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English Essay Examples

English Language and British English

...‘You gave me a fright’ is the expression that mean someone become frightened. But this expression only used by British English. American English has different expression to mean someone become frightened. American English often uses ‘ You scared me ‘. This event shows that British English is not only different in pronounciation and spelling from American English, but also idioms is the other difference. Those British English and American English are right. The problem is only on the way ...

Study English in an English-speaking country

...This is especially true if they choose to live with a British family, as exchange students for example. Furthermore, if students attend a language school full-time, the teachers will be native speakers. In this case, not only will students' speaking and listening skills improve, but attention can be given to developing reading and writing skills as well. In general, even though it is preferable to study English in an English-speaking country, a reasonable level of English can be achieved in one'...

Studying the English language in an English-Speaking country

...On the other hand, around the world, many English language programs are conducting. The higher learning programs are conducted in English, such as foundation , undergraduate and pot graduates. Now days,many countries in the world, conducting their primary and secondary education in English. Hence, there are many other ways to learn English with good slandered. These non-native English speakers, conduct the international recognized exams, which evaluate the English language such as IELTS, TOFEL, ...

English Proficiency

...According to Murugesan (2003), the decline is largely due to a backwash effect from a change implemented in the early 1960s and 1970s when `Bahasa Malaysia` replaced English as the medium of instruction in schools and as the language used for official matters. On the other hand, according to Lee (2002), the drop in proficiency of English has not been due so much to the emphasis on Malay, but it is primarily the result of bad attitudes to language and poor approaches to the teaching of language. ...

English

...I have also learned that I struggle a lot with thinking of words to use besides my normal words I use every day. I would say though that my vocabulary has grown since the beginning of the class. Without the help from the other students and my teacher I would have not been able to get through this class, like I said before English is not my strong point and even though I have learned a lot about my writing I have a long way to go until I can say that I am a great writer. Thanks for everything you...

English Dominance

...” (Robert P) This has served to encourage some languages to become more dominant than others especially English which is frequently chosen in such situations. This has led members of major language speakers like French and German to fiercely protest fearing that their international status of their languages may be lowered. (Martinez Cobo 1984). There is also a growing concern among the non -English members of the European Union that English dominance is crossing over the boundaries of internat...

English Euphemism

...[12] Bi Xiuying A Study on English Euphemism. Zhengzhou University Foreign Language and Literature master's degree thesis 2003.11 P34 [13] Fan groups A Study of Culture Connotation of English Euphemism, Hunan Normal University, a master's degree in English Language and Literature Papers 2005.5 P43 [14] Ya-Ping Wang, Wan Xueqin. Interpretation of the communicative functions of English Euphemisms [J]. Jiangxi education. 2004.6 P37 [15] Muge force. On the very structure of English euphemism [J]. Ga...

American English

...In December 18, 1996, the Oakland School Board proposed to recognize Ebonics as “primary language of African American children” and be treated as a subject for Language Art apart from the standard American English (Rickford, 1999). More specifically, the proposal claimed, “Ebonics was a language that should be recognized, tolerated, and accounted for is instruction of the district’s predominantly African-American student body” (Blommeart, 1999). It would have affected more than 52, 000...

English

...Only problem in slacking off with a job is, you probably wont have that job much longer. I think that 112 English is a big step for me. I mean that figuratively, because I am not literally taking a step in 112, but I am figuratively taking a step in life. I consider it to be a big step because it is pushing me ahead in life and i feel as if I was not to take it then I really would not have much of a future at all. Unless i wanted to work at McDonald's or McCain's for the rest of my life. So for ...

English

...Football was a minor sport, but over the last decade with further international funding from FIFA and sound local management of the sport has grown in popularity amongst the Indian community initially but now also the Fijian community. Other sports Many sports exist in Fiji and in many ways has its own cultural following, sports such as golf which has been made famous by Fiji athlete Vijay Singh. Sports such as cricket and surfing which was brought to prominence by former world champion and Fiji...

