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From the Ted Talk by Jay Walker: The world's English mania

Unscramble the Blue Letters

JW: So is English mania good or bad? Is English a tsunami, washing away other languages? Not likely. English is the world's second language. Your native language is your life. But with enisglh you can become part of a wider conversation — a global conversation about global problems, like climate change or poverty, or hunger or disease. The world has other universal languages. Mathematics is the language of science. Music is the language of emotions. And now English is becoming the lagugnae of problem-solving. Not because America is psuhing it, but because the world is pulling it. So English mnaia is a tuinrng pnoit.

Open Cloze

JW: So is English mania good or bad? Is English a tsunami, washing away other languages? Not likely. English is the world's second language. Your native language is your life. But with _______ you can become part of a wider conversation — a global conversation about global problems, like climate change or poverty, or hunger or disease. The world has other universal languages. Mathematics is the language of science. Music is the language of emotions. And now English is becoming the ________ of problem-solving. Not because America is _______ it, but because the world is pulling it. So English _____ is a _______ _____.

Solution

  1. turning
  2. language
  3. english
  4. point
  5. mania
  6. pushing

Original Text

JW: So is English mania good or bad? Is English a tsunami, washing away other languages? Not likely. English is the world's second language. Your native language is your life. But with English you can become part of a wider conversation — a global conversation about global problems, like climate change or poverty, or hunger or disease. The world has other universal languages. Mathematics is the language of science. Music is the language of emotions. And now English is becoming the language of problem-solving. Not because America is pushing it, but because the world is pulling it. So English mania is a turning point.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. america
  2. bad
  3. change
  4. climate
  5. conversation
  6. disease
  7. emotions
  8. english
  9. global
  10. good
  11. hunger
  12. language
  13. languages
  14. life
  15. mania
  16. mathematics
  17. music
  18. native
  19. part
  20. point
  21. poverty
  22. problems
  23. pulling
  24. pushing
  25. science
  26. tsunami
  27. turning
  28. universal
  29. washing
  30. wider
  31. world