English_The_Global_Language

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LearnEnglish Professionals ENGLISH: THE GLOBAL LANGUAGE AUDIOSCRIPT www.britishcouncil.org/professionals.htm © The British Council, 2006 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to the controversial Linguistics expert Professor McKenzie giving a lecture on the future of the English language. Comprehension activity Decide whether these statements are true or false according to Professor McKenzie. The answers are below the audio script. Statement True or False? 1. If you do not know English you can be at a disadvantage. 2. English will soon be spoken by everybody in the world. 3. By 2010 half the population of the world will speak English. 4. Competitors of the Eurovision Song Contest will never be unanimous in choosing to sing in English. 5. Native English and Majority English will become the two predominant types of English. Professor McKenzie: For many years now we have been referring to English as a global language . ... as the language of communication and technology. Everybody seems to be learning English and it isn’t uncommon to see English being used as a means of communication between . ... let’s see .
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course FSD 201 taught by Professor Huong during the Spring '10 term at Beacon FL.

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