GE | B|| 12 English Around the World

School marks


How are things at school?

Warm-up


What countries are they?

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English-Speaking countries


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Listen and answer the questions


1. What are the children’s names?
2. How old are they?
3. Where are they from?

English is very important


Read the text and complete the table

English is a very important language. It’s the official language in fifty-two countries and it’s the main language in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Hello. I’m Michael. I’m thirteen and I’m from Dublin. Dublin is in the Republic of Ireland. It’s a small country but it’s very beautiful. The main language is English, but the Gaelic language is important here too. English and Gaelic are our official languages.

My name’s Tara and I’m from Wellington in New Zealand. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. New Zealand is a great country. English and Maori are official languages in my country, but English is the main language.

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Hi! My name’s Patty and I’m eleven years old. I’m from Toronto in Canada. Canada is a big country. The official languages in my country are English and French. My school is an English-speaking school, and our lessons are in English.

Name

Country

Official language

Michael

the Republic of Ireland

Tara

Patty

My new e-pals


Listen and match the people with the countries


Flags


Write the names of the countries and nationalities


What are they?


Write the names of the objects with the correct articles a or an


Are they American?


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Complete the dialogue


A — Anna | M — Megan


They are Spanish


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Choose the correct words


They are footballers


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Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi — Argentinian footballers


Make questions and answer them

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Now you can:

1. ask and say where people are from;
2. ask and answer questions about everyday objects;
3. talk about music.