Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you will decide if English should be the
Many people already think English is the world language. Watch the
video below and then you decide if you think this is true.
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Hi. In the classroom today you will decide if English should be the
Approximately 375 million people speak English as their first
English today is probably the third largest language by number of
native speakers, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Modern English is the main international language in
communications, science, business, aviation, entertainment, radio,
A basic knowledge of English has become a requirement in a number of
fields, occupations, and professions.
Many people think English is already the world language.
Still others believe it will become the world language in the
Some people think English should not be the world language because
many countries and cultures will no longer use or speak their
It is difficult to know if English should be the world language.
This will be a topic of discussion for many years to come.
Should English be the world language?
Until next time.
Thoughts About English
English is the most studied language in the world. As
time goes on English will become even more important and
a good way for people throughout the world to
communicate on at least a basic level. Even though I
really love the English language I also know the
importance for people of different cultures to retain
their identities and speak their native languages. The
diversity of people, cultures, and languages is what
makes this world such an interesting place.
English be the world language?
Many people believe English should be the world
language. Decide if English should be the world language
on the survey below.
The following classroom lessons are great for students
who want additional conversation, listening, and reading
Conversation Lesson -
Beginner Level. Let's
Learn English conversation lesson
with a conversation video, a video script, audio
listening practice, video speaking practice, video
pronunciation practice, a new
words section, and a writing activity.
In this lesson Anna is in her new apartment. She wants to cook dinner.
She tries to call Marsha for help but calls the wrong
number. Marsha tells Anna the location of the
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: I am in my new apartment! Great!
I live with Marsha. We’re roommates.
I want to cook dinner. Oh! Hmmm. Is there a supermarket near here?
Marsha knows. Marsha's work number is 555-8986.
Anna: Hello. Is this Marsha? It is Anna.
Man: I am sorry. You have the wrong number.
Anna: Oh. Is this 555-8986?
Man: No. This is 555-8689.
Anna: Oh. Excuse me!
Man: Okay. 'Bye.
Anna: One more time. 555-8986. Please be Marsha.
Marsha: Hello. This is Marsha.
Anna: Yes, Marsha. I want to cook dinner.
Marsha: Excuse me? Anna? Is that you?
Anna: Oh, yes. I am here!
Marsha: Good. You are there.
Anna: I want to find a supermarket.
Marsha: Oh, okay. The supermarket is at 1500 Irving Street. It is near the
Anna: Great! Goodbye!
Marsha: Goodbye, Anna.
Anna: There is a big supermarket on our street. And Marsha says I am a good
cook! Until next time! Bye!
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
Listen to the teacher in the video. Use your computer or phone to record
yourself saying the words. Use this video to practice the new words for this
lesson, learn how to answer the telephone, and practice asking for someone.
Practice shortened sounds with the verb BE using this video.
v. to prepare (food) for eating especially by
n. the main meal of the day
v. to forgive someone for making a mistake or
doing something wrong
v. to get or discover something or someone that
you are looking for
adv. in this place or at this location
v. to have a home in a specified place
adv. close to something or someone
adj. feeling sorrow or regret
n. a store where customers can buy a variety of
foods and household items
adv. in that place or at that location
v. to desire or wish for something
adj. not suitable or appropriate for a
particular purpose, situation, or person
Do the activity and practice writing the names and
addresses of friends or classmates. Click
lesson activity to get the printable PDF version. The
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English conversation lessons each with a conversation
video, a video script, audio listening practice, video
speaking practice, video pronunciation practice, a new
words section, and a writing activity.
lessons are for beginners.
Avoid Ineffective Study Methods. An audio lesson to help
you study English more effectively. The English is
spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English study tips.
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