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E These pictures show different ways of learning a language. In pairs discuss what they show.




· decide together which ways are the most helpful for learning a language

· say which activities you do, or would like to do

· ask about your partner’s experience

· discuss your reasons for learning a language



3f Look at two columns below. In which column is it possible to usecanorbe able toafter the words? Finish the sentences using your own ideas about learning languages.

My brother _____________. I _____________. A lot of people _____________. Not many English people __. I want to _______________. One day I will _______________. He might _______________. I’d like to _______________.

3g Complete these sentences usingcan, can’twhere possible or(not) be able to.

1 I always learn a few words of the language when I go abroad.

It’s nice to speak to local people.

2 I’m sorry, can you please repeat that? It’s very noisy and I hear you.


3 I’m going to take extra French Lessons because I want to speak to people when I’m on holiday.

4 It’s great using the Internet.

You learn a lot of new expressions.

5 If you go to Australia for two years, you’ll speak English really well by the time you come back.

6 Why don’t you ask your teacher to recommend a book? She may help you.

7 I’m very sorry, but I’m afraid that

I come to the lesson next week.

8 People who work in the tourist industry usually need to speak more than just one language.

3h Write a list of five things that you can’t do at the moment but you will / might be able to do in the future. Use the ideas to help you. Find out what your partners think they will be able to do in the future.

Example

I can’t drive a car but I might be able to when I’m older.

· read a novel in English / finish the coursebook

· explain the difference between allow, let and permit / read EXTRA ACTIVITIES section

· graduate from university / I am 20-22

· visit the moon / technology becomes cheaper

 

 


4. Speaking

4a What questions would you ask about the English language?

Here are the most frequently asked ones. Match the questions with the answers from the webpage below:


· Why do people learn English?

· What’s the longest word in English?

· How many people speak English?

· How many words are there in English?

· What’s the most common letter in English?

· Where does English come from?


 

 
 

We can't answer that question exactly, but here's a recipe we came across the other day.

50 grammes Greek

75 grammes Latin

400 grammes Anglo Saxon

150 grammes Norse

300 grammes French (flavoured with Latin and Greek)

25 grammes other mixed languages

Mix all the ingredients together.

Cook slowly for 1,000 years

   
 

English is the main language in 30 countries, and there are about 375 million people who speak it as their first language. It is also used as an official language in over 70 other countries such as Cameroon, Tanzania, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Fiji, and is a second language for about 350 million people. One in two Europeans can speak English quite well and can have a proper conversation, and in the future even more Europeans will be able to speak it. All in all, there are about 1,000 million (a billion) people who can't speak English, but they're learning it!

   
 

There are about 300,000 entries in the Oxford English Dictionary.However, there are many scientific and technical words that are not in the dictionary (for example, there are over a million types of insect). An educated English speaker only uses about 30,000 words.

 
 

According to the Oxford English Dictionary,it is the name for a lung disease caused by breathing in dangerous dust and is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

 
 

The letter 'e' is used more than any other. Ernest Wright was very interested in this fact, and wanted to see if it was possible to communicate without using this letter at all.

He wasn't able to write very much! In the end, he wrote a 200-page novel, Gadsby, without using any words containing the| letter 'e'. Sadly, it was not a great success, but here is a bit of it:

A glorious full moon sails across a sky without a cloud. A crisp night air has folks turning up coat collars and kids hopping up and down for warmth.

 
   
 

It's the top language for travel and tourism, and is used in business and science. At the moment, 80 per cent of the world's Internet sites are in English, but this will fall when more countries start using their own language.

 

4b With your partner discuss the following points:


· where the Russian language comes from

· how many people speak/learn Russian

· why people abroad learn Russian

· what is the most frequently used letter in Russian

 

4c Work in groups. Write a sentence (as long as possible) without any words containing the letter ‘e’. Students whose sentence is the longest are the winners.

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