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Reading 1 : English Native Speakers Today about 330 million of people who speak English are native speakers

of the language. English is considered a world language, used in international trade, in research, and among diplomatic leaders of countries in which other languages are the native tongue. The language has contributed to evolve over hundreds of years the roman invaded Britain in 55 B , but their language had little effect on that the elts, the people who were already living there. !t wasn"t until the #00s that the language similar to the English spoken today was brought to England by three $ermanic tribes % The &ngles, the 'a(ons, and the )utes. English was influenced by people who invaded England later, also, especially the 'candinavians and *orman +rench. This influenced increased beginning in the ,-00s when the British Empire was e(panding. &s English speakers migrated through the world, they brought their language with them. &lso when, they moved to other land, they absorbed some of the languages of people already inhabiting the area. The English language has borrowed so many words and had been influenced by so many languages that today it has the world"s most e(pensive vocabulary. &nd &lthough English is not a very easy language to learn, it is a language that will probably remain very popular throughout the world.

Reading 2 : The grasshopper

& grasshopper spent the summer hopping about in the sun and singing to his heart "s content. .ne day, an ant went hurrying by, looking very hot and weary. /0hy are you working on such a lovely day1 % said the grasshopper. / !"m collecting foods for the winter % said the ant % and ! suggest you do the same, / &nd off she went, helping the other ants to carry food to their store. The $rasshopper carried on hopping and singing. 0hen winter came the ground was covered with snow. The grasshopper had no food and was hungry.'o he went the ants and asked for food. / 0hat did you do all summer when we were working to collect our food1 % said one of the ants. / ! was busy hopping and singing say the grasshopper. / 0ell % say the ant % if you hop and sing all summer, and do not work, then you must starve in the winter./

Reading 3 : Predators The living things in an ecosystem affect each other in many ways. The consumers that kill other animals for food are called 23redators4. The word predator usually brings to mind picture of lions and wolves, but such creatures as robbing, frogs and human are also predators. 'ome predators, carnivores such as lions, depend entirely they kill while many others, such as fo(es and human, eat plant too. 'ome people think of predator as 2bad4, though humans themselves are the greatest predator the world has known. 'ometimes individual predators kill farm animals and these predators have to be controlled. Too often however, people try to e(terminate entire populations of predator, with the wrong idea that they are doing good. 3eople usually believe that the predators have an easy life, killing defenses animals. But studies of predators and their preys show that this is not the situation, after observing tigers in &frica, 5r $eorge 'haller wrote6 2 &lthough the tiger has some important weapons such as its great speed, strength and si7e, and formidable claws and teeth, they have a difficult time because they have to make twenty or thirty attempts to be able to catch a prey. 5r. 5avid 8eech, who has worked with wolves, made the same observations and he concluded that wolves tend to kill animals that are either young, old, sick, weak, in9ured or diseased. !n conclusion, although predators are normally bigger than the rest of the animals which are their preys, they are fewer than the animals they chase or prey upon.