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Unit Two English around the world
(Period Two)
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Homework checkup
1.Do you know the American way of saying the
following words
rubbish
rubber
eraser
trash
gas
petrol
holiday
vacation
autumn
fall
underground
subway
film
movie
lorry
truck
football
soccer
sweet
candy
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Pre-reading
1.Read the title and guess what the passage
talks about? 2.Why do so many people speak
English? 3.Why are there so many kinds of English?
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New words
culture ?? ???
actually
???,??? present ??????? rule
?? vocabulary ??????
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usage ?????
identity ??
government ?? rapidly ???
Singapore ??? Malaysia
????
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Skimming
1.English has/had the most speakers___. A.
now B. when the British ruled many
parts of the world C. in the time of
Shakespeare D. in the 12th century
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2.Which of the following statement is true? A.
Languages always stay the same B. Languages
change only after wars C. Languages no longer
change D. Languages change when cultures change
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3. From AD 450 to 1150, English sounded more
like_____? A. French B.
Chinese C. German D. Russian
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4. Shakespeares English was spoken around
______? A. 1400s B. 1150s C.
450s D. 1600s
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5. Which country has the fastest growing number
of English speakers in the world? A.
Australia B. China C. India D. Britain
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Discussion
Some people say that Chinese is a much more
elegant language, so it is more important for us
to master it and it is not so necessary to
master foreign language. Do you agree with this
opinion and why?
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Reading skills For the first time you must read
the text quickly in three minutes. Be sure not to
read the text sentence by sentence. Read the key
words and key sentences to gain a brief idea
about the topic of the text.
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????????????????.
?????????? ? ?????????? ?
????????????however, but????
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The main idea of each paragraph.
Brief introduction of the change
in English.

An example of
different kinds of English.
The development of English.
English spoken in some other
countries.
Para 1
Para 2
Para 3
Para 4
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  • Read the passage again and answer the following
    questions.
  • Why was English spoken in many other countries in
    the 17th century?
  • 2.Do native English speakers have difficulty in
    understanding each other?
  • 3.Does their English have differences ? If so
    ,can you show examples?

Because people from England started moving to
other parts of the world
No,they dont.
Yes. flat?apartment
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Why has English changed over time?
  • All languages change when cultures communicate
    with one another.

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Read Para. 3 and find out why and how English
changed over time.
time
language related
reasons
ruled by German
AD450- 1150
German
1150- 1500
ruled by Norman(French)
French
a wider vocabulary
Shakespeare
1600s
American English
Noah Webster
British went to Australia
Australian English
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Read Para.4 and find out why India takes English
as second language.
India
was ruled by Britain
Do you know any other kinds of English formed for
this reason?
South African English
Singapore English
Malaysian English
Hong Kong English
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Activity 4
  • Read the passage aloud,following the tape

Activity 5
  • Retell the text with the help of the structure

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1.At the end of
2.In the next century
P1 More and more people start to speak English
3.Today
1.However
A Brief History of English
P2 World Englishes are different from each other
in some ways
2.For example
P3 English has changed over time because all
languages change when cultures communicate with
each other.
1.AD450-1150
2.11501500
3.in the1600s
P4 English is also spoken in many other countries
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Activity 6
Further thinking
  • Why did the writer decide to end the passage
    with a question?
  • Will Chinese English become one of the world
    Englishes? Only time will tell.

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According to the passage, languages change when
cultures communicate with one another. So the
writer intended to predict a possible road to
modern English, that is, when Chinese culture
communicates with English culture, English may
change, too. So as time goes by, Chinese English
may become one of the world English. That is what
the writer intended to tell us about this
passage. So the writer gave it the title- The
Road to Modern English.
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When we want to write something, we should follow
the following way
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? First, decide what to write on the topic
-(the brief history of English. )
? Then, from the topic develop
several ideas. ? Next, gives some figures or
examples to develop and support the ideas.
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? A good article needs a good start , a good
closing and a proper title. ? start
the passage in a way directly related to the
topic(????) ? end the passage with a
question and a saying(Only time will tell.)
? A proper title(The Road To Modern English)
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When we read a passage we can grasp the main idea
and the writer's intension in a similar way, too.
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Activity 7
Read the passage again and find out the important
expressions
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1.than ever before
7.in the1600s
2.even if
8.make use of
3.over time
9.the number of

4.communicate
10.a (large) number of
5.different from
6.be based on
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Complete the following sentences with the
expressions listed above
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At the end of
1.__________________the party we sang a beautiful
song together. 2.You should ___________your spare
time to study English. 3.It is raining harder
__________. 4.This novel_______________a true
story. 5.______________students go to the English
Corner every Sunday.And ___________the students
is about sixty. 6.His heart was still with his
students________he had to give up teaching for
his health
make use of
than ever before
is based on
A number of
the number of
even if
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Read the text once again and try to find some
difficult or well-written sentences
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1.Native English speakers can understand each
other even if they dont speak the same kind of
language.
2.It became less like German,and more like French
because those who ruled England at that time
spoke French.
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3.One big change in English usage happened when
Noah Webster wrote the American Dictionary of the
English Language,giving American English its own
identity.
4.Will Chinese English become one of the world
Englishes? Only time will tell.
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Study the sentences above,paying special
attention to the red parts.And try to make
similar sentences
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Activity 8
Discussion
You can choose one of the questions to talk
about in your Group of 4
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1, Do you think it matters what kind of
English you learn? Why? 2, Has Chinese changed
over the time? How? Why? 3, Do you think
Chinese will become the most popular language
in the world instead of English in the
future?
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Homework 1. Finish the exercise on page
11,Page49 and Page50 2.Read passage on page 51
The Oxford English Dictionary and make notes
about Murrays life.  
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Scanning
The road to modern English
cultures communicate with one another
The cause
Time
Between AD 450 and 1150
1150 to 1500
things that happened
based on German
less like German more like French
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In the 1600s
Later
Shakespeare broadened the vocabulary. A big
changed in English
British people brought English to Australia
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