Why do you like English?
We asked football fans in Brazil a series of questions about Brazilian football and culture and English. In this video, the fans say why English is important to them.
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Valerie: I think it's a very beautiful language. I like to speak English. And I think it's easy.
Joao Pedro: It's a beautiful language and I like to speak it.
Emanuela: I think it's a very universal language.
Victor: I think English is quite concise, and I like it.
Peter: And er.. comparatively simple grammar and it's very widespread through the world, so it's very easy to get in contact with.
Ana: It's a simple language in a good sense, that you can say what you want in a million different ways. And you can easily get around with it.
Fernando: I think the first thing in terms of the language itself - the vocabulary. It's very extensive so there's a word for everything you want to express, but also the sense and the possibility of liberty that English gives you to connect with people around the world. So... the freedom, really, associated with English.
Sabrina: Wherever I travel I can communicate with whoever. It connects me with people all over the world. It's a universal language.
Andre: You can talk with everyone in the world and.. everyone knows English.
Karina: I like how it sounds, and I like.... everyone can speak English and it's just an easy way to communicate. If you're in a different country, you just ask, 'Do you speak English?'
Genebra: If you go to Brazil, there's people speaking English. Then you go to Spain, anywhere you can go, they speak English and you can communicate with people.
Artur: As everybody knows it's a worldwide language, everyone knows that you can go everywhere and everyone will understand you.
Joao: Of course, it's a universal language, everybody speaks it. You can go to China and they'll talk it.
Caio: It's a language that it's good for connect others. I guess it's the most important thing in that language. And it doesn't matter which country that you go, you always find someone that speaks that language.
Patricia: It's great for tourism. It's great to help tourists.