VOA Special English

VOA Special English (Voice of America Special English) - uproszczona odmiana języka angielskiego używana przez rozgłośnię "Głos Ameryki" w celu przekazywania informacji osobom nieanglojęzycznym oraz do nauki języka angielskiego.

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SOE - (Special Operations Executive - Zarząd Operacji Specjalnych)

Brytyjska organizacja, której zada­niem było prowadzenie dywersji i wspomaganie ruchu oporu w oku­powanych państwach europejskich, powstała 17 lipca 1940 r. z inicjaty­wy premiera Winstona Churchilla w wyniku połączenia niewielkiej sekcji D - wydziału sabotażu wy­wiadu brytyjskiego MI6, M1(R) -wydziału...

English spoken countries

In which countries is English officially spoken?

English is officially spoken in: the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belize, Jamaica, Guyana, American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belau, Bermuda, Botswana, British...

English - your passport to the future

I think English is my passport to the future. You can ask why? It's easy. I would like to live in the USA, find a good job and have a lot of money. But if I want to have a good work my English have to be almost perfect. I kneed to know grammar and a lot of vocabulary. Everywhere you go the first questions are "do...

Types of English

In my home we use three types of language. As a family we talk to each other in Polish, outside our house we use English. Sometimes when we meet our friends we use mixture of both, interlacing Polish with English.

Most of our lives we lived in Poland so although we learned other languages, we used our native...

Why do people in Poland and all over the world learn English?

I learn English for seven years. When I was starting learning language I was only studding in my school. But the standard of the teaching was very low. Then, in the third year of learning I started learning private. Since that moment I was learning very well. After year I was the best in the class. And I am still...

Why does my sister learn English?

My elder sister, Magdalene is 22 years old. She is a grown-up, married women. She is now studding economics, marketing and management in private school of business. She is on 4th year of study .She is now working in big, international marketing firm. She is now writing hers M.A. thesis about credit cards. She must...

English as a world language

English is the mother tongue of over 450 million people. Almost half of them live in the U.S.A. Over 500 million people speak English as a second language. When we come to consider English as a foreign language, the number of speakers is pure guesswork. Even in the Western Europe there are no reliable statistics...

If you had a choice to visit any English speaking country where would you like to go, and why?

I think that everyone would like to go somewhere. Personally I always wanted to go to the USA, exacly to New York, because my grandmother told me that there is our family I would like to visit the States. This country is located in the west hemisphere. People there have great opportunites to develop their...

Business Plan for a bookstore - in English

Executive Summary We have opened a bookstore specialized in children’s books. The books are targeted at the age group of 0-12 years. We value personal contact with our customers and want to advise adults and children to make the right choice in picking a book suitable for their personal needs. We hire 1 full time assistant and one part-time student plus of course the owner works in the bookstore full time. The owner entered with 30 000 euros and took a two- year loan of 5 000 ...

The history and meaning of English language

English is an Indo-European, West Germanic language originating in England, and is the mother language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the Philippines. English is a West Germanic language originated from the Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain by Germanic settlers and Roman auxiliary troops from various parts of what is now northwest Germany and the Northern Netherlands. The original Old English language was then ...

Nobel Prize laureates coming from English-speaking countries

Alfred Nobel was born on 21 October 1833 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The foundations of the Nobel Prize were laid in 1895 when Alfred Nobel wrote his last will, leaving much of his wealth for its establishment. Since 1901, the prize has honored men and women for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine,

Science-fiction novel- English literature

Science-fiction novel: A novel that takes place in the future and usually involves speculations based on current science. A popular novel form which involves some utopian elements. The object is to reflect back on how we are now, as well as to dream on the possible future where life has more potential. Another object is to create an environment for moral discussion. Common subjects for science fiction include the future, near and far, especially future societies better or worse than ...

Łódź Special Economic Zone

Łódź Special Economic Zone ( ŁSEZ ) The region of Łódź is one of the most disadvantaged in Poland. Before political reformation which took place in ’90, Łódź was mainly an light industrial city. Textile and clothes produced here have been exported to USSR but later production was reduced. Next textile production plants were closed or privatised, workers were fired with no another job opportunity. Increasing unemployement and massive work emigration forced the authorities to ...

Modern developments in English

Although Received Pronunciation seems to be the most recognizable English accent, only small percentage of population actually uses it. It included the most influential and educated people in public life, whose speeches are usually prestigious. The leveling was no longer commonplace and a number of accents could be heard. Cinema and television influenced British speech in quite a significant way. The cinema familiarized Britons with the American sound, which later became standard among TV ...

The 19th and 20th centuries in English

After Nelson's victory at Trafalgar in 1805 Britain gained control over the oceans and British ships sailed around the world seeking new spheres of dominance. Also, many new words were imported from a great number of languages and gradually assimilated into English. The nineteenth century brought many words derived from other languages, among which we can mention Indian (cashmere, pyjamas, polo), Chinese (kow-tow, chin-chin), Japanese (harakiri, samurai, geisha), Malay (sarong, dugong,

SIG (Special Interest Group)

SIG (Special Interest Group) - międzynarodowa grupa specjalnych zainteresowań, opracowująca nowe rozwiązania sprzętu technicznego i oprogramowania (aplikacji systemów i języka programowania) dla telekomunikacji. Konsorcjum pięciu firm: Ericsson, Nokia, IBM, Intel i Toshiba, opracowało niedawno...