ENGLISH AS A WORLD LANGUAGE :recycle: (official language: (England, North…
ENGLISH AS A WORLD LANGUAGE :recycle:
The growth of English:
: European settlers spoke English and this secured the spread of English throughout the whole continent
: Europeans traded and later colonised many of the Caribbean Islands; Bahamas, Bermuda, Jamaica.
: Captain James Cook claimed Australia in 1770. British colonies were established because of the lack of space for prisoners.
became a british colony in 1841
: The brits came to India in early 1600s to trade tea, cotton, silk and spices. Gradually Britain took control over the country and became an official colony in 1858
slaves were the "commodity" that first attracted the british traders. 1900--britain controlled nearly 30% of Africas population
second official language:
The English language varies.
in addition to local and regional dialects.
spelling differences, pronounciation, vocubalry
more than 350 million people use English as their first language
English as communication:
official language in 52 countries
1/4 to 1/3 of the people in the world understand and speak english to some degree.
The "company" english
companies use English for written and spoken communication involving people of different origins.
the interenet was first created in the USA.
80% of the information stored in computers is in English
music, film , TV and enternainment.