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The Norman Conquest

The History of English in 10 minutes - Chapter 2 (OU)

The Norman Conquest

Comprehension

  1. When and what was the Norman Conquest?
  2. In which areas was French used?
  3. In which areas was English used?
  4. Which language was used in the Church?
  5. When did English again become the main language?

Discussion

Why do you think English triumphed over French as the main language in Britain, despite French being the language of the ruling class?

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  1. The Origins of the English Language
  2. Why So Much Variety in English?

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English as a world language

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    English in Britain

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    Why So Much Variety in English?

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    Why is English So Popular?

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    Word origin - 2

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    Word origin - 1

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    The King James Bible

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    English and Empire

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    The Age of the Dictionary

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    Ages of English Timeline

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