For the love of languages

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This lesson contains 16 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

Items in this lesson

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How many languages do you speak, and which ones? Write down as following: 2, Dutch + English (e.g.)

Slide 2 - Open question

Why did you choose to study Cambridge English?

Slide 3 - Open question

Is it important to learn foreign languages? Why (not)?

Slide 4 - Open question

You're going to watch a video about a man who learns a foreign language:

1. What strategies does he use to learn the language?
2. Are they useful in your opinion?

Teacher: stop video at 2.29

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Slide 6 - Video

Stop at 2.29

Where do you think the man is going?
Who is he going to meet? 

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Slide 8 - Video

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to work quickly and in an organized way
the language you learn from your parents
to feel you're similar to someone
all over the world
skillful, to be able to do something
amount of words you know
mother tongue
identify with

Slide 10 - Drag question

Let's listen   

1. What’s a polyglot?
2. What does the prefix poly mean?
3. Why do polyglots learn languages?
4. Explain the Nelson Mandela quote: ‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart’
5. What’s the effect of learning multiple languages on your brain?
6. What does the word ‘glot’ mean in ‘polyglot’?
7. What does ‘’sheer enjoyment’ mean?

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What job do you want to do later in life?

Slide 12 - Open question

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What do you like/dislike the most about your language classes?

Slide 14 - Open question

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