Answer key: Language

Lesson Plan:

Lesson Plan: Speak A Different Language: Change Your Personality?

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. bilingual |bīˈliNGgwəl|-adjective (of a person) speaking two languages fluently: a bilingual secretary.
  2. notion |ˈnōSHən|-noun-a conception of or belief about something: children have different notions about the roles of their parents | I had no notion of what her words meant.
  3. encodes |enˈkōd|-verb [ with obj. ]convert into a coded form.Convert (information or an instruction) into a particular form: the amount of time required to encode a WAV file to MP3 format.
  4. sceptics |ˈskeptik|(Brit. sceptic )-noun-a person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions.
  5. influence |ˈinflo͝oəns|-noun-the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself: the influence of television violence |
  6. symmetrical  səˈmetrikəl|-adjective made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; showing symmetry.
  7. bicultural |bīˈkəlCHərəl|-adjectiv-having or combining the cultural attitudes and customs of two nations, peoples, or ethnic groups: there is too little recognition of the children’s bilingual and bicultural status.
  8. myths |miTH|-noun-a widely held but false belief or idea: he wants to dispel the myth that sea kayaking is too risky
  9. plethora |ˈpleTHərə|-noun (a plethora of) a large or excessive amount of (something): a plethora of committees.
  10. proposed |prəˈpōz|-verb-[ with obj. ] put forward (an idea or plan) for consideration or discussion by others: he proposed a new nine-point peace plan

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. T- Last week, Johnson took a look at some of the advantages of bilingualism.
  2. T- In learning new languages there is exposure to new friends, and literature.
  3. F-  It is different to claim to have a different personality when using a different language.
  4. F-The Economist  hosted a debate on the subject in 2010.
  5. F- Significantly, most people are not symmetrically bilingual.
  6. F- Many people are not always best in their first language.
  7. T- Crib bilinguals,raised in two languages do not usually have perfectly symmetrical competence in their two languages.
  8. F- Many bilinguals are not bicultural.
  9. T- Some Germans believe that frequently putting the verb at the end of a sentence makes the language especially logical.
  10. F- Only in English do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway.

 Grammar Focus

Structure and Usage

I.-1-It’s an exciting notion  

II.-3-They are not always best in their first language.

III. 2- Asking people to tell a happy story  will put them in a better mood.