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THE FUTURE OF ENGLISH

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  1. An English restaurant
  2. As for my future children, I am going to have very high ambitions for them and to bring them up in a safe and secure environment.
  3. At our department we study different subjects, among them English, economics, marketing, management, accounting, computer technologies, psychology, etc.
  4. Britain: past, present and future
  5. BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH
  6. C) Give English equivalents of the following words and phrases.
  7. C) Give English equivalents of the following words and phrases.
  8. C) Give English equivalents of the following words and phrases.
  9. Check your auditory memory by giving the English equivalents for the following Russian sentences.
  10. Customs and traditions of an English-speaking country

 

 

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Business English Practices

 

 

Content

 

Lesson 1. Phonetic drill .................
  Text: The Future of English ..........
  Exercises .................................
  Essential Grammar. Revision ..........
  Speaking Practice. About Myself ........................
  Self-Study ..........
Lesson 2. Phonetic drill .........................
  Text: British and American English......................
  Exercises ...................................
  Speaking Practice. My Students Day ......................
  Essential Grammar. Revision Participles: Simple Forms and Functions ...................................
  Self-Study ..........................
  Read for Fun...................................................................................
Lesson 3. Phonetic drill ............
  Text: Modern Examinations .................................
  Exercises ..............
  Essential Grammar. Gerund: Simple Forms and Functions...........
  Continuous Tenses ...............
  Speaking Practice. My University .......................
  Self-Study ..
Lesson 4. Phonetic drill ....
  Text: A Few Components of Customer Value Today........................
  Exercises ...................
  Essential Grammar. Passive Voice ............................
  Speaking Practice. My Native Town (City) .............
  Self-Study ......
  Supplementary Task For Advanced Groups ..
Lesson 5. Text: A Few Words About Operating a Business ......................
  Exercises ......................................
  Essential Grammar. Perfect Tenses .......................
  Speaking Practice. My Country...........................................
  Self-Study ......................................
Lesson 6. Text: The Reasons for Developing a Business Plan.......................
  Exercises ..............................................................
  Essential Grammar. Modal Verbs and Their Equivalents..............
  Speaking Practice. Great Britain...............................
  Self-Study ..............................................................................
Lesson 7. Text: A Roadmap to Success ............................................
  Exercises ..................................................
  Essential Grammar. Subjunctive Mood ........................
  Speaking Practice. The USA ...........................
  Self-Study ..
  Time for Fun ..
Lesson 8. Text: The Main Factors to Securing Business Success .................
  Exercises ..................................
  Choose and Use ...........................
  Essential Grammar. Sequence of Tenses .........................
  Direct And Indirect Speech ..........................
  Self-Study ..............................................
  Business Crossword ......................................
  Supplementary Texts .........

 

________________________________________________________LESSON 1

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Phonetic drill.

1.1 Read the words paying attention to different pronunciation of letter

combination ea

i: e ei ıә ıeı
reason Zealand increase deal instead spread health ahead great break steak streak ideal realize reality weary create permeate delineate Oceanic

1.2. Mind the pronunciation of the following words with the italicized letters

[u:] should, would, could, group, route, soup / but house, mouse [au]

[u:] rule, blue, include, fluent, crude, ruble / but structure [´strÙktòә]

[i:] receive, seize, conceit, forfeit; believe, piece, relief, thief, siege /

but friend [frend]

2. Read the text

THE FUTURE OF ENGLISH

 

1. Have you ever wondered how many people there are who speak English? Its quite a number! Geographically, English is the most widespread language on earth. And it is the second only to Chinese in the number of people who speak it. It is spoken in the British Isles, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and much of Canada and South Africa. Thats about 400 million people.

2. English is also a second language of another 300 million people living in more than 60 countries. If you add to this the enormous number of people who learn to understand and speak English (like yourself), you will realize that English is indeed a world language.

3. In Shakespeares time only a few million people spoke English. All of them lived in what is now Great Britain. Through the centuries, as a result of various historical events, English spread throughout the world. Five hundred years ago they didnt speak English in North America: the American Indians had their own languages. So did the Eskimos in Canada, the aborigines in Australia, and the Maoris in New Zealand. The English arrived and set their own colonies

4. Nowadays, English is represented in every continent and in the three main oceans the Atlantic, the Indian and the Pacific. *English is mixing with and marrying other languages1 around the world. It is probably the most insatiable borrower. Words newly coined or in vogue in one language are very often added to English as well. There are words from 120 languages in its vocabulary, including Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

5. Other languages absorb English words too, often giving them new forms and new meanings. So, many Japanese, French and Germans mix English words with their mother tongues that the resulting hybrids are called Japlish, Franglais and Denglish. In Japanese, for example, there is a verb Makudonaru, which means to eat at McDonalds. One of the many Englishes spoken and written today is Euro-English. Euro-English has its origins in the political arena of the European community.

6. A century ago, some linguists predicted that one day England, America, Australia and Canada would be speaking different languages. However, *with the advent of2 records, cinema, radio, and television, the two brands of English have even began to draw back together again. Britons and Americans probably speak more alike today then they did 60 or 70 years ago. (In the 1930s and 1940s, for example, American films were dubbed in English. Its no longer the practice today).

7. People have long been interested in having one language that could be spoken throughout the world. Such a language would help to increase cultural and economic ties and simplify communication between people. Through the years, at least 600 universal languages have been proposed, including Esperanto. About 10 million people have learned Esperanto since its creation in 1887, but English, according to specialists, has better chances to become a global language.

So, why not to learn it?

(From Speak Out, abridged)

 

3. Few explanations to the text

1. English is mixing with and marrying other languages

2. with the advent of . .

4. Key vocabulary / words and expressions

aborigine [ֽæbə'riʤini] n ,

according to adv ,

enormous [i'no:məs] adj

increase [in'kri:z] v , .

insatiable [in'seiòəbəl] adj ,

predict [pri'dikt] v

propose [prə'pouz] v

realize [riə'laiz] v

simplify ['simplifai] v

widespread ['waidspred] adj

5. Test your own attention. Find English equivalents in the text

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6. General understanding. Answer the questions to the text

1. What language is the most widespread on earth?

2. In what countries is English spoken?

3. Why is English indeed a world language?

4. Do you know when Shakespeare lived?

5. When American films were dubbed in English?

6. How long have people been interested in having one language and for what purposes?


: 2015-09-10; : 10 |

BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH | CONTINUOUS TENSES IN ACTIVE VOICE | A FEW COMPONENTS OF CUSTOMER VALUE TODAY | A FEW WORDS ABOUT OPERATING A BUSINESS | Test your own attention. | PERFECT TENSES IN ACTIVE VOICE | THE REASONS FOR DEVELOPING A BUSINESS PLAN | A ROADMAP TO SUCCESS | SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD | THE MAIN FACTORS TO SECURing BUSINESS SUCCESS |


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