Workplan nr. 1


Who am I? Who are you? Who are the others?


• I can present somebody to a group of people
• I can present myself digitally
• I can present somebody famous worldwide

• I can explain why English is often used when people meet.
• I can eplain why English is the official language in many countries outside the United Kingdom.

Writing frame for "English, a world language.: frame_english


Education –Utdanning
Yrkesfaglig engelsk – vocational English
Bygg- og anleggsteknikk – technical construction trades
Snekker - carpenter
Skole - school
Være på skolen – to be at school
Gå på skolen – go to school I would like to introduce...

First, I would like to say that.....
Moreover, .....


• What do you look for in a person that you meet for the first time?
• What qualities do you appreciate the most / the least?
• How would you describe Norwegians compared to other nations?
• What fictional characters do you appreciate the most?
• What real characters do you look up to?

Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh [1 ] (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618), was a famed English writer , poet , soldier , courtier and explorer .
Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon , the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known for certain of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland , in Killuagh castle , Clonmellon , County Westmeath , taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in two infamous massacres at Rathlin Island and Smerwick , later becoming a landlord of lands confiscated from the Irish. He rose rapidly in Queen Elizabeth I 's favour, being knighted in 1585, and was involved in the early English colonisation of the New World in Virginia under a royal patent . In 1591 he secretly married Elizabeth Throckmorton , one of the Queen's ladies-in-waiting, without requesting the Queen's permission, for which he and his wife were sent to the Tower of London . After his release they retired to his estate at Sherborne , Dorset.
In 1594 Raleigh heard of a "Golden City" in South America and sailed to find it, publishing an exaggerated account of his experiences in a book that contributed to the legend of El Dorado . After Queen Elizabeth died in 1603, Raleigh was again imprisoned in the Tower, this time for allegedly being involved in the Main Plot against King James I who was not favourably disposed toward him. In 1616, however, he was released in order to conduct a second expedition in search of El Dorado. This was unsuccessful and the Spanish outpost at San Thomé was ransacked by men under his command. After his return to England he was arrested and after a show trial held mainly to appease the Spanish, he was beheaded at Whitehall . Lastet ned den 01.10.09 (adaptert)

How did English become a world language ?

The English language came from the Angles and the Saxons who invaded England from 500a.d. onwards. From 1066 to the 14th century, England was ruled by French kings. The grammar was simplified and many new words were added. from French. By the end of the 16th century, English was the native language of only 6 million people, and unknown in other countries. However, this changed when England formed colonies around the world.

Exploring the world

Britain used to be a leading sea nation in the world . After Christopher Columbus had discovered America, British explorers, such as Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh, led expeditions to, for example, South America and the Caribbean.
These explorers looked for valuable goods, and to assure trade they formed colonies. The first successful English colony in America was Jamestown (Virginia) in 1607. Soon, thousands of people left their home countries for America in search of freedom and a better life.
The British also had colonies in the Far East. In India, for example, they found tea, salt, silk and spices. Australia was turned into a penal colony for English prisoners. Most of them settled in the country after serving their time.

The use of English

Englishmen in the colonies brought their language and their way of life with them. Sometimes the native people were forced to speak English , in other cases they wanted to for economic reasons. In India, English became a lingua franca; a language used for communication between people with different first languages.
British imperialism lasted for more than three centuries, and in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched across the whole world and on all continents. Later, these colonies became independent nations, but many former colonies made English their official language .

English today – and tomorrow

During the 20th century, the United States took over as the leading military and economic power in the world . Therefore English continued to be the language of education, economy, politics, culture, science, and information communication technology.
Whether English will keep its position as a world language in the future is impossible to say. Change 0 of 0