Thursday, November 29, 2012

HSC English The process of globalization

Read the passage below and answer the questions : 5-8
The process of globalization obviously requires a common language for international communication. For many different reasons, English has achieved the prestige of being that language. As a result, it has crossed national borders to reach people who speak other languages. It is no longer the unique possession of the British or American or other native speaker people, but a language that belongs to the worldÕs people. In fact, bilingual and multilingual users of English far outnumber its monolingual native speakers.
This phenomenon has led to a bewildering variety of English around the world. As more and more people speak English, more and more varieties have emerged which are strongly influenced by the pronunciation, grammar and idioms of the respective mother tongues. World English has now moved away from the control of its native speakers. There is a joke that global English is neither British nor American, rather it is bad English. However, the question of good or bad English is irrelevant now. TodayÕs slogan in mutual intelligibility among users of the language.
5. Write short answer to the following questions : 1X5=5
(a) What does the process of globalization require for international communication?
(b) Why are all of us indebted to English?
(c) Do you think that English is the unique possession of British or American?
(d) What happens when English is used by the people of different countries?
(e) What is your idea about global English?
Answer : (a) The process of globalization requires a common language for international communication.
(b) We are indebted to English as we make all our international communication through English.
(c) No, I donÕt think so. It has become the language of the worldÕs people.
(d) When people of different countries use English more and more varieties emerge which is strongly influenced by the pronunciation, grammar and idioms of the respective mother tongue.
(e) ‡lobal English is neither British nor American, rather it is bad English.
6. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 1X5=5
International trade requires a common (a) t For some reasons English has become (b) t language. Today bilingual and multilingual users of English for (c) t the native speakers. As a result a great (d) t of English has emerged. English is now no longer in control of the (e) t speaker.
Answer: (a) language (b) that (c) outnumber (d) variety (e) native.
7. Summarize the central idea of the passage : 5
Answer :
English has become the language for all. It has crossed national border. It is a language of bewildering variety. It needs intelligible English for global communication. It is influenced by other native languages.
8. Based on your reading of the passage make short notes in each of the boxes about the standard of global English. (No.1 has been done for you) 5

No comments:

Post a Comment