Sources of the text http://www.seplan.am.gov.br/arquivos/downl oad/arqeditor/planejamento/des_org/treinam entos/ingles_basico%20.pdf http://www.globalenvision.org/library/33/655 http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsissues/lingua franca.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_franca
Exercise 1: [Scanning]What can you use this strategy for?
[dark blue]countries with significant concentrations of native speakers of English (in all of these countriesEnglish is an official or de facto language of administration)[light blue] other countries in which English is an official or important administrative languageSource: Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Exercise 2: [Personal Reflection]In your own words, state whyyou think English has become a lingua franca
Exercise 3:[Making Inferences]What can you use this strategy for?
Exercise 4:[Reading non-verbal information]What can you use this strategy for?
Source: Extract from Christopher W. Runckels article.Mr. Runckel advise Federal, State and Local U.S.A. government on awide range of issues. He is a specialist in foreign trip planning and hasserved the last seven U.S. Presidents in this capacity.