1. There are more than 2,700 languages in the worl. In aition, there are more than 7,000 ialects. A ialect is a regional variety of a language that has a ifferent pronuniciation, vacabulary, or meaning.
2. The language in which a government conucts business is the official language of that country.
3. One billion people speak English. That’s 20 percent of the worl’s population.
4. Four hunre million people speak English as their first language. For the other 600 million it’s either a secon language or a foreign language.
5. There are more than 500,000 wors in the Oxfor ictionary. Eighty percent of all English vocabulary comes form other languages.
6. Eighty percent of all information in the worl’s computers is in English.
7. Somalia is the only African country in which the entire population speaks the same language, Somali.
8. More than 1,000 ifferent languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.
9. When the American spaceship Voyage began its journey in 1977, it carrie a gol isc. On the isc, there were messages in 55 languages. Before all of them, there was a message from the Secretary General of the Unite Nations in English.
ifferent people have ifferent ways of learning. We call this your “learning style,”an it’s base on your senses. To learn, you nee to use your ifferent senses¬¬－hearing, seeing, touching, etc., to bring information to your brain. Now, most people use one of their senses more than the others. Some people learn best by listening. They are calle hearing learners. An other learn best by reaing or looking at pictures. They are calle visual learners. An some learn best by touching an oing things. They are calle tactile learners. Now, scientists on’t know why people use one sense more than the others. Maybe the sense they use most just works best for them.
All right, class. Toay we’re going to be looking at ifferent language learning styles. You may be surprise to fin that there are ifferent ways of going about learning languages, none of which is necessarily better than the others. Researchers have ientifie four basic learner “types”－the communicative learner, the analytical learner, the authority-oriente learner an the concrete learner. Communicative learners like to learn by watching an listening to native speakers. At home, they like to learn by watching TV an vieos. They like to learn new wors by hearing them. In class, they like to learn by having conversations. Now, concrete learners like to learn by playing games, by looking at pictures an vieos in class, by talking in pairs, an by listening to cassettes at home an school. Now, authority-oriente learners, on the other han, like the teacher to explain everything. They like to write everything own in their notebook, an they like to have a textbook. They like to learn new wors by seeing them. An finally, we have analytical learners. These learners like to learn by stuying grammar. At home, they like to learn by stuying English books, an they like to stuy by themselves. They like to fin their own mistakes. Now, of course, it’s unusual for a person to be exclusively one “type” rather than another. Most of us are mixtures of styles. What type of learner o you think you are? 您能否对这篇材料想说点什么？欢送批评或许纠错，或许提交填空题答案！ 您也可以立刻
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