martes, 27 de enero de 2009

English in Chinatown

As you can see, English is the universal language of the world. The Chinese speak in English if they want to communicate with other people in the world. Have you ever thought about that?

Flags of the World

You should name the different flags that appear in the video.

lunes, 19 de enero de 2009

English as a Lingua Franca

English is the world's most important language for some reasons we are going to analyse:

On the one hand, English is the everyday language of most inhabitants in many countries which were former British colonies (The USA, India, Australia, Canada, Kenya...) or where British spread control at one time or another (Afghanistan, China, Egypt...). Together with this, most African states are English speaking, either to unify the country as a main means of communication between the tribes or for day-to-day business dealings.

Therefore, English is a lingua franca, that is to say, the language adopted for local communication over an area in which several languages are spoken. It is the second most spoken language of the world.