ТОР 5 статей:
A Work with a partner to discuss the following.
· What languages are spoken in Scotland?
· What can you do to prevent a language from disappearing?
5b Listen to a radio interview with Bradana MacKinnon, spokesperson for the Society for the Promotion of Gaelic. Tick the things that are mentioned. Track 19.
1 statistics about people speaking Gaelic
2 the differences between Gaelic
in Scotland and Ireland
3 the economy of the Gaelic-speaking
4 investment in cultural events
and festivals of Gaelic arts
5 training teachers of Gaelic
5c Listen again and choose the correct word for each space.
1 It’s a Gaelic word meaning .
a ‘sea’ b ‘salmon’ c ‘Celtic’
2 Should we fight to keep a dying
language , even if few people will ever use it or hear it?
a alive b spoken c life
3 In the last 100 years or so, the number of Gaelic-only speakers in Scotland has fallen from nearly to zero.
a 4,400 b 44,000 c 34,000
4 It’s also true to say that since there has been a revival in the Celtic culture and language.
a the 1960s b the 1930s c the 1960s
5 There has been a huge in the number of young children being educated in Gaelic in primary schools and nurseries.
a decrease b drop c increase
6 At the moment we’re trying to raise our profile and we have a new fund-raising .
a program b campaign c company
7 Every language, like every of animal, is unique and worth protecting.
a species b spices c spaces