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The importance of speaking English

Inglês - 10.º Ano - Ano Letivo de 2012/2013

Gustavo Afonso

on 27 January 2013

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The importance of speaking English Francisco Simões, n.º 9;
Gustavo Afonso, n.º 13. History History History Accents Accents English around the world Accents Old English (450-1100 AD)

In 5th century AD, three Germanic tribes (Saxons, Angles and Jutes) came to the British Isles from Germany and Denmark;

Through the years, the Saxons, Angles and Jutes mixed their different Germanic dialects; Middle English (1100-circa 1500 AD)

After William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy invaded and conquered England in 1066 AD and became king;

The English language, as the language of the now lower class, was considered a vulgar tongue; Modern English (since 1500)

Modern English developed after William Caxton established his printing press at Westminster Abbey in 1476. Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press in Germany around 1450, but Caxton set up England’s first press;

In the 18th century, with the industrial revolution, the language suffered a huge development as new words had to be invented or existing ones modified to cope with the rapid changes in technology. Social importance:
International organizations;
Political importance:
Communication between countries.
Economical importance:
Market. English School Year 2012/2013
English Subject
Teacher Filomena Ferreira Escola Básica e Secundária Quinta das Flores We hope you enjoyed... Old English (450-1100 AD)

The word “English” was in Old English “Englisc”, and that comes from the name of the Angles. The Angles were named from Engle, their land of origin;

Before the Saxons, the Romans had brought Latin to Britain, which was part of the Roman Empire for over 400 years. Middle English (1100-circa 1500 AD)

By about 1200, England and France had split. English changed a lot and the use of Old English came back, but with many French words added;

The Middle English is also characterized for the beginning of the Great Vowel Shift, which occurred during the 15th to 18th centuries. Modern English (since 1500)

Britain was an Empire for 200 years between the 18th and 20th centuries and English language continued to change as the British Empire moved across the world;

English continues to change and develop, but even with all the borrowings from many other languages, the heart of the English language remains the Anglo-Saxon of Old English. Native speakers 360 million (2010)
Second language 375 million
EFL 750 million United States;
United Kingdom;
New Zealand.
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