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English Conquers the World

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Posted in Elementary, History, Intermediate, Themes

A theme page about how the English language spread around the world for elementary and intermediate students (A1.2 – B1), year 5-9 in Sweden

Related topics: English Speaking Countries, LondonNew York City, Colonisation of North America, Colonisation of Australia

A list of English Speaking Countries: 87 countries where English is spoken as a first or an official second language.

Warm-up

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World Englishes: 30 countries with a million English speakers – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/OwQNFaID1IwA video and song about 30 countries with about a million (or more) speakers of English. In these countries. English also has some official status.

 

Chapter

 

Reading

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How did English become the world’s most spoken language? – ESL language studies abroadhttps://blog.esl-languages.com/blog/learn-languages/english-language-global-number-one/Why is English such a global language? We’ll tell you the story of how this little language became the most studied in the world – check it out!

 

 

Listening

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Jay Walker: The world’s English mania | TED Talk | TED.com (4:34) https://www.ted.com/talks/jay_walker_on_the_world_s_english_mania?language=enJay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English — “the world’s second language” — by the thousands.

 

Viewing

 

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What is a “Lingua Franca”? – YouTube (3:04)https://youtu.be/a9ZdC6wZnksWhat is a “lingua franca”? Here`s a video that explains and gives some examples.

 

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A fun, concise history of English with fast speech (choose 0.75) and subtitles

 

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David Crystal – World Englishes – YouTube (10:15) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_q9b9YqGRYFrom the interview with David Crystal in Belgrade on 9 November 2013 Interviewer: Tony O’Brien, British Council Director Western Balkans (year 8-9)

 

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Schools around the World – YouTube (ca 20 min) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42A-UOtZ7W8tB87jwEXMBuK6FgpqTJG6Schools around the World. A playlist with 3 videos of school classes and one of the school lunches around the world, not only English Speaking Countries.

 

 

Interactive

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English as an International Languagehttp://www.5minuteenglish.com/feb28.htmAbout one hundred years ago many educated people learned and spoke French when they met people from other countries. Today most people speak English when they meet foreigners.

 

Research Project

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English Speaking Countries and Territorieshttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/englishcountrylist-1.pdfA list of English Speaking Countries, the ones in bold have English as a native language. Find information about several of the countries here: English Speaking Countries

 

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Research Questionshttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/worldproject-1.pdfFive questions to answer while working on a country project (year 8-9)

 

 

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