speaking 11 languages: guess where are they from?

Multilingualism is generally considered cool yet difficult to achieve, especially if second, third and fourth languages are acquired later in life.

could you tell where are they from?

 

 

Matthew, who is originally from Manchester, England, is a language chameleon: Germans think he’s German, Spaniards think he’s Spanish, Brazilians think he’s… Portuguese.

Luca Lampariello, Italian,  talks about where he finds the motivation for learning languages, and how he’s learned 11 so far.

“I don’t live to learn languages, I learn languages to live a better life”.

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ACCENTS IN THE BRITISH ISLES

Wtach this video  where a woman performs a tour of the accents of the British Isles – and the celebrities who speak with them!

the video is not very easy to understand but try to listen to the different accents. It is a funny thing!

Do we have such a variety of accents in our language? of course we do! think about South America and our regional accents as well

 

COCKNEY :  cockney English refers to the accent or dialect of English traditionally spoken by working-class Londoners.Cockney speakers have a distinctive accent and dialect , sometimes described as  a peculiar slang language.

 

HAVE FUN AND A NICE WEEKEND

NEPAL DEADLY EARTHQUAKE

BBC news


Nearly 4,000 are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say.
The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said.
Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest.
The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.

Nepali Information Minister Minendra Rijal said there had been “massive damage” at the epicentre, from where little information is emerging.

“We need support from the various international agencies which are more knowledgeable and equipped to handle the kind of emergency we face now,” he said.
Rescuers are digging through the rubble of collapsed buildings in the capital trying to reach survivors, as thousands prepare to spend the night outside as darkness fell. A number of historic buildings have been destroyed.

NEW WORDS

  • RUBBLE                                       DIG THROUGH                                 TRAP
  • STRIKE-struck, stricken               DAMAGE                                             DEBRIS
  • AFTERMATH                                 TO HANDLE                                      COLLAPSE

TRY IT!! PANCAKES RECIPE

PANCAKE RECIPE
Ingredients:
100 grams flour. A pinch of salt. 2 eggs. 200ml milk with 75ml water. 2 tablespoons
melted butter or oil. A little oil for frying the pancakes. Some sugar and one lemon.
Method:
Mix the flour and the eggs with a fork. Slowly mix in the milk and water. Put a little
oil in the pan. Heat the pan (very hot.) Pour in one and a half tablespoons of mixture.
Cook for about 30 seconds. Toss the pancake once. Cook for another 30 seconds.
Serve with a little sugar and lemon juice.

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY

WATCH THIS PRESENTATION ON THANKSGIVING

WATCH THIS VIDEO AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

When did the first settlers come to AMerica?
How are these people known?
What is the name of the ship arriving in America?
Was it easy for the Pilgrims to adapt to the new place?
What were the foods that were new to the Pilgrims in the New World?
What was the name of the Indian tribe that helped the Pilgrims?
What was the nema of the coolony?
When is it celebrated nowadays?
What do Americans do and eat on Thanksgiving?

WATCH THESE CARTOONS WITH SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN

BIEBER FEVER, Justin visits Europe

(CBS/AP) Justin Bieber brought the Christmas spirit to London on Monday, switching on Christmas lights at the city’s two biggest shopping malls.
Thousands of young and mostly female fans waited hours for the 17-year-old singer to appear, first at the Westfield shopping center in west London, then hours later at the new Westfield Stratford City mall near the 2012 Olympic Park in the east.

Bieber traveled between two malls, which are 12 miles apart, by helicopter.

The star, who won two prizes at Sunday’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, told fans that his favorite thing about London was “all the girls.”

Bieber fever arrived in Spain last Wednesday when he visited El Hormiguero, a funny program on laSexta tv channel. He was interviewed and talked about his last album and film. He sang his new released single Mistletoe, in front of hundreds of screaming fans. He even did Rubik’s cube in only 1minute and 25 seconds.
Bieber fever has quickly spread all over the world with huge crowds of screaming girls gathering wherever Justin is due to appear in public.

NEW WORDS
MALL; shopping centre
FEMALE: girl, woman
RELEASE: publish
MISTLETOE; a plant used at Christmas.
HUGE CROWDS; many people

WATCH THIS VIDEO AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS (given in class)
ABOUT JUSTIN