Welcome to Fun Easy English.
This is a totally free site where anyone from around the
world can come to learn the English language.
Fun Easy English means:
Fun lessons that will
hopefully keep you interested in learning English. Easy lessons to make sure
you can learn English in the easiest way possible. English lessons in the
English language, of course.
I began making Fun Easy English many years ago and since
then it has grown to be one of the most popular English
language sites online with students and teachers from
all over The World using the information on these pages.
Hopefully you find these lessons useful and continue to
come back to Fun Easy English for your English language
Please tell your friends, other students, and your
teachers about this site.
Thank you for visiting and see you again.
From YOUR English Teacher Howie Hayman
Why should you learn English?
should you learn English? Good question. I believe everyone should learn
the English language for the following reasons. English is the most widely
spoken language in the world based on the distribution of native speakers. 900
million people using English, out of a total world population of about 6.7
billion people, is only 15% of the total population. Then why is English so
important? The importance of English is not in the number of speakers, but what
English is used for.
There are over 400 million native English speakers
There are over 500 million speakers of English as a
second or foreign language.
English is the main language in the United States, the
United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.
In many countries, English is widely used, particularly
among people who have no other language in common, even though English is
not the main language of the country. For example, English is widely used in
Hong Kong, Singapore, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Malaysia. In these
countries, it is often used as a means of communication between people who
use different dialects of their native languages.
English is studied as a foreign language in countries
even though it is not used as a means of communication.
In China, English language lessons are popular. Two
hundred fifty million Chinese, are learning English on TV.
English is the most commonly taught foreign language.
Now online communities like My Space, YouTube, etc.,
offer people a way to make friends around the world and practice speaking
English is the main language of news and information in
English is the language used in business and government
even in countries where it is not the main language.
75% of all telex messages and telegrams are sent in
80% of computer data is processed and stored in English.
Most satellite transmissions are carried in English.
Five thousand newspapers, over half of the newspapers
published in the world, are published in English. Even in many countries
where English is not the main language, there is at least one newspaper in
English. In India alone, there are three thousand magazines published in
In many countries, television news is broadcast in
Because of the power of television, demonstrators even
use signs printed in English to send their messages to the world.
Much of the information countries disseminate about
themselves outside of their borders is in English.
English is the main language of international business,
diplomacy, and science.
It is a common language that a Russian businessman and a
Japanese businesswoman are likely to use to communicate.
English is an official language of many professional and
international organizations, including the United Nations.
It is usually the language of international conferences,
and international athletics.
English is the language of maritime communication and
international air traffic control, and it is used even for internal air
traffic control in countries where it is not a native language.
Most commodities such as silver, gold, and hard currency
are traded in English.
Throughout the world, many professional papers are
published in English. Even papers that are published in other languages
often have abstracts in English.
English is used in government and as a medium of
communication among people who do not have another language in common.
In some cases, it is a neutral language that is used to
avoid giving any one indigenous language too much prestige. English is often
used in India, because it is neutral.
People who speak English have a certain status in
In Singapore, English is a second language, but it is
necessary for daily life. Many companies there use English.
In addition, sixteen countries in Africa have retained
English as the language of government. Now standard English is taught in
schools in those countries, because it is necessary for careers.
Popular culture has played an important part in
American and British popular music are heard all over
American movies are seen in almost every country.
Books in English are available even in countries where
few people actually use English.
It is used for books, music and dance.
One reason that students give for learning English is to
understand these songs, movies and books.
English is spoken in large hotels and tourist
attractions, at airports, and in shops that tourists frequent.
Tours are almost always available in English. Even in
countries where few people speak English on the street, people who work with
tourists generally speak English. In some countries even drivers of buses or
streetcars and sellers at newsstands speak English well.
Why should you NOT learn English?
should you NOT learn English?
Hmmmm, difficult question. I believe everyone should obtain at least a basic
knowledge of the English language. Here a few of the reasons why
people do not want to learn English.
No need for English
If you travel, use the Internet, watch American movies,
listen to American music, make friends in English speaking countries, plan
to work or study abroad – YOU NEED ENGLISH.
No money for classes
not a good excuse because now you can study for FREE
with Fun Easy English.
No time to go to class
Not a good excuse because now you can study ANYTIME in
your home with Fun Easy English.
Difficult to learn
Not anymore with Fun Easy English.
While learning English is extremely important, it is equally important to retain
your native language and culture. The diversity of language and culture is what
makes The World such an interesting place. I traveled to Asia many times to meet
new people, see new sights and sounds, experience different food, etc. Can you
imagine a world with only English speaking Americans. I can’t. Until next time.
From YOUR English Teacher Howie Hayman
About Learning English
John Kerry on English
Former secretary of state John Kerry talks about why learning English is so
About Learning English
Teacher: English is very important for your work
and for your life.
Student: English is very difficult. I don't
understand it. I cannot study and I'm scared.
Teacher: Calm down. English is very important for
your university studies and it can help you achieve your goals.
Crossword of the Day
This is a really nice way to learn new vocabulary. Follow the easy instructions
and solve the puzzle.
The puzzle updates automatically every day. Return
tomorrow for a new vocabulary challenge.
• Click in any of the white squares in the window above
• The squares for the word will become blue
• Type a letter in each of the blue squares to form a word
• Click "Reveal Letter" to get help for one square
• Click "Reveal Word" to get help for one word
• Click "Show Error" to show your mistakes
• Use a
if you cannot understand a word
• Check again tomorrow for a new crossword