The oldest written language is Egyptian.
Mandarin Chinese is spoken by 700
India has 845 languages.
United States of
Africa, India, Malta, Bahamas, Trinidad and
Tobago, Belize, Guyana Jamai.
The best way to learn:
• Work hard
• Listen attentively
• Use a dictionary
• Watch films in English
• Read aloud
• Practice a lot
There are some rules of memory.
We acquire 10% of information when we
We acquire 20% of information when we
We acquire 30% when we see
We aquire 90% when we teach others.
It is necessary to repeat the material
you've learnt every three days. If you do
not repeat the material within three
days most of the information vanishes
as if you never learnt it.
It's best to memorize material before
you go to bed. You'll memorize it more
It's very useful to listen to the material
you are learning. There are lot of words
in English which are not pronounced
according to the rules of reading.
Multilingualism-володіння багатьма мовами
Recollection - спогади
Polyglot-людина, яка володіє багатьма мовами
The Tower of Babel-Вавилонська башта
1.One of the well known polyglots was…
a)Cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti
4. He spoke about…
a) 45 languages fluently
b) 40 languages fluently
c) nearly 50 languages fluently
2. He was…
a) the head of the Council
b) the head of the Vatican
c) an interpreter
5. He new a number of…
a) foreign languages
b) technical terms
c) dead languages
3.When he was 12, he already spoke…
a) nearly 20 languages
b) nearly 10 languages
c) nearly 12 languages
6. He learned languages…
a) travelling abroad
b) with a teacher
c) without leaving Italy
1. “Do you speak English?” — with this phrase begins
the conversation between two people that speak
2. People of different nations have to learn foreign
3. It is very useful to learn foreign languages.
4. English is the language of medicine, sport, and
5. English is not very popular now.
6. It is the official language of Great Britain, the
USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.
7. If you like travelling you can go to other countries
with the interpreter