America Ireland China Canada The U.k. The U.k. Pakistan Philippines South Africa New Zealand Nigeria
Native language: It is the language that one or both your parents speak. You learn it as your first language /your native language/mother tongue.
English as a second language: It is the language used by government,schools, newspapers and TV, but people speak the language of their own country at home.
English as a foreign language English as a foreign language It is the language learnt as a school subject.
Pre- Reading What languages do people often use in the world? What languages do people often use in the world? How many languages do you speak? Which is your native language? If you speak more than one language, in what situations do you use the languages?(I speak/ read/listen to/write English when I …….) If you speak more than one language, in what situations do you use the languages?(I speak/ read/listen to/write English when I …….)
People often use English, French, Spanish,Russian, Arabic, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.
I speak English when I meet people who can not speak Chinese. I read English when I visit web sites, read English newspaper……. (Such situations might include :listening to pop songs, playing computer games, watching foreign films,VCD/DVDs,accessing software,chat room etc.)
number of speakers example countries working situation the native language the foreign language the second language more than 375 million UK,USA, Canada, Australia English is their native language more than 750 million China (HK),Japa- nese Learn English at school More than 375 million India,Pakis- tan,Nigeria … English is used by government,schools and media.
With so many people communicating in English every day, it will be become more and more important to have a good knowledge of English. Living in the country, we had few amusements. As it is Sunday, you need not go to school. It being Sunday, you need not go to school. ( -ing with
Post-reading Why is it become more and more important to have a good knowledge of English?
With more and more people using English around the world in trade, travel or international organisations, we need to be able to communicate using the English language.
In which countries do we find most native speakers of English ? Give the names of three examples.
Most native speakers of English are found in countries such as the United of America, the United Kingdom and Australia(Canada, south Africa,Ireland or New Zealand).
Predict the development of e.g. English,Chinese, Spanish,French and Japanese over the next fifty years, which language will become more important and why?