The World's English Mania - Ted Tuesday's
What’s this English Mania about?!?!?
Do you often find yourself alone while learning English?
Are you having a hard time in keeping up with your lessons or connecting with anyone in your workplace or school?
In today’s TED Talk Tuesday, I will be talking about a video called “The World’s English Mania” by Jay Walker where he explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English.
- With problems becoming much more global and international and with solutions
becoming more global and international so to be able to connect with this big world, English is a turning point in our world.
- We are more connected to each other today because of English with almost 2 billion people
learning the language.
- Some countries are putting a lot of investment in English because they believe this gives their
people the opportunity for a better life ahead.
- While your native language is your life, English can help you become part of a larger
- For many, English represents hope for a better future, a better world where we have a common
language to solve our collective problems.
- Mania: mental illness marked by periods of great excitement, euphoria,
delusions, and over activity. An excessive enthusiasm or desire; an obsession.
- Pandemonium: wild and noisy disorder, an uproar.
- Weeping: to express grief, sorrow by shedding tears usually accompanied by
sobs and or other inarticulate sounds.
- To let somebody down: fail to support someone, to disappoint someone.
- Turning point: a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs,
especially one with beneficial results.
What’s black and white and red all over? A newspaper!
*Pronounce red as “read”