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School Research Paper


Jakoubson Julia

Grade: 9 A

School 9

Teacher Gorbacheva M.V.

Kolomna 2003.




I. Old English...3-17

a). Celtic Tribes3-4

b). The Romans4-10

c). Germanic Tribes.10-15

d). The Norman French..15-16

II. Middle English....16-19

III. Mordent English...20-22


List of Literature..26



Why do people all over the world learn foreign languages?  Perhaps
because the world is getting smaller, in a way:  nations are more
closely linked with each other than ever before, companies operate
world-wide, scientists of different nationalities co-operate, and
tourists travel practically everywhere.  The ability to communicate with
people from other countries is getting more and more important. And
learning foreign languages broadens your horizons, too!

Before learners of a foreign language are able to communicate, they have
to acquire many skills.  They must learn to produce unfamiliar sounds. 
They must build up a vocabulary.  They must learn grammar rules and how
to use them.  And, last but not least, they must develop listening,
speaking, reading and writing skills and learn how to react in a variety
of situations.

All people like to travel. Some travel around their own country, others
travel abroad. Some like to travel into the future, others prefer to
travel into the past. While I was working out my research paper and
reading many books on English history, I had an exciting trip into a
remote past. It was a fantastical journey our Imaginary Time Machine and
a Magic Wand. The Time Machine took me into the depth of the centuries,
into the very early history of Britain. I waved the Magic Wand and the
words began to talk, they disclosed to me their mysteries, I discovered
secrets hidden in familiar things. In other words, you will be a witness
of making of English. 

Old English. (450-1100)

a). Celtic tribes.

Make a first turn of the Time Machine and you will find yourself on the
British Isles in the time of the ancient inhabitants, the Celts. The
Celts were natives of the British Isles long before the English. The
Celts had their language, which is still spoken by the people living in
the part of Britain known as Wales. And though many changes happened on
the British Isles, some Celtic words are still used in the English

Two thousand years ago there was an Iron Age Celtic culture throughout
the British Isles. It seems that the Celts, who had been arriving from
Europe from the eighth century BC onwards, intermingled with the peoples
who were already there. We know that religious sites that had been built
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