The English Language
1. Watch the video
2. Match the vocabulary to their definitions
2. Across the globe
5. Industrial revolution
A. Keep carefully (a valuable or valued item).
B. The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself.
C. The transformation in the 18th 19th centuries of first Britain and then other European countries and the UK into industrial nations.
D. Extending or reaching throughout the world.
E. A quick view or a small amount of information that tells you a little about what someone or something is like.
F. An author's handwritten or typed text that has not yet been published.
G. Thin slabs of wood, metal, etc., fixed horizontally
to a wall or in a frame, for supporting objects.
H. From one side to the other side of the
I. able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.
3. Match the phrasal verbs to their meanings
A. To return
B. Search for information
D. Learn something new
F. To erect/build
4. Answer the comprehension questions
1. How many countries have English as the official language?
2. How many people speak English around the world?
3. How many items are held in the British library?
4. What are the items held in the British Library?
5. What has to be put up in order to keep the collections?
6. How has the English language changed over time?
7. What other languages were similar to English in the past?
8. What is the treasure the men are talking about?
9. Why is English a versatile language?
10. What are the different influences that effect the British language?