Презентация "Why do we learn English?" 8 класс


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  • English-speaking countries on the map.

  • The United Nations has six official languages under its charter: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. A global overlay of these languages looks something like this:

  • 400 million people speak English as their first language.
  • For the other 600 million people it's either a second language or a foreign language.
  • English is the first language in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand.
  • It is one of the official languages in Canada, the Irish Republic and the Republic of South Africa.
  • As a second language English is spoken in more than 60 countries. It is used by the government, businessmen and universities.
  • English is the language of politics and diplomacy, science and technology, business and trade, sport and pop music.
  • 80% of all information in the world's computers is in English.
  • 75% of the world's letters and faxes are in English.
  • 60% of all international telephone calls are made in English.
  • More than 60% of all scientific journals are written in English.