воскресенье, 20 мая 2018 г.

Reasons for Learning Foreign Languages

Different people learn foreign language for different reasons. Some people learn foreign language because they are fond of the culture, history or geography of this or that country. A knowledge of the language gives them tremendous pleasure. If you like travelling you can go anywhere without being  afraid that other people will not understand you. English is very important to find a good job. In countries which have become tourist destinations English has been chosen as the main foreign languages used in hotels and at tourist attractions. Such people learn languages because it is fashionable. Besides English is the language of rock and pop music. Most of world known singers sing their songs in English. US and British companies produce thousand of films, videos and TV programmers every year. They are shown all over the world with subtitles and dubbing.

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понедельник, 23 апреля 2018 г.


English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic language), as well as by Latin and Romance languages, especially French.
English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are called Old English. Middle English began in the late 11th century with the Norman conquest of England and was a period in which the language was influenced by French. Early Modern English began in the late 15th century with the introduction of the printing press to London, the printing of the King James Bible and the start of the Great Vowel Shift.
Through the worldwide influence of the British Empire, modern English spread around the world from the 17th to mid-20th centuries. Through all types of printed and electronic media, and spurred by the emergence of the United States as a global superpower, English has become the leading language of international discourse and the lingua franca in many regions and professional contexts such as science, navigation and law.
English is the third most spoken native language in the world, after Standard Chinese and Spanish. It is the most widely learned second language and is either the official language or one of the official languages in almost 60 sovereign states. There are more people who have learned it as a second language than there are native speakers. English is the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and it is widely spoken in some areas of the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia. It is a co-official language of the United Nations, the European Union and many other world and regional international organizations. It is the most widely spoken Germanic language, accounting for at least 70% of speakers of this Indo-European branch. English has a vast vocabulary, though counting how many words any language has is impossible.
Modern English grammar is the result of a gradual change from a typical Indo-European dependent marking pattern with a rich inflectional morphology and relatively free word order to a mostly analytic pattern with little inflection, a fairly fixed word order and a complex syntax. Modern English relies more on auxiliary verbs and word order for the expression of complex tenses, aspect and mood, as well as passive constructions, interrogatives and some negation. Despite noticeable variation among the accents and dialects of English used in different countries and regions – in terms of phonetics and phonology, and sometimes also vocabulary, grammar and spelling – English-speakers from around the world are able to communicate with one another with relative ease.

Why is English is so popular?

воскресенье, 11 февраля 2018 г.



The love you take, is equal to the love you make. – The Beatles
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away. – Dorothy Parker
Love is a great beautifier. – Louisa May Alcott
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame. – Henry David Thoreau
If you wish to be loved, love! – Seneca
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint Exupery
Love is space and time measured by the heart. – Marcel Proust
Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. – David Bowie
Love and peace are eternal. – John Lennon

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