WHY IS ENGLISH SO POPULAR?
Gutnikova I.F.
• In Egypt people learned Greek 2,5 thousand
years ago.
• In the 16th century Europe began to study
German.
• In the 19th century French Language was the
most popular in the world.
• Nowadays English is the most wide spread in
the world.
COMPARISON ENGLISH WITH
RUSSIAN
• Plurals are easier.
Compare: Tables, books, trees.
• Genders are simpler.
In English:
In Russian:
Woman (she)
tree (it)
Father (he)
table (he)
Tree (it)
book (she)
Book (it)
room (she)
Room (it)
Continue the comparison
English words don’t change so much.
• I read this book.
читаю
• We read this book.
читаем
• You read this book.
читаешь
• They read this book.
читают
• He (she) reads this book.
читает
• You read this book.
читаете
WHICH LANGUAGES CONTRIBUTED TO ENGLISH?
A lot of English words are like German. The grammar is also similar.
Compare:
• Meine Freundin ist neun Jahre alt. (German) – My friend is nine
years old. (English)
• Wir gehen in die Schule. (German) – We go to school. (English)
• Sie ist interessant. (German) – She is interesting. (English)
French words in English:
Country, court, crime, prison, prince, princess, royal, female, special,
fruit…
Latin words in English:
Street, kitchen, cheese, angel, wall, paper…
Scandinavian words:
Cake, egg, skin, skirt, ugly, window, husband…
Russian words in English
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Matryoshka
Samovar
Sputnik
Subbotnik
Dacha
Perestroika
pelmeny
The USA
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1) 6 out of 10 richest people in the world are Americans
2) McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut
3) jeans Levis
4) Hollywood films
5) the dollar is the most currency in the world
6) the USA is the world leader in science and technology (
the Nobel Price was given to 304 Americans)
The British Empire
• 400-500 mln. people – 25% of all population
Nowadays
• 400 mln. People speak English as a
mother tongue.
• Native language of 12 nations.
• Official language of 33 nations.
• It’s 20 % of the world population.
Standard language of
• UNO
• Green Peace
• UNESCO
• International Olympic Commity
The language of Great literature
Conan Doyle
Shakespeare
Byron
The language of popular music
Paul McCartney
Britney Spears
Elton John
Madonna
80% of all information in the world‘s
computers is in English.
75% of the world‘s letters and faxes are in
English.
60% of all international telephone calls are
made in English.
More than 60% of all scientific journals are
written in English.
The most famous TV networks
American CNN and British BBC
broadcast news to more than 210
countries
•find a job abroad
•go on holiday abroad
•earn a lot of money
•travel everywhere in the world
•watch films in the original language
•go abroad on an exchange program
•get access to the Internet
•communicate with people from other countries
The ten languages that have the
most speakers.
Earth's population — 4 billion
1. Chinese (1,000 million)
2. English (350 million)
3. Spanish (250 million)
4. Hindi (200 million)
5. Arabic (150 million)
6. Bengali (150 million)
7. Russian (150 million)
8. Portuguese (135 million)
9. Japanese (120 million)
10. German (100 million)
million people
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10 rare languages in the world
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10 тайский
9 марати, орийа,телугу.тамильский ( Индия)
8 алфендио 633 человека
7 кандас 480 человек
6 лилау( сеймат) 450 человек
5оун 384 человека
4 эстонский
3ливонский 200 человек
2 сусуами 2 семьи
1 бикья ( Камерун-Нигерия) 1 женщина 87 лет
«Language is the dress of thought »
Johnson Samuel
« The more languages you speak , the more times
you are a human being»
English is the Latin of the 21st century.
Of course, you may learn German, Spanish,
French, Chinese, but you must know English!
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WHY IS ENGLISH SO POPULAR?