english as a world language (why english; (historical, international…
english as a world language
details about the growth of english;
first European settlements
Captain James Cook
New Zealand - british colony in 1841
The British East India Company
long tradition for incorpporating elements of other languages
contains words from a grat variety of languages
the grammar is not to complex
the language has remained almlst unchanged for hundreds of years, unlike for example Norway
grammatical differences (spoken language)
regional and dialects within each spoken english (from countries)
a varies of different spoken english
More than one language;
English as a means of communication
The "company" language
Film, TV and entertainment
the more recent position of the USA as a wolrd power
trading, etablishment, administration (the first reason goes back several centuries)
At least four fifths of the information stored in the wolrd's computers is in English.
English is the first language in more than 60 countries.
75% of the wolrd's scientific findings are published in English.
60% of the wolrd's mail is in English.
More than 350,000,000 people use English as their first language
English is an official second language in 90 countries
(a) singlish: is a english dialect that are used in Singapore at home or with their friends
(c) first language: 350 million people, official second language: 60 countries
(d) Indian english is an important part of Indian life, and English is crucial in the growing computer and call centre industries of India.
If you think our waiters are rude, you should see the manager
If you are unpleased with our waites, don't be afraid to contact the manager
A sports jacket may be worn to dinner, but no trousers.
we allow sports jacket, but we do not allowsweat pants og like outfits
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
we have staff on the tip of their toes at all times
Women are requested not to have children in the bar
We would prefer if mothers keep their children away from the bar
Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time!
come wash your clothes and enjoy a good time whilst waiting
(f) almost every day
(g) i prefer artist to sing in English, but i listen to artist which sing in Norwegian too
(e) none norwegian
(h) we would loose our nationality, and cultures
(d) every single one is in english
(c) yeah probably
(b) it is often as a shortening or expression
(a) often, almost everytime