dialect Putonghua Which language is widely spoken and used in the world? Unit 2 English around the world English as a native language? How many people speak English in the world today? Canada the United Kingdom the USA Ireland South Africa Australia New Zealand One billion 400 million 600 million Half of the world’s population (by 2050) speak English as their first language as a second language or a foreign language will be using it. Is there any difference between British English and American English? British English American English item example British E. vocabulary spelling pronunciation grammar flat American E. apartment colour color pass in a team on a team British English mum rubber vocabulary petrol toilet film football I think American English mom eraser gas bathroom movie soccer I guess British English spelling American English theatre theater centre center travelled traveled realise realize British English American English dance pronunciation not latter(后者) kilometre British English Have you got/ grammar have you---? American English Do you have---? The speakers are using both British and American English. Write the American English words from the dialogue that have the same meanings as the British words listed below.(page.48) Example: lift ( British. E) elevator ( American. E) ( British. E) ( American. E) pictures movies lorry truck underground subway sweets candy autumn fall Group discussion & Presentation Why should we learn English? 1.What is language for? Some people seem to think it's for practicing grammar rules and learning lists of words---the longer the words the better. That's wrong. Language is for the exchange of ideas, for communication. 2.Rome wasn't built in a day. Work harder and practice more. Your hardworking will be rewarded by God one day. 3.Relax!Be patient and enjoy yourself. Learning foreign languages should be fun. Homework 1. Preview the text.(p.9) 2.Think about your experience of learning English and try to fill in the following form. My experience of learning English My Ideas for problems improvement Listening Writing Words Listen to BBC. Why I like English Listen to music and movies. Practice Enjoy making original sentence works Memorize new Travel words My future with English Help me realize my dream.