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Why is it hard to understand British English?
The British tend to speak much more quickly than Americans which can result in problems, particularly in the US where ears are generally not attuned to British accents. Then there’s the problem with UK regional dialects – and there are many – some of which can be difficult to understand for fellow Britons, even.
Do the British speak proper English?
The Bible was one of the first books to be printed. Shakespeare, despite the cries of many students around the world, is in fact written in modern English and his use of language helped move the English language on further than most – adding thousands of words.
Is British English more correct than American?
Short answer: No English is more correct than any other. Long answer: Language transforms and changes ALL THE TIME. Even in British English, there are many words that are added to and removed from dictionaries every year!
How many people in the UK can not speak English?
1.3\% of the population of England and Wales (726,000 people) could speak English but not well, and 0.3\% of the population (138,000 people) reported that they could not speak English at all Polish was the most commonly spoken language after English
What percentage of Caribbean people in the UK speak English?
End of interactive chart. 98.5\% of people from both Black Caribbean and White Irish backgrounds spoke English as their main language – a higher percentage than any other group after White British (99.7\%), and considerably higher than the 92.3\% average for England and Wales
Why do people around the world use English?
People around the world are using English for different reasons. 1. About 55\% of all written contents on the internet is in English. As our access to technology increases worldwide, there is an increase in a need to know English. 2. If you are able to speak English proficiently, you will able to communicate with more people.
How hard is it to learn English in the UK?
English is reasonably easy to learn the basics but rather complex in the details. I wold also say that there are places in Britain where they speak perfectly good English, that as a non English person, you would have great difficulty understanding. People are employed to do a job, nursing for example. The le