[1BCH] Task 200422

Let’s do some reading-comprehension practice with this text in EvAU format.

Write your answers (1a:… 1b:… etc) down here as a comment. Deadline: next Sunday, April the 26th, at noon. Then I’ll publish your comments and the correct answers as a comment too.

Not a lot of work for these four days off, isn’t it? So, don’t leave it until the last moment… 🙄

25 comentarios en “[1BCH] Task 200422

  1. 1. Add True or False, quoting the relevant information from the text to justify your answer. (2 points)
    a) François Grin was asked to construct an artificial language.
    False (paragraph 1) “Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions.” / 
“… he published a report which suggested the use of a ‘constructed language’ – that is, an artificial language …”
    b) It doesn’t take a long time to learn Esperanto.
    True (paragraph 2) “Linguists estimate that Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages.”
    2. Answer the following questions according to the information given in the text. Use your own words. (2 points)
    a) What motivated Zamenhof to develop Esperanto?
    He wanted to create an international language that would promote peace amongst the nations of the world.
    b) What are the benefits of learning Esperanto?
    It is easy and quick to learn and it makes learning a third language easier.
    3. Find words or phrases in the text which mean the same as the following: (1 point)
    a) examine look into (paragraph 1)
    b) easy to learn or understand straightforward (paragraph 2)
    c) reach attain (paragraph 3)
    d) without purpose pointless (paragraph 4)
    4. Complete the second sentence in each pair. The meaning should be the same as that of the first sentence. (2 points)
    a) François Grin looked into this issue, and in 2005, he published a report.
    He published a report in 2005, after he had looked into this issue.
    b) By far the most well-known constructed language is Esperanto.
    No other constructed language is as well-known as Esperanto.
    c) Esperanto was invented in 1877 by Dr Zamenhof, a Polish eye doctor.
    Dr Zamenhof, who was a Polish eye doctor, invented Esperanto in 1877. / Dr Zamenhof, who invented Esperanto in 1877, was a Polish eye doctor.
    d) It has also been shown that learning Esperanto makes it easier to learn a third language.
    If you learn Esperanto, it will be easier to learn a third language.

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  2. A Language for All
    1.
    a) False, “François Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions”.
    b) True, “Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages”.
    2.
    a) He was motivated by the peace, because he want a world without war.
    b) It si easier to learn than other lenguages, if you talk Esperanto, learn another lenguage is more easy because of it.
    3.
    a) to look into
    b) straightforward.
    c) to attain
    d) pointless
    4.
    a) He published a report in 2005, before he had been looking into the issue.
    b) No other constructed language is better than Esperanto.
    c) Dr Zamenhof, who was an eye doctor, invented esperanto in 1877
    d) If you learn Esperanto, it would be easier to learn a third language for you.

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  3. 1-
    a) False, Esperanto was invented in 1877 by L. L. Zamenhof (l 8)
    b) True(l 12), Linguists estimate that Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages.

    2-
    a) The motivation was the idea of a world without war.
    b) The main benefit is that you can learn so much quickly an other language

    3-
    a) Look in to
    b) Same level of proficiency
    c) Pointless
    d) I don’t know

    4-
    a) He published a report after studying it in 2005
    b) Language is as best-known as Esperanto
    c) Dr Zamenhof, who is a Polish eye doctor, invented the Esperanto.
    d) If you studies Esperanto, you can learn other languages easier.

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  4. (1)
    1.- false. (line 2-3) He was asked to look into
    2.- True (line 10-11)
    (2)
    1.- He believe that if all the people speak the same lenguaje the goblal peace could be possible
    2.- The Espetanto is learned faster than others idioms.
    (3)
    1.-look into
    2.- makes it easier to learn
    3.- attain
    4.-
    (4)
    1.-He published a report of this issue that investiger for him in 2005
    2.-No other language is best than Esperanto
    3.-Dr Zamenhof, who was a eye doctor, invented the esperanto
    4.-If you study Esperanto you can learn a thir language easier

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  5. 1A: False. “François Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions.” (L.3)
    1B:True. “Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages.” (L.11)

    2A: He want a international language to have a world without war.
    2B: The most important benefit is promote peace between countries and learn a language in very little time.

