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Languages and Language Diversity. Listening, Reading and Vocabulary. Tagalo . Persian. صبح به خیر. M agandang U maga. Polish. Armenian. D zień D obry. Russian. բարի լույս. Swedish. доброе утро. 早安. B onjour. G od M orgon. Chinese. French. Vietnamese. καλημέρα.

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languages and language diversity

Languages and Language Diversity

Listening, Reading and Vocabulary

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Tagalo

Persian

صبح به خیر

Magandang Umaga

Polish

Armenian

Dzień Dobry

Russian

բարի լույս

Swedish

доброе утро

早安

Bonjour

God Morgon

Chinese

French

Vietnamese

καλημέρα

chào buổi sáng

Guten Morgen

Greek

ดีตอนเช้า

German

Sign Language

Thai

おはようございます

Japanese

Buenos Días

Good Morning

좋은 아침

Spanish

Korean

English

warm up
Warm Up
  • How many languages do you think there are in the world?
  • Do you think languages change?
  • Do you think English will replace other languages?
  • What other language would you like to learn?
  • What language do you think it would be difficult for you to learn? Why?
system n
system (n)
  • a technique, method, procedure practice

Every person has a system for learning a foreign language.

characters n
characters (n)
  • a single letter or mark used in writing

Do you know how many charactersare in the Chinese language?

form v
form (v)
  • to create, make, shape, construct

The children formed a circle and played a game.

meaningful adj
meaningful (adj.)
  • significant, with meaning, with sense

Kathy writes meaningful poems which deals with social issues.

hearing impaired adj
hearing-impaired (adj.)
  • having a reduced or poor ability to hear

Hearing aids are used by some hearing-impaired senior citizens.

sign language n
sign language (n)
  • a system of communicating with gestures

Peter learned sign language in order to communicate with his deaf parents.

borrow v
borrow (v)
  • to copy or take words from another language

English has borrowed words from French; for example, cinema, souvenir, and petite.

specialist n
specialist (n)
  • a person who is an expert on something

Brian’s general doctor sent him to see a heart specialist.

refer to v
refer to (v)
  • stand for, suggest, signify, mean

Poultry refers to the meat from animals that have feathers.

divide v
divide (v)
  • split into parts, separate

The Mississippi river divides the west of Louisiana from the east.

brain n
brain (n)
  • the organ in the head used for thinking and feeling

Humans have large brains.

bilingual adj
bilingual (adj.)
  • speaking two languages

Steve is bilingual . He speaks Italian and English.

past n
past (n)
  • the time before the present, everything that happened previously

Rosie has a mysterious past. Nobody knows about her background.

rate n
rate (n)
  • speed or pace in which something moves, the cost of something

Slaves were forced to work at a rapid rate in the cotton fields.

The rate for the trip on that bus is $2.50.

estimate v n
estimate (v) (n)
  • to calculate something

The government estimates that it would take years before the economy recovers.

linguist n
linguist (n)
  • a person who knows several languages and their structure

Molly wrote a book on the origin of the English language. She is a well-known linguist.

pronunciation
Pronunciation
  • system
  • character
  • form
  • meaningful
  • hearing-impaired
  • sign language
  • borrow
  • specialist
  • refer to
  • divide
  • brain
  • bilingual
  • rate
  • estimate
  • linguists
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