It’s an English World!

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Lesson docs & notes to print HERE Could English ‘Kill’ Other Languages_!

Lesson docs & notes to print HERE Global English bac method & vocab !


HW – Watch chapters 1 to 5 again.

  • What question does the man ask?
  • What should he ask not to be offensive?
  • Why does the woman react like this?
  • How do you react when people ask you this question? How do you feel? Why?
  • What stereotypes can you identify?
  • What does this video reveal about the English language? ABout the ENglish-speaking world?
  • People who influences the evolution of English?
  • Kind of words each people brought?
  • key dates and events in British history?

HW – Watch chapters 1 to 5 again.

  • What makes Latin different from Anglo-Saxon?
  • What were the days of the week named after?
  • What words were inherited from the Christian missionaries? From the Vikings?
  • What’s the important date of the Norman Conquest? What happened?
  • Which French words were added to the English vocabulary?
  • Why are there different words for animals when we speak about food?
  • What was the result of the 100 ( or 116) years war?
  • What was the influence of Shakespeare on the English language?
  • Why was King James Bible translated?
  • What was the problem of scientists working for the Royal Society of Science?

Complete your English Speaking Countries map with elements from the video!

What is strange about English learners and English natives?

  • How can ENglish change your life?
  • What do they think about the importance of English?
  • Do you agree? Why? Why not?


2 thoughts on “It’s an English World!

  1. English is not killing other languages but we have to enhance it as a second language given the fact that it is a lingua franca.
    English is quite efficient to communicate beyond borders as / because / since / given (the fact that) it owns a large variety of words which Anglos can be proud of // moreover / above all it OFFERS more fluency when WE ARE travelling worldwide AS it provides more confidenCE and WE DON’T struggle with words anymore / to be understood anymore.
    AS a means of communication for countries to share ideas and trade products, ENGLISH HAS PROVEN TO BE convenient and indispensable that’s why today it is an international essential and useful language.
    Given the fact that English has spread worldwide to the point where it is now indispensable. TO communicate across the word indeed this language is universal in other countries TO BE ABLE TO understand a foreigner. ALSO, when we are travelling, we prefer TO speak English and forget OUR own language NOT TO waste OUR time and NOT TO STRUGGLE.
    In so far as English is an international widespread language and as such the ultimate means of communication, I think this language DOESN’T kill other languages BUT ACTUALLY REVEALS / HIGHLIGHTS CULTURAL IDENTITIES WHICH WOULD REMAIN SILENT IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE USE OF ENGLISH.
    On one hand it’s indispensable to learn how to speak English because IT is widespread and it helps COMMUNICATION ACROSS / BEYOND BORDERS but on the other hand some countries MAY prefer TO SPEAK ENGLISH RATHER than their OWN language because AS we all speak English and TO BE PART OF A FREE MARKET ECONOMY.

    So TO CONCLUDE, WE ARE IN TWO MINDS BECAUSE it’s essential to speak another language and to understand everybody else. Indeed to BE bilingual is essential because it’s the passport TO travel and TO work ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCALE.
    But AT the same time we forget that it’s a realLY important to keep our MOTHER language. Our native language is indispensable for our identity, for our roots, so even if the English language allows to climb up the social ladder it shouldn’t take the upper hand over native languages.
    On the other hand we can THINK that English INCLUDES many FOREIGN languages spread by the Germans and Vikings in the past SO we can see it as a multicultural legacy instead of a killer language.


  2. What question does the man ask?
    Where do you come from?
    > He should have said: ‘What are your family / foreign orgins’ not to sound offensive.
    His is from San Fransisco but he is not a ‘Native American’ > aborigene
    She is from San Diego but she has Korean origins.
    She acts like she does to reverse the situation / she wants to prove him wrong / to show she is offended.
    She wants to put him in her shoes.
    Some of us are not offended because they are used to it / they are French but others react differently depending on who is asking. If you’re Algerian and a French person asks you this question, it might make you feel uncomfortable. This is the result of either fear of differences or curiosity.
    * preconceived ideas / prejudices / stereotypes
    To be prejudiced against so: avoir des préjugés contre qq”un
    a foreigner (l’étranger) # a stranger (l’inconnu)
    it’s strange: bizarre / ‘weird’
    resident / local / inhabitant / citizen: habitant / résident / citoyen
    >> CCL funny but embarassing video!
    The English language is spoken worldwide but with different accents / pronunciation and idioms / phrases / vocabulary. –


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