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Starting out Read the crazy facts about the English language above. Think about the following questions, then talk about your answers in class. 1 How often do you speak English? 2 Where do you normally speak English? 3 How do you feel about speaking English in front of other people? Internet research. Find nine countries where English is the official language. Compare with your classmates. Search like this: English official language 1 2 3 Unit 11 I’ve/We have found the USA, … . A world language Ask and answer like this: 120 1 Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: Quarzstaublunge (Krankheit) About 350 million people speak English as a first language. Over 200 million of these live in the U.S., about 60 million in the UK, but only 15 million in Australia. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis1. Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions! English is an official language in over 60 countries. There are about one million words in English. Almost is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. The most common letter in English is e. Rhythm is the longest English word without a vowel. The sentence The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. uses every letter in the alphabet. In comparison, there are over 1.2 billion native speakers of Chinese. Which countries have you found? Ó worksheet 5kn9sn Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv