Unit 2 Learning about language The Road to Modern English Para. 1 The history of English spreading all over the world Time ? At the end of the 16th century ? now Place England ? _____
__________ England and many ? In the 17th century ? _______________ other countries all over the world ? _______________ because of that, English began to be spoken in many other countries. because +从句 because of +名词/-ing形式 due to / owing to / thanks to / as a result of / on account of because of rain. He stayed at home ____________ because it was He stayed at home ____________ raining heavily. than ever before 比以往任何时候更…… than ever before 副词 ever 与比较级和最高 级连用，用来加强语气，意为“比以往任何时候 更……”。 You’ll speak English better than ever before. Jane looks much prettier than ever before. Para.2 Native English speaker can understand each other even if they don’t speak the same kind of English. even if =even though “即使”，用来引导一个让步状语从 句，后面既可以用陈述语气，也可用虚拟语气，但是even if / though 引导的从句不用将来时。 Even if it rains tomorrow, we will leave for Beijing. 用if, as if, even if填空 （1）_________ I had money, I wouldn’t buy it. Even if If (2) _________ I had money, I would buy it. as if (3) It looks __________ it is going to rain. I’d like to come up to your apartment. come up 1. A child came up to me and said hello. 2. The sky was dark blue and clear when the moon came up. (太阳/月亮)升起 3. Your question came up at the meeting. 4. The grass is just beginning to come up. 走向，走近，上来 被提出 5. I will let you know if anything came up.