English: Global Language

Question 1. Why did English become the Global Language? (David Crystal)

Vocabulary from the extract:

The British Empire, American Imperialism, The Industrial Revolution, «money talks», the most productive nations, international banking, cultural power, a fraction of, multilingual

Question 2. What is the future of English as a Global Language?

Vocabulary from the extract:

retain power, predominantly, we’re talking mainly, it isn’t rocket science, scenarios, diminish, cultural power, become dominant, there’s no sign of, for the most part, the other way round, population-wise, we might end up, perfectly obvious, diminution, prestige, the figures are going up, slackening off, long-term future, short term future

English as a Global language PDF Worksheet

Source: David Crystal – Will English Always Be the Global Language?