n a) Alice in Wonderland
n b) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
n c) Gulliver’s Travels.


2.Скажите английские названия:
n a) трех напитков
n б) трех популярных исполнителей или групп
n в) трех компьютерных слов.


3. Переведите на английский язык:
n а) гостиница
n б) наемный убийца
n в) деловой человек
n г) начальник
n д) красивый, модный.
       COMPARISON ENGLISH
          WITH RUSSIAN
n   Plurals are easier.
    Compare: Tables, books, trees.
n   Genders are simpler.
    In English:               In Russian:
    Woman (she)               tree (it)
    Father (he)              table (he)
    Tree (it)                 book (she)
    Book (it)                 room (she)
    Room (it)
      Continue the comparison
English words don’t change so much.
n I read this book.

n We read this book.

n You read this book.

n They read this book.

n He (she) reads this book.

n You read this book.
       WHICH LANGUAGES CONTRIBUTED TO
                                ENGLISH?
A lot of English words are like German. The grammar is also similar.
                                      Compare:
n Meine Freundin ist Jahre alt. (German) – My friend is nine years old. (English)
n Wir gehen in die Schule. (German) – We go to school. (English)
n Sie ist interessant. (German) – She is interesting. (English)
French words in English:
   Country, court, crime, prison, prince, princess, royal, female, special, fruit…
Latin words in English:
   Street, kitchen, cheese, angel, wall, paper…
Scandinavian words:
   Cake, egg, skin, skirt, ugly, window, husband…
Russian words:
   Sputnik, robot, samovar, perestroika, tsar, matryoshka…
Ø80% of all information in the world‘s computers
is in English.
Ø75% of the world‘s letters and faxes are in
English.
Ø60% of all international telephone calls are
made in English.
ØMore than 60% of all scientific journals are
written in English.
•find a job abroad
•go on holiday abroad
•earn a lot of money
•travel everywhere in the world
•watch films in the original language
•go abroad on an exchange program
•get access to the Internet
•communicate with people from other countries
  It may ruin your life.
• I hate the Internet and computers.
• I am not ambitious about my future
job and I do not want to earn much
money.
• I am not interested in traveling and
communicating with other people.
• I think all books and films in other
languages are boring.
   English is difficult !
Spelling:
enough
thought
delicious


Regular – Irregular Verbs:
go – went – gone
do – did – done
see – saw – seen

Articles:
a boy           an angel
the boy        the angels
100%              Diagram 1.
90%

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60%

50%

40%

30%

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10%                                                          8,5%

0%
     1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
 Diagram 2. The ten languages
  that have the most speakers.
 Earth's population — 4 billion
 1. Chinese (1,000 million)
 2. English (350 million)
 3. Spanish (250 million)
 4. Hindi (200 million)
 5. Arabic (150 million)
 6. Bengali (150 million)
 7. Russian (150 million)
 8. Portuguese (135 million)
 9. Japanese (120 million)
10. German (100 million)
million people         100   200   300   400   500   600   700   800   900   1000
1) Is English the most
   beautiful and the easiest
   language in the world?
2) There are many other great
   countries excepting English
   speaking countries, aren’t
   there?
3) Are all people who use
   computer know English?
4) Is Chinese language more
   important than English?
I think English is not
the most beautiful
language in the world.
There are languages
much more beautiful
than English. For
example, French,
Russian, Spanish and
others. Of course
English is not very
difficult language but
many languages are
easy too. They are
French, Spanish,
German, Italian and so
on.
They say that
people learn English
because the
Americans speak it
and America is one
of the greatest
counties in the
world. But I don’t
agree with it cause
there are many
other cultures,
science, education
and world trade,
such as Japan,
China, Switzerland,
Germany, Italy and
so on.
There is an international language-Esperanto.
It is not necessary
to know English
perfectly to use a
computer enough to
know some
commands.
China has the biggest
population in the world
now. And it will certainly
grow up. That’s why
Chinese language will be
very important in the
future.
    HOW TO LEARN ENGLISH
n   if your motivation is good, you’ll soon make progress
n   you should buy a good dictionary
n   you should read adapted versions of English books
n   you should start a vocabulary notebook and write
    down all the new words with the translations
n   you should watch films in English
n   listen to different accents
n   you should learn texts and songs by heart
 The end

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