Importance of English

...As I mention earlier there are countless advantages of English language. Study of English can provide us useful benefits and knowledge. We can use English to develop ourselves culturally and materially so that we can compete with the best side in the world of mind and matter. We can say that English language is our window to the world. One of advantage is that it is the world most used business and political language. Those who are still unaware about the importance of English. They should start...

Globalisation and English

...Berger, P., 2000, Four Faces of Global Culture, in O’Meara, P., Mehlinger, H., Krain, M. (eds.) Globalization and the Challenges of the New Century: A Reader, Indiana University Press, Bloomington Berger, P., Huntington, S. 2002, Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World, Oxford University Press, New York Coleman, J. A. 2006, English-medium teaching in European Higher Education. Language Teaching, 39(1), pp. 1–14. Available at http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1017/S026144480...

English Language Learner

...But all of that will pay off when you are able expressing yourself in an exciting way. You have to know what is your first step will going to be, then just keep going and expand all experience that you have become perfectly. Also, the English teacher should purposefully select words and sentence structures that will help students learn rather than hinder their success in class or practice for them to listening, specific is talking to improve their pronunciation. Eventually, English Language Lea...

English language communication

...Hence, English even-though being a foreign language to many is now most commonly used language worldwide especially in British dominion later became Independent republican countries like India and Pakistan. Proud to be an Indian, speaking foreign language, so people around you can't understand. Knowledge of English is important as we can get to know how to frame sentences, how to use words in dialogues while speaking to others. As every word has a particular context where it fits right, using wo...

English landscape garden

...No straight lines and o geometric forms are forced upon the natural setting. Another element is the existence of water. For some reason nature looks more dramatic when water is introduced in the picture. It gives the viewer a more complete palette of sensations. There are three other characteristics of the garden at Close Memorial Park that are quintessentially English”the use of a statue on a plinth, a meandering path, and the retaining wall fronting the garden. Longley admits that the statue...

Shakespeare’s English

...”(I (ii) 41) Here the subject ‘I’ is omitted in the second sentence. It should have been “I offer you my sincere good wishes. ” In Act I (ii) 243, to Hamlet Horatio says, “I war’nt it will. ” A modern reader will never be able to understand what he means by telling so as many words are omitted. What he actually meant that ‘I can assure you that it (the ghost of the old king) will appear again. ’ Words that are unusual at present are aplenty in Hamlet. Instead of ‘before’,...

English Language Varieties

...Several relevant books on language variation have appeared, and linguistic correctness was the topic of the 1996 BBC Reith Lectures, delivered by Jean Aitchison (1998). In the USA much of the interest in language differences has been driven by public concern about the language of ethnic minorities. In 1997, the Linguistic Society of America published a document inspired by a controversy about ‘Ebonics’ (African American Vernacular English), which was recognised by the Oakland (California) Sc...

The English Patient

...Michael Ondaatje's "The English Patient" written in 1993 tells a story of a historical fiction that openly displays race and identity as themes within the novel. This story takes place after the unforgettable trauma of World War 2 in an Italian Villa. The story speaks of 4 characters being Almasy the character who is spoken the most of and who is seen to be somewhat disfigured, Hana a female nurse, Caravaggio and an Indian man named Kip. All of the above-mentioned characters are from different p...

Black English Summary

...Baldwin also takes as a hypothesis that Black people influenced on the way of speaking of the White people in the United States. He affirms that certain expressions such as jazz me, baby or Sock it to me would have never seen the light of day without the Black people. What’s more, he also establishes a connection between the present skirmish with the American history and the slavery of Black people. He adds that Black English is the creation of the black diaspora. Black language is therefore n...

Importance Of English Language

...Our government should improve set-up of educational system. Makes our society social English-speaking. Advantage of this great step is, We can lead other developed countries. We also can influence in world situation. Our government try to reduce the difference between Urdu and English. Medium institutions makes English as a compulsory subject and other subject conduct in English. Urdu also is an important language, it shows the good manners and attractive culture to others but for the country p...

