Read the passage about English and fill in each gap with one suitable word. Circle A, B, C or D.
(Đọc bài văn về tiếng anh và đền chỗ trống với từ thích hợp. Khoanh vào A, B, C , D)
English began as a west Germanic language which was brought to England around 400 AD. Old English was the spoken and (1)____________ language of England between 400 and 1100 AD. But Old English was very different from modem English and only a (2)__________ words can be easily recognized. English from about 1300 to 1500 is (3) __________ as Middle‘English. It was influenced by
French and Latin in (4) _________ and pronunciation. Modern English developed from the Middle English dialect of the East Midlands and was influenced by the English (5)_________ in London, where a printing press was set up in 1476. The development of printing (6) ____________ establish standards of spelling and grammar, (7) _____ there remained a lot of variation. (6) ________ the 18th century American English was well-established and developing independently (9)_____________ British English. Americans believed that (10) _____________ their own language was part of their national identity. the 19th century, more words were (12) from the greatly
(ID ____ languages of the immigrants to the US. Black English (13) extended the language. At the end of the 20th century English tends to be (14)__________ less formal. Few British people know much about grammar, since it is not usually (15)__________ in schools, but a (16)_________ who cannot speak and write.(17)_________ is likely to be at a disadvantage. English is now an international language and is used as a means of (18) between people from many countries.