‘Do you speak English’?
‘Why should we learn English?’ – this question seems unnecessary when we (in most cases) don’t have any choice of other languages to learn at school. And that’s actually our great privilege – having the possibility to learn the most common language in the world. The same language that is spoken by 1 billion people on the Earth. It is impressive, given the fact we can find English speakers in any place in the world we visit. That’s called statistics. Real life shows, that in undiscovered and mistic places (there are some in the world) it may be difficult to communicate in English. Fortunately, we still can use non-verbal communication in such cases. Or choose more common destinations.
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‘English is easy’ – that’s from a song
It’s important that you learn some basics of other languages. Then you can compare it to the English language. Have you ever learnt French, Russian or Hungarian? Those ones are complex. In Italian, Spanish and German there’s a lot to memorize. In English, however, there’s less to memorize so it should be easier to learn. It doesn’t mean that everything about English is easy. Some people find English grammar difficult, others say that pronunciation is crazy. Everyone’s different but the fact is that there’s always a way to learn a language.
‘Who wants to live forever?’ – that’s from a song as well
A study shows that people who learn foreign languages tend to have better memory performance and can live longer. Learning and speaking foreign languages engages two halves of our brain so it’s stimulating for our body. We (should) care about our mental and physical health, so we jog, do gym, eat healthy food, drink water etc. Learning English should be included in this routine.
Look at this. If you learn English, you can
- communicate with people around the world;
- travel to almost every place;
- work abroad;
- apply for a job, that requires the English language, in Poland;
- improve your memory skills;
- be healthier and live longer.
Isn't is convincing?
In the text above identify and provide examples of the following structures:
- Present Simple
- Present Perfect
- zero conditional
- modal verbs
- imperative (tryb rozkazujący)
- passive voice (strona bierna)
- conjunctions (spójniki)