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Unit Two (Period One)
You and me You and me From one world We are family Travel dream A thousand miles Meeting in Beijing Come together Put your hand in mine You and me From one world We are family Sarah Brightman
is the theme song of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It was sung by Liuhuan and Sarah Brightman. Liuhuan sang it in _______ and Sarah sang it in ____. Chinese English You and me was sung for the first time on the opening ceremony of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Question:Why do you think this is sung in both Chinese and English? The Olympic Games was held in China and Chinese is very wonderful. In order to make Chinese more popular and spread the Chinese culture. English is not only an international language but also an official language in many countries, so it is easy for many people to understand the song.
Questions 1. Which language do you think is the most widely used language in the world? 2. How many languages are used as the working language of the UN? 3. Do you know the meaning of “Englishes”?
Question:Do all the people in these English - speaking countries speak the same kind of English? No.They speak quite different Englishes. In some ways Englishes are different from one another.
Can they understand each other?
British English American English & Do you know the differences between American English and British English?
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown American president Obama American English British English
Shall we go to the pub to celebrate our agreement? Wow, bar is a nice place.
Wow, I want a tin of Coke, some biscuits and sweets. What about you, Obama? Well, I want a can of milk tea, some cookies and some candy.
Great. I like football match very much. After that, let’s go and see a soccer game. It is very exciting.
Time to go. Let’s go to the elevator together. Oh no, the lift must be full of people this time.
ChineseBrEAmE 酒吧 一听饮料 饼干 糖果 足球 比赛 电梯 ___________ difference pub bar tin can biscuits sweets cookies candy soccer game lift football match elevator Vocabulary
ChineseBrE AmE 秋天 公寓 汽油 地铁 假期 Fill in the table below. apartment petrol underground vacation autumn flat fall gas, gasoline subway holiday
Am E favorite tire color theater cheque program traveler Br E favourite tyre colour theatre check programme traveller __________ difference spelling
Questions about English: What countries speak English as their official language besides the United Kingdom and the USA?
Can you call the names of the English – speaking countries or regions on the map? the USA Canada New Zealand Australia South Africa the United Kingdom Ireland India Caribbean Islands
S1: I live in _____ Asia. My country is _________ of years old and now has more than a billion people. Unlike many other countries, our people speak a lot of _________. So we use English, which we got from British ______ hundreds of years ago. Of course, we have our own way of ______ English. Listen again and fill in the blanks. South thousands languages rulers using India
S2: Well, I live on a huge green ______ in western Europe. Hundreds of years ____ my people spoke a very_______ language from English. Then the British rulers came. Now the old language is spoken in only a few _______ in the western part of my country. island ago villages Ireland different
S3: My country is very _____. In fact, it’s really a______. It is in southeast Asia and is very ____. People come from all over Asia to do ________ here. Today you can hear our kind of English spoken ___________ in the city and on many _____ that come here. small rich business ships everywhere Singapore city
Why should you learn English? I learn English in order to/so as to…
English Around the World
Why should I learn English? to do business with foreigners to communicate with foreigners to have a good job in the future to read English books to know more about English- speaking countries. to enjoy some English music and movies I learn English in order to pass the exam.
As we all know, English is widely used in many fields,While Chinese is spoken by the largest speakers. Do you think Chinese will become an international language all over the world in the near future? Discussion:
Homewrok 1. Preview the words and expressions in the text 2.Preview the text and read the text by heart
Br E & Am.E When you hear two native speakers of English, they may still not speak the same kind of English.
the prime minister of the UK. the president of the USA.