THE WORLD’S ENGLISH MANIA: An opportunity for a better life

THE WORLD’S ENGLISH MANIA: An opportunity for a better life
THE WORLD’S ENGLISH MANIA: An opportunity for a better life

On the video, Jay Walker explains why so many people around the world are trying to learn English. He talks about the world’s manias, and learning English is one of them. According to Mr. Walker, English is studied everywhere, in Latin America, India, South-East Asia and, most of all, in China, where this language is studied in the third grade by law. That’s why China would become soon the largest English-speaking country. Learning English represents the opportunity to get a better life. In the exam that determines the Chinese students’ future, 25% of their grade is based on English. The intensity to learn this language is unimaginable but, is learning English a good or a bad mania? English is the second most spoken language in the world. Our native language is our life, but with English we can be part of a wider conversation, a global conversation where the most important decisions are made. That is why English represents hope for a better future. A common language to solve common problems.


Now, let’s watch this interesting video and then do the following exercise.

Con la información contenida en el vídeo podremos hacer el siguiente ejercicio.

Exercise:

Fill the gaps with the suitable expression, according to Jay Walker.

1.- Music is the language of …………………………………………

2.- Mathematics is the language of …………………………………………………

3.- English is becoming the language of …………………………………………………

Comprobar la solución haciendo click aquí.