Presentation on theme: "Three points to know before the class Just as English is different in different places, so it varies at different times. There are historical dialects."— Presentation transcript:
Three points to know before the class Just as English is different in different places, so it varies at different times. There are historical dialects as well as regional dialects. Language is shaped by the experiences of the people who use it and change it with their changing needs.
Unit 2 English in the past Targets: language in earlier times Language families Standard English & other varieties Changes and additions to English RP: received pronunciation
Activity one English in earlier times Regional varieties are explained by history First listen to the dialogue. The history of English--- from reading book 3 Studying different examples from different times try too understand them with the help of your guide back
Activity 2 Language families Brief introduction: from other sources and the guide In the example of the second para, you should be able to know sb. About a language and a dialect. Listen to the dialogue Teaching English with the help of this: the teaching of vocabulary, of grammar Listen to the dialogue and find out special difficulties in studying English: vocabulary—many words, pronouncing the word, plural form, tense, modal verbs Masculine and feminine personal pronouns How a Germanic language came to English? The England’s history of invasion by others