1 At the university Anna is going to learn
a) one foreign language.
b) two foreign languages.
c) three foreign languages.
2 Anna thinks that
a) French grammar is very difficult.
b) French pronunciation is very difficult.
c) French doesn’t sound very nice.
3 Anna believes that
a) writing in Chinese is more difficult than speaking Chinese.
b) speaking Chinese is more difficult than writing in Chinese.
c) speaking Chinese is as difficult as writing in Chinese.
4 Max mentions body language because he
a) sees it as a possible option.
b) wants to tease Anna about her laziness.
c) knows this language very well.
5 Anna says that
a) body language is not an option at all.
b) body language will never be in their curriculum.
c) body language is very important for communication.
6 Max thinks that Spanish could be a good choice
a) because its spoken in many countries.
b) because the reading rules are quite easy.
c) for a number of reasons.
a) makes the final decision for Spanish.
b) decides against Spanish.
c) wants to consider other options.
Complete the passage about a language that could make your second choice. Give your reasons.
I have already been learning English for quite a long time. I do not doubt that language awareness is very important in today’s world and ability to speak one foreign language is probably not enough. If I had to choose one more language to learn, I would_
the tendency when large numbers of people move from one part of the country to another, or from one country to another, usually in order to find better jobs; the same word is used to describe birds5 seasonal travelling from one part of the world to another
2 a political party or group of people who strongly disagree with something, such as a plan, an action, a law or a system
3 all the people of approximately the same age
4 the main sphere of the government’s activity (along with economy); it can be national / domestic and international
5 all the people living in a particular area, city, country, etc.
6 an aggressive policy of a country or political party which uses military force as the main means of solving problems between countries
7 general agreement between countries or political parties; opinion on a political or economic issue which all parties support
Both economists and politicians claim that globalisation cannot be stopped — people have to accept it and adapt to the new environment. Anti-globalists, in my eyes, just have lost touch with reality, whatever they do — they cannot stop the logical development of our society. Economic development requires boarder free zone, as companies cannot perform their best in the cramped conditions of local markets. National economies are integrating into the international economy and the process is accelerating rapidly
One may think that the process of globalisation was caused and launched mainly by economic forces, which is not quite correct. It is caused by combination of economic, social, cultural, political and technological reasons. Communication technologies created new unprecedented business opportunities, which boosted economic processes. In fact, telecommunicating and teleconferencing enable business people to trade across the continents. Multimillion deals can be negotiated and signed using electronic means, money can be transferred in seconds, and goods can be delivered in hours from one continent to another.
The cultural life of people has changed too. Due to global TV broadcast and the internet they can exchange information quickly and easily. Nowadays, people living in Europe are well informed about the cultural traditions and mentality of people who inhabit South America or Australia and vice versa. And if they want to learn something new, they can easily find the information. Some national cultural objects have turned into global. No one can say now that the Beatles is just an English group — it is a global phenomenon, which belongs to the whole world.
Another example of integration of national cultures is the spread of culinary traditions. Italian dishes may be cooked and served in America, there are lots of Indian and Greek restaurants in Paris, and no one in Moscow considers hot and spicy Chinese food as something exotic. We have an opportunity to taste various dishes regardless of the country where we live. Due to globalisation people have a much wider choice than they used to have, and they find it very beneficial.
However, there are two sides to every medal, and it refers to globalisation too. In spite of the obvious advantages, its negative consequences shouldn’t be neglected either. Getting global, unfortunately, means losing your national identity. Global music, fashion, mass media make us more and more alike. The world is getting less diverse and therefore less interesting.
Furthermore, the global world gets more vulnerable as crises and catastrophes become global too. That is they can affect anyone in any country. Having started in one country the financial and economic crisis
Part III Use of English
Use the words in the appropriate form. Transfer your answers to the table.
Mike became interested in politics when he | was at school.