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What do you want for Xmas? poem written by 6°4 and illustrations by 6°2 Léo+6°7 Chloé

-For Christmas, I want patience,

patient people,

kindness (gentillesse),

kind people                                                            kind [ai]

freedom and liberty

friends and friendship

beautiful people and interesting people

funny and happy people

good humour

unity and love

respect and respectful people

polite and politeness                                                                                 polite [ai]

free people and free countries (pays libres)

peace and peaceful meetings and people

 

 

Bring me a cat and a dog!

A cat  and a dog for their kindness and their  company!

 

And last but not least,

Some chocolate and juicy clementines!

 

The History of English language

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language/the-history-english-ten-minutes?track=5afc0d1597  

Right now around 1.5 billion people now speak English. Of these about a quarter are native
speakers, a quarter speak it as their second language, and half are able to ask for directions
to a swimming pool.
Modern hybrids of English have really caught on. There’s Hinglish – which is Hindi-English,
Chinglish – which is Chinese-English and Singlish – which is Singaporean English – and not
that bit when they speak in musicals.
So in conclusion, the language has got so little to do with England these days it may well be
time to stop calling it ‘English’. But if someone does think up a new name for it, it should
probably be in Chinese.

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