    3A: look into L.3
    3B: straightforward L.10
    3C: attain L.13
    3D: pointless L.24

    4A: He published a report, in 2005, which looked into this issue .
    4B: No other language is more best-known constructed than Esperanto
    4C:Dr Zamenhof, who invented Esperanto in 1877
    4D:If you learn Esperanto it’s more easier learn another language.

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  6. A language for all
    1. a) False. Lines 2-3. The Swiss economist François Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions.
    b) True. Lines 11-12. Linguists estimate that Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages.

    2. a) He didn’t like wars and he thought that if human beings spoke the same language this would contribute to place.
    b) People who speak Esperanto, learn another language more easily.

    3. a) examine–> look into
    b) easy to learn or understand–> straightforward
    c) reach–> attain
    d) without purpose–> pointless

    4. a) He published a report after looking into this issue.
    b) No other constructed language is as well known as Esperanto.
    c) Dr Zamenhof, who was a Polish eye doctor, invented Esperanto in 1877.
    d) If you learn Esperanto, it will be easier for you to learn a third language.

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  7. 1. A) False, The Swiss economist François Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions.(l.2/3)
    B) True, because its vocabulary and grammar are straightforward.(l.10)

    2. A) what motivated Zamenhof to develop Esperanto was to build a world without wars through a language.
    B) The benefits of learning Esperanto are that with less hours, you can to attain the same level of proficiency as English, and also, that learning Esperanto makes It easier to learn a third language.

    3. A) Look into(l.3)
    B) Straightforward(l.10)
    C) Attain(l.13)
    D) Pointless(l.23)

    4. A) He published a report after looking into this issue in 2005.
    B) No other constructed language is more known than Esperanto.
    C) Dr.Zamenhof, Who invented Esperanto in 1887, is a Polish eye doctor.
    D) If you want to learn a third language, you should learn Esperanto, because It has been shown that learning Esperanto makes It easier to learn a third language.

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  8. 1. A) False. The Swiss economist François Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions.
    B) False. By far the best-known constructed language in Esperanto.
    2. A) Zamenloh was motivated to create a new world where there was only one language. A world without violence where there would be peace.
    B) there are two main benefits. First of all, it is very easy to study and Esperanto is shorter than other languages. The other reason is that this language is very simple.
    3. A) look into
    B) straightforward
    C) to attain
    D) pointless
    4. A) he published a report learning this issues.
    B) no other language are spoken in Esperanto.
    C) Dr zamenhof, who had studied Esperanto.

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  9. 1.
    a) F, line 2-3 (… Was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions.)
    b) T, line 11-13(can be learned for only 150 hours).
    2.
    a) The idea of a world without war, with harmony and peace between countries.
    b) Esperanto is an easy lenguage to learn and makes it easier to learn other languages.
    3.
    a) look into
    b) straightforward
    c) attain
    d) pointless
    4.
    a) He published a report in 2005, when he had already investigation the problem.
    b) No other constructed language is more known.
    c) Dr Zamenhof, who was a Polish eye doctor, invented Esperanto in 1877.
    d) If you learn Esperanto, you can learn another language more easily.

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  10. 1A: False (lines 2-3) The swiss economist Francois Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions
    1B: True (lines 11-12) Linguists estimate that Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages
    2A: He loved peace and he thought that a common language would help
    2B: It is easier to learn other languages if you speak Esperanto
    3A: look into
    3B: straight forward
    3C: attain
    3D: pointless
    4A: He published a report after he looked into this issue
    4B: No other construated language is as well known as Esperanto
    4C: Dr Zamenhof, Who was a polish eye doctor, invented