Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Life Pre-Intermediate 9F Disappearing Voices p.114-115

(Supplemental Materials for Specific Textbooks--Life Pre-Intermediate)


Lead-in Conversation: docs, pub
Vocab Cards: docs, pub
Match words to the sentences: docs, pub

How many languages are spoken in your country?  What are they?

What is the majority language in your country?  What are the minority languages in your country?

Some people think that everyone in a country should speak only the majority language so that everyone can communicate easily.  Do you agree or disagree?  Why or why not?

Some people think that it is important to preserve minority languages.  Do you agree or disagree?  Why or why not?

Does the government do anything to preserve minority languages in your country?

Are you interested in learning any of the minority languages in your country? Why or why not?

Language is always changing over time.  In what ways has your native language changed during your lifetime?

Nowadays, English is considered the global language.  Some people think that having a global language is a good thing, because it makes it easier for people to communicate.  Other people think that having a global language is a bad thing, because it makes young people become less interested in their own country’s language.  What do you think?  Why?

Is English the best language to be the world’s global language.  Or can you think of another language that would make a better global language?  (Which language do you think would be easiest for everyone in the world to learn?)

Can you name any languages that are no longer spoken?

What would you do if you had to travel to a country where it's people don't know how to speak neither your language nor English?

What languages are spoken the most throughout the world?

Which do you think is the most difficult language?


abandon
loss
awareness
neglect
disappear
remote
enduring
researcher
equipment
school
extinct
shift

Match the words to the sentences.  You may have to adjust the form of some of the verbs to fit the grammar of the sentence.
abandon, awareness, disappear, enduring, equipment, extinct, loss, neglect, researcher, school, shift

1. People suffering from hearing ________________ often find crowds difficult.
2. The sun ________________ behind a cloud.
3. He was a famous ________________
4. He ________________ to mention the fact that we could lose money on the deal.
5. Dinosaurs are ________________ .
6. The ________________ popularity of cartoons has contributed to their success.
7. When she looked again, the boy had ________________ .
8. They were forced to ________________ the car.
9. I’m going to ________________ you in science.
10. There has been a dramatic ________________ in public opinion on this matter.
11. It was a ________________ mountain village with no electricity supply.
12. The closure of the factory caused the ________________ of 400 jobs.
13. Environmental ________________ is increasing all the time.
14. Her husband ________________ in 1991.
15. She watched him ________________ into the crowd.
16. She was weak from ________________ of blood.
17. He was ________________ by his mother as a baby.
18. These flowers are ________________ from our countryside.
19. Eventually he ________________ from sight.
20. The match was ________________ because of rain.
21. The computer is a very useful piece of ________________
22. Thieves stole $500,000 worth of computer ________________ .
23. The car ________________ around the corner.
24. She leapt over the wall and ________________ down the alley.
25. We do safety checks on all our ________________ .
26. He was recompensed for ________________ of earnings.
27. Some of these kids have been badly ________________ in the past.
28. His voice sounded ________________ .
Answers:
1. People suffering from hearing loss often find crowds difficult.
2. The sun disappeared behind a cloud.
3. He was a famous researcher
4. He neglected to mention the fact that we could lose money on the deal.
5. Dinosaurs are extinct.
6. The enduring popularity of cartoons has contributed to their success.
7. When she looked again, the boy had disappeared.
8. They were forced to abandon the car.
9. I’m going to school you in science.
10. There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion on this matter.
11. It was a remote mountain village with no electricity supply.
12. The closure of the factory caused the loss of 400 jobs.
13. Environmental awareness is increasing all the time.
14. Her husband disappeared in 1991.
15. She watched him disappear into the crowd.
16. She was weak from loss of blood.
17. He was abandoned by his mother as a baby.
18. These flowers are disappearing from our countryside.
19. Eventually he disappeared from sight.
20. The match was abandoned because of rain.
21. The computer is a very useful piece of equipment
22. Thieves stole $500,000 worth of computer equipment.
23. The car disappeared around the corner.
24. She leapt over the wall and disappeared down the alley.
25. We do safety checks on all our equipment.
26. He was recompensed for loss of earnings.
27. Some of these kids have been badly neglected in the past.
28. His voice sounded remote.





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