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.

The Main Points
  • 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
    conversation.
  • For many, English represents hope for a better future, a better world where we have a common
    language to solve our collective problems.
The Vocab & Expressions
  • 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.
The Joke

What’s black and white and red all over? A newspaper!

*Pronounce red as “read”

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