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Why do you like English?

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.

What do you think the fans will say?

Watch the video and complete the activities.

Tapescript

First watch the video, then, if the video is too difficult try reading the tapecript to help your understanding.

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.

Why is English important to you?

 
Activity 1: In this activity, learn some vocabulary that was used by the fans. Match the vocabulary to the definitions. When you finish the activity, watch the video again and listen to the fans using the vocabulary.
Match the words with their definitions

Activity 2: This activity tests your memory. Can you remember what the different fans said about why they like English? Use the words to complete the fans' quotes. Watch the video again, if you can't remember :)
Complete the quote


Activity 3: Have a go at this game and try to spell the adjectives that you were looking at in the previous activities. When you finish, have another go and see if you can do it faster! Do you think you could use these adjectives in a conversation?
Pop the Balloons to spell the adjective.

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Over to you: Why is English important to you?

Why is English important to you? Do you need it for work? Do you need it for your studies?
When have you used your English? Do you use it outside of class? Have you used English abroad?
How wil English help you in the future?
 
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Richard J's picture
Richard J
18/02/2021
EC
2846
points

English is important for me because actually I study English at the university and I'm supossed to be a teacher in the future so in this moment I need English for my studies and in the future for my professional life.


Richard J's picture
Richard J
18/02/2021 02:47
Ecuador
Liverpool
2846

English is important for me because actually I study English at the university and I'm supossed to be a teacher in the future so in this moment I need English for my studies and in the future for my professional life.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
14/06/2020
TR
6470
points

English is the language I like to express my feelings with
I teach English so it's essential for my work but also it's a hobby for me
I always use English everywhere :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
14/06/2020 00:14
Turkey
Manchester United
6470

English is the language I like to express my feelings with
I teach English so it's essential for my work but also it's a hobby for me
I always use English everywhere :)

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Because it is important to communicate with people all over the world.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016 20:28
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Because it is important to communicate with people all over the world.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/11/2015
ME
3557
points

English is the most widespread language in the world along with spanish. But the real beauty lies in the diversity of dialects.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/11/2015 13:28
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

English is the most widespread language in the world along with spanish. But the real beauty lies in the diversity of dialects.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

English is more important to me as I use it in my studies, and it's more used at work


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 08:39
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

English is more important to me as I use it in my studies, and it's more used at work

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/11/2015
ME
3557
points

You need english wherever you go. I use it everywhere.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/11/2015 16:44
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

You need english wherever you go. I use it everywhere.

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
01/11/2015
BR
1315
points

English is very important for me, for my job, studuing, cinema, etc...


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
01/11/2015 21:37
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

English is very important for me, for my job, studuing, cinema, etc...

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
21/10/2015
BR
1315
points

VERY GOOD.


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
21/10/2015 03:26
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

VERY GOOD.

Anec's picture
Anec
16/07/2014
LK
0
points

English is the only one language which is very important.


Anec's picture
Anec
16/07/2014 14:05
Sri Lanka
Chelsea
0

English is the only one language which is very important.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
07/02/2016
ME
3557
points

The most important, yes. Still, it is always good to know as many languages as possible.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
07/02/2016 19:18
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

The most important, yes. Still, it is always good to know as many languages as possible.

casena
13/07/2014
SD
1
points

First of all i don't see this video is difficult at all .. hope it mean i'm good in English ;)
and English is important because it's first langauge in the world


casena
13/07/2014 16:18
Sudan
Manchester United
1

First of all i don't see this video is difficult at all .. hope it mean i'm good in English ;)
and English is important because it's first langauge in the world

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