English Around the World
The expression English around the world
refers to the international nature of English.
It is the main language used in the United
States, Canada, U.K., Australia, South Africa,
and many other countries around the world,
but it is also the language which speakers of
other languages use to communicate with
each other, be it for business or pleasure.
Completing an online registration
First Name: Guillermo Last Name: Vázquez
Country: Mexico E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Username: Memovazz Telephone Number: 834 148 58 66
Security Question When is your birthday? July 21, 1981
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
• Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his
two roommates in 2004, while they were students at
Harvard University. Membership to the site has now
been extended to anyone over the age of 13, and there
are nearly 200 million users worldwide. It has
estimated revenues of over $300 million.
(Loanwords or loan words)
Words borrowed from a donor language and
incorporated into a recipiet language.
• Can you help me?
• Can you speak more slowly?
• How do you say that in English?
• Can you spell that?
• Can you repeat that?
• What does that mean?
The verb to be
I am not
You are not
He is not
She is not
It is not
We are not
They are not
Contractions of the verb be
I’m not -- I amn’t
You aren’t -- You’re not
He isn’t -- He’s not
She isn’t -- She’s not
It isn’t -- It’s not
We aren’t -- We’re not
They aren’t – They’re not
I am Jorge, I’m 7 years old. I am
from Victoria city. I am not a bad
He’s Justin Bieber, he is from Canada
and he is 19 years old.
She is Francisca, she’s from Mexico
and she’s 65 years old. She isn’t my
They are Mario and Fernando
Almada, they are from Sonora and
they’re 90 years old. They aren’t
singers, they’re actors.
I am Goku, I am not from planet Earth, I am
from planet Vegeta and I am 18 years old,
envious people will say this is paint.
Yes/no questions of verb be
Yes, + Affirmative full form. Short form
No, + Negative full form///Negative short form.
Are you Sarah Connor? Yes, I am. No, I am not.// No, I’m not.
Is he from New York? Yes, he is. No, he is not.// No, he isn’t.
Is Ana a doctor? Yes, she is. No, she is not.// No, she isn’t.
Is the cat two years old? Yes, it is. No, it is not.// No, it isn’t.
Are John and Mike friends? Yes, they are. No, they are not.// No, they aren’t.
Are they from Denver? Yes, they are. No, they are not.// No, they aren’t.
Are you from Victoria city? Yes, we are. No, we are not.// No, we aren’t.
A B C D E F
G H I J K L
M N O P Q R
S T U V W X
Using polite language
Thank you very much
We use ordinal numbers to count the things or
events in ORDER.
John arrived to the classroom at 4, then Sarah
arrived at 4:05 and finally Greg arrived at 4:09.
John arrived first (1st)
Sarah arrived second (2nd)
Greg arrived third (3rd)
In English, we use ordinal number for dates.
Or WH questions are questions that we use for getting more specific
information instead of only a yes or not.
What – for things. What is your name? What is your last name?
Where – for places. Where are you from? Where is the party?
When -- for dates. When is your birthday? When is the party?
How -- age/manner. How old are you? How are you? How do you spell that?
Why -- reason. Why are you happy? Why is he sad?
Who -- people. Who is your teacher? Who is she?