Languages of the Modern World
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The 10 Most Spoken Languages of the World 1 Mandarin 2 English 3 Spanish 4 Hindi 5 Russian 6 Arabic 7 Portuguese 8 Bengali 9 French 10 Malay, Indonesian
What do we know about languages? The oldest written language is Egyptian. Mandarin Chinese is spoken by 700 million people. India has 845 languages.
How many people speak English? Today English is spoken by at least 750 million people, and half of those speak it as a mother tongue.
English-speaking countries The United Kingdom, the United States of America, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Malta, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Guyana Jamai
How can we learn English? The best way to learn: Work hard Listen attentively Use a dictionary Watch films in English Read aloud Practice a lot
Connect the parts of the sentences 1. English is 2. People speak 3. If you want to speak a foreign language well 4. If you see new words in the text 5. Even if you make mistakes while learning a foreign language
New Words Multilingualism-володіння багатьма мовами Recollection - спогади Polyglot-людина, яка володіє багатьма мовами The Tower of Babel-Вавилонська башта Interpreter -перекладач
Complete the sentences 1.One of the well known polyglots was 4. He spoke about a)Cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti a) 45 languages fluently b)Lord Byron b) 40 languages fluently c)Julius Caesar c) nearly 50 languages fluently 2. He was 5. He new a number of a) the head of the Council a) foreign languages b) the head of the Vatican b) technical terms c) an interpreter c) dead languages 3.When he was 12, he already spoke 6. He learned languages a) nearly 20 languages a) travelling abroad b) nearly 10 languages b) with a teacher c) nearly 12 languages c) without leaving Italy
Read the sentences and say if they correspond to the text or not. 1. «Do you speak English? » — with this phrase begins the conversation between two people that speak English. 2. People of different nations have to learn foreign languages. 3. It is very useful to learn foreign languages. 4. English is the language of medicine, sport, and cinematography. 5. English is not very popular now. 6. It is the official language of Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. 7. If you like travelling you can go to other countries with the interpreter