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A2-B1 - What makes a language... a language? - Martin Hilpert

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Task Description
- Listening and comprehension - Build the vocabulary - Review the grammar - Start a discussion about the subject of the video
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Scene summary
This lesson uses a TedEd video as a tool to boost the vocabulary, improve the grammar and talk about languages.
Video length
4 minutes 57 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Other pedagogical goals
Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Adults
high-school
High schoolers
adults
Adults
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Upload date
28/11/2021
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
People that speak German Languages always understand each other.
true
false
2. Unmix the sentence.
Mandarin
and
Cantonese
are
often
referred to
as
Chinese dialects.
3. Choose the correct options.
"...can usually communicate in their native tongues with little difficulty." "Difficulty" sounds like "difficult" but what's the difference?
difficulty is an adverb, difficult an adjective
difficulty is an adjective, difficult an adverb
difficulty is a noun, difficult an adjective
difficulty is an adjective, difficult a noun
4. Choose the correct options.
So,_____is a form of speech considered a dialect versus a language?
what
how
when
where
5. Choose the correct options.
But as we____, there are many occasions where this is not the case.
's seen
've seen
'd seen
'll seen
6. Fill the gap.
The distinctiona language and a dialect usually has nothing to do with pronunciation, vocabulary, or anylinguistic features.
7. Choose the correct options.
Which language was usually chosen?
the most spoken one
the less spoken one
the one from the government
the one from the capital
8. Choose the correct options.
It was selected because legendary authors like Dante and Machiavelli used it in their____works.
original
copied
ordinary
rare
9. Choose the correct options.
"His government promoted standard Italian" What does "to promote" mean?
to encourage
to prize
to remove
to approve
10. Correct the wrong word.
In everyone from job applications to court testimonies, standard languages act as gatekeepers around the world.
11. Fill the gap.
When callersAfrican-American Vernacular English, or AAVE, landlords were more likely totheir inquiries.
12. Find the extra word.
Both of these forms of speech are been considered English dialects.
13. Unmix the sentence.
Linguists
tend
to avoid
the term
dialect
altogether.
14. Choose the correct options.
"So the English language is made up of varieties..." What does "variety" mean?
very, a lot
different, many
similar, like
version, type
15. Fill the gap.
And that’s the confoundingof the dynamic, diverse, and dazzling universe of human
Lesson Plan
Pre-tasks
1. View the vocabulary list.
2. Ask your students their opinions about the topic of the video.
Follow-up tasks
1. Review the vocabulary's words studied before quiz, add more if needed.
2. Review the questions that seemed too difficult by reviewing the grammar and/or vocabulary.
3. Ask your students if their opinions changed after the video.
Discussion questions
1. What's your mother tongue?
2. What languages can you speak? How did you learn them?
3. What languages do you like? Why?
4. What's the hardest part of learning English?
Vocabulary list
Difficulty
the fact or condition of being difficult.
Original
authentic
To promote
to help or encourage to exist or flourish
To reject
to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.:
Variety
the state of being varied or diversified / a kind or sort
Identity
the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.
Communication
the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.
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