Why Learn a Foreign Language

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| |IN HIS NAME |Al- Mabarrat Schools | | | |Educational Institutes Board | | | |Al Imam Ali Ben Abi Taleb School | | |Comprehension and Writing |Ed:01 |Code: EIB-F127 |

Academic Year: 2011 - 2012
|/ / 2012 | | Date: |

Name: ………………............................ Class & section: Grade: 8 A/B Duration:

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1. Why is learning a foreign language important? Read the quotes about learning languages. Choose 2 of them you like best, and comment on them:

2. A) why do people usually learn foreign languages? Think of as many reasons as possible.

B) Read the text to find some more ideas. Fill in the gaps, using the word given in capitals at the end of a line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (1):

| | | |Learning a foreign language takes time and (1) dedication, but still millions of people do this |DEDICATE | |every day. And it is no wonder, for there are so many (2)_____________ spheres and situations where a foreign language can be |DIFFER | |(3)___________. |HELP | | | | |Work and Career | | |More and more businesses need workers who can communicate in different languages and understand | | |other cultures. If your work involves regular contact with (4)_________of foreign languages, being able to |SPEAK | |talk to them in their own language will help you build direct relationships with them. (5)______________ |KNOW | |of foreign languages may also increase your chances of finding a new job, getting a (6)____________ or a transfer |PROMOTE | |(7)_____________, or of going on foreign business trips. No matter what career you |SEA | |choose, if you’ve learned a second language, you’ll have a real advantage. A (8)____________ who knows |TECHNIC | |Russian or German, the head of a company who knows Japanese or Spanish, or a salesperson who knows French or Chinese can work | | |(9)________________ with many more people and in many more places than someone who knows only one language. |SUCCESS | | | | |Study or research | | |You may find that information about subjects you are...
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