Learning Exercise

English Mania Worksheet

A worksheet to be used with the video "The World's English Mania," by Jay Walker.

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Exercise

Name:________________________________________ Class: ______ Date: ______________________________

The World’s English Mania         -Jay Walker-    

A. Listen to the talk and fill in the blanks.

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J.W.: The world has a new mania. A mania for _______________________  

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J.W.: In Latin America, in India, in Southeast Asia,    and most of all in _________________.  

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Teacher: I want to speak --  

Students: I want to speak --

Teacher: _______________ English.  

Students: _____________ English.  

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J.W.: Your native language is your ______________. But with English you can become part of a global conversation about ______________, like climate change or poverty.  

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…and English is becoming a language of ______________. 

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…English represents hope for ______________, a future where the world has a common language to______________.    

 

B. Answer the following questions.

1. Jay introduced three manias to start off with, what were they?             

 

2. What country will soon have the most English speakers?          

 

 

C. Your opinion.            

1. Give some reasons English mania could be a bad thing.

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2. Give some reasons English mania could be a good thing.

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3. Do you know anyone with a mania? What is it? Do you find it good, or bad? Why?

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