18. Work in pairs. Discuss with your partner the following
1 What languages are easily understood in any part of the world?
2 What languages are often spoken at international conferences and seminars?
3 What languages are most often used in the Internet communication?
19. Look at the map and answer the questions
1. What countries are marked?
2. What main languages do people speak in those countries?
3. What of their capitals do you know?
Listen and check if you were right.
1. The following countries are marked on the map: the United Kingdom, Eire, Canada, the United States of America, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana, Australia, New Zealand.
2. English is spoken as a first language in the marked countries.
3. The capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is London.
The capital of the USA is Washington, DC.
The capital of Canada is Ottawa.
The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown.
The capital of Trinidad and Tobago is Port of Spain.
The capital of Guyana is Georgetown.
The capital of Jamaica is Kingston.
The capital of Eire is Dublin.
The capital of Australia is Canberra.
The capital of New Zealand is Wellington.
20. Match the questions and the answers. Fill in the table below.
1. In what countries is English spoken as a first language?
2. How many countries have English as a second language?
3. Is English spoken by people who have other mother tongues?
4. What proportion of students in our country study English at school?
5. What do native speakers of English think about foreigners who speak English?
a) People in 30 countries speak English as a second language.
b) How popular is English in Russia? About 70 per cent of Russian students choose English as their first foreign language at school though German and French are still very popular.
c) Some British think that English spoken in the world by people of other nationalities is not real English. Its global English.
d) English is spread among the people who have other mother tongues.
e) At the moment English is internationally recognized by the world community as one of the languages more often spoken by people in various parts of the world. It is known that English is spoken (as a first language) in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, Guyana, the Caribbean Islands (Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, etc. ), New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States.