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History of English Listening Quiz


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Listening Comprehension questions based on a video available at Youtube and Open University Channel.

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History of English Listening Quiz

  1. 1. The History of English In 10 Minutes
  2. 2. Check out the video in Youtube or the OpenUniversity:<iframe width="560" height="315"src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>Watch as many times as needed and answer thefollowing questions. Careful! The answers comeon the next slide after each question.
  3. 3. 1. The Romans gaveEnglish many wordsfrom the LatinLanguage.
  4. 4. False: Not manywords, though words referingto simple every day things.
  5. 5. 2. French was mandatoryfor all official business atthe beginning of the XI- XIIcenturies.
  6. 6. True
  7. 7. 3. Very few words comefrom Shakespeare.
  8. 8. Falso: About 2000words
  9. 9. 4. The King James Biblegave rise to a wholeglossary of metaphorand morality.
  10. 10. True
  11. 11. 5. In the UK, Latin is thelanguage of science:especially physicistsspeak in this language.
  12. 12. False: This was truebefore the 17th century.
  13. 13. 6. English hasincorporated manywords from countriesthey have conquered.Forexample, canoe, bungalow, and cannibal comefrom Africa.
  14. 14. False: Words fromAfrica are zombie andvoodoo.
  15. 15. 7. Since 1928, theinvention of dictionarieshas stopped people frommaking up words.
  16. 16. False: it’s impossible tostop people making upwords, and dictionarieshave proven this.
  17. 17. 8. The USA spread thelanguage of drugs andmusic.
  18. 18. False: it has spread thelanguage ofcapitalism, “cool”movies, and jazz.
  19. 19. 9. The internet broughtback typing andacronyms.
  20. 20. True
  21. 21. 10. Now there arearound 1.5 billionnatives speakers ofEnglish.
  22. 22. False: 1.5 billion peoplespeak English around theworld, but onle ¼ are nativespeakers.