From Lingua Franca to Global English Read abd speak about English Global Language The status of English today English has achieved status as the world's lingua franca through globalisation. English has become the official or dominant language for 2 billion people in at least 75 countries. 750 million people are believed to speak English as
Learn Government and Politics Vocabulary Get ready to speak about political systems of different countries and discuss political life. Note: Policy – is a set of ideas or plans that is used as a basis for making decisions, especially in politics, economics or business. Politics – are the actions or activities which people use to
Can you be called a political animal? What is your attitude to politics? How much do you know about current affairs? Who are political animals? Political animals are people who are interested in social and political issues, especially those who actively participate in politics. Do 'political animal' quiz to find answers to these questions. 1. How
Learn about Heavy Metal Subculture What Is Heavy Metal? Heavy metal music is a genre of harsh-sounding rock music that places emphasis on excessive drum and guitar instrumentals, and raging vocals. Heavy metal, also referred to as black metal and death metal, emerged in the 1960s and 70s in the United Kingdom and the United States.
What are your political views? Politics affects our life, doesn't it? Four teenagers from different countries were asked about their political views. Read and match speakers A, B, C or D to the sentences about them. Which of the speakers A, B, C or D: seems to be best informed about the political situation in
Smoking should not be allowed in public places. Are you for or against? In some countries people are no longer allowed to smoke in many public places and office buildings. Do you think it is a good or a bad rule? Medical studies have shown that smoking not only leads to health problems for the smoker,
What is globalization? Globalization refers to the trend toward countries joining together economically, through education, society and politics, and viewing themselves not only through their national identity but also as part of the world as a whole. Types of Globalization Economic: Countries that trade with many others and have few trade barriers are economically globalised.
Do you agree or disagree that modern technology is creating a single world culture? Human life changes along with technological advancements. As a result, the modern man equipped with modern technological equipment is far too different from the ancient man who depicted a herd of mammoths on the walls of the cave. Modern technology is
You are learning the English language. But have you ever thought about the British character? They Are Proud of Being British. The sea, and of course, the development of the unique English language, combined with hundreds of years of national tradition and distinct cultural evolution, have forged the British people separate and apart even from
Americans: Myths, Stereotypes and Paradoxes When we think of Americans, we usually associate them with colorful clothes, noisy behavior and overweight. But what are they really like? What values do they have? It is not possible to answer this question explicitly but it seems that some American characterisitcs are a legacy of the Puritan ideology.