Period 1 Reading
Can you name some countries in which English is a native language?
English Around the World
the United Kingdom Ireland
Canada the USA
Australia New Zealand
Do you think that there is more than one kind of english? Do you know the meaning of “Englishes”?
Br E & Am.E When you hear two native speakers of English, they may still not speak the same kind of English.
The differences between British English and American English.
BrE autumn typhoon I think colour centre traveller AmE fall tornado I guess color center traveler
pronunciation dance [da:ns] dance[d?ns] not [not] not [na:t]
AmE lift elevator 电梯 petrol gas, gasoline 汽油 flat apartment 公寓 autumn fall 秋天 underground subway 地铁 大学 university college 垃圾 rubbish garbage 垃圾箱 dustbin trash can 假期 holiday vacation 两周 fortnight two weeks
Am E neighborhood labor color honorable humor favorite theater kilometer
Br E neighbourhood labour colour honourable humour favourite theatre kilometre
Match the words that have the same meaning. petrol eraser gas flat apartment color elevator lift honour rubber colour honor movies pictures subway underground
Why do people all over the world want to learn English?
Trade Internet website
Learn in western university
From these we can see ….
It’s more and more important to have a good knowledge of English.
The Road to
Task 1: prediction
1. What’s the main idea of the passage ? The history and development(发展) of English.
Task 2: skimming
Find out the key sentence of each paragraph
Main ideas of each paragraph :
More and more people speak English.
Native English speakers can understand each other but not everything. English is changing over time. The two big changes happened in English spelling. English is spoken as a foreign or second language in many countries.
Para 3 Para 4
1. English had the most speakers in the 17th century. T F 2. English developed when new settlers and rulers came to Britain. T F 3. Languages frequently change.
4. The language of the government is always the language of the country. T F 5. English is one of the official languages used in India. T F
6. This reading describes the development of the English language. T F
Fill in the blanks.(Para3-4)
German English was based on _______
enriched the English language. Shakespeare made use of a wider vocabulary. Some British settlers moved to America. English began to be spoken in
Danish and French settlers
By the 1600’s
___________ Later in the 18th century By the 19th century
The language was settled.
Answer following questions. (Para.5)
Why does English become a second language in India?
India was ruled by Britain from 1765 to 1947. And during that time English became the language for government and education.
Retell the text. England spoke At first, only people in ________ English. Later, people from England ______ to other parts, so English began to moved be spoken in many _____ _____ other _________. countries
more people speak English as Today, _____ first second or foreign language. their _____, Native English speakers ____ can _______ understand each other but ___ not everything _________. cultures All languages change when ________ communicate with one another. So there are British English, American English, Australian English and so on.
identity English They all have their own _______. is also spoken as a foreign or second many other language in _____ _____ countries _________. Maybe one day Chinese English will become one of the world English.