Lesson Plan: Speak A Different Language: Change Your Personality?
II. While Reading Activities
- bilingual |bīˈliNGgwəl|-adjective (of a person) speaking two languages fluently: a bilingual secretary.
- 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.
- 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.
- sceptics |ˈskeptik|(Brit. sceptic )-noun-a person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions.
- 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 |
- symmetrical səˈmetrikəl|-adjective made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; showing symmetry.
- 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.
- myths |miTH|-noun-a widely held but false belief or idea: he wants to dispel the myth that sea kayaking is too risky
- plethora |ˈpleTHərə|-noun (a plethora of) a large or excessive amount of (something): a plethora of committees.
- 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
- T- Last week, Johnson took a look at some of the advantages of bilingualism.
- T- In learning new languages there is exposure to new friends, and literature.
- F- It is different to claim to have a different personality when using a different language.
- F-The Economist hosted a debate on the subject in 2010.
- F- Significantly, most people are not symmetrically bilingual.
- F- Many people are not always best in their first language.
- T- Crib bilinguals,raised in two languages do not usually have perfectly symmetrical competence in their two languages.
- F- Many bilinguals are not bicultural.
- T- Some Germans believe that frequently putting the verb at the end of a sentence makes the language especially logical.
- F- Only in English do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway.
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.