Histroy of English Language

...For two centuries after the Norman Conquest English remained the language of the lower classes. When English once more gained importance, it had been considerably changed from what it was in 1066. In a similar way the Hundred Years' War, the rise of an important middle class, the Renaissance the development of the British empire, the growth of commerce and industry, science and literature have all contributed to make the English language what it is today. In short the English language reflects i...

English as Global Language

...This essay has shown that the creation of a global language has numerous advantages and disadvantages. Mutual intelligibility, great career opportunities and reduced administrative costs are some of the advantages a global language would give. The disadvantages are that English is closely linked to the British and the American cultures and history and is therefore not a “neutral” language. Perhaps a language with less historical and cultural connections would be a better option? We are in ne...

History of English Language

...This is applied to strong verb, while in weak verbs, word endings used are –ed(e), -d(e), or –t(e). It was also usual in the Middle English the Object -Verb sequence whereas the Modern English follows the Verb-Object pattern; for example : then fell he down, which is contrast with today’s grammar structure as then he fell down. (Fischer, p. 180-181) The infinitive –to was also usual in Middle English which was later replaced by that. For instance, He commanded them that they should tie h...

English Language Advertisement

...This new verb is coined on the basis of a very robust feature of English, which allows nouns to be used as verbs (see Clark and Clark (1979)). In this case, the new verb is also prefixed and suffixed. Out of the blue, "to re-everything" would be hard to interpret, but in the context provided by the advertisement, its meaning is clear. In the summer of 2002 the pop group No Doubt had a hit song called "Hella Good"; some of the lyrics are shown here: Hella Good (G. Stefani/ T. Dumont/ P. Williams/...

English as Lingua Franca

...After carefully dissecting the importance of English Language, the verdict is clear: English plays a crucial role in our life. Paolo Coelho famously said “When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. ” On a similar vein, when you earnestly desire to take up English, chances are usually you will succeed. The importance of English cannot be undermined as it is the determining factor in our ultimate quest: success. After all, there is no reason why learni...

English and International Integration

...This is the most difficult task because of the difference in culture, but you can't really master English unless you can have good conversations with an American or Briton. Remember to ask a lot of questions to keep the conversation going. When someone asks you a question, give more than just basic information. For example, if someone asks you "Do you like living here?" don't just answer "Yes" or "No," but tell them why, too. 6. Think in English. Getting used to using English all the time will m...

English Renaissance Drama

...From contemporary documents, we know there were over a thousand actors in England between 1580-1642*. Most were poor, "starving actors", but a few dozen were able to make names for themselves and become shareholders in their respective companies, and make a good living. The repertory system was demanding esides playing six days a week, a company would be in continual rehearsal in order to add new plays and to refresh old ones in their schedule. A player would probably learn a new role every week...

English in my life

...As we all know, English is helpful, useful and important to our future. Firstly, we are in an English-speaking country. So in order to communicate and interact with other people effectively, we should have to learn how to speak in English. Personally, it is important for me to enhance my English language for it will help me to future endeavors and in order to socialize I have to fully understand the languages that engaged in so I easily understand ones feelings. In short, I will never stop learn...

English Language in Thailand

...Language is playing nowadays one of the most important roles in cross-cultural communication, because it is a door into new culture and traditions. Therefore, the role of English language is swiftly increasing. It is known that English has been influencing Thai culture since the beginning of the 20th century and today Thailand is more and more popular among English-speaking and other foreign tourists. The next moment to mention is that country continues to expand its businesses in the internatio...

English Spelling

...The point in text 3, had never really occurred to me before. But it actually makes a lot of sense. Arguing that the fewer different unpredictable spellings there are, the easier the language. The fact that the Finish language has no different pronunciations of word, therefore it is easier to learn, which I believe is good for the country, because has a huge influence on for an example, financial workers, who set to learn the language. If it didn’t take so long for to learn the English language...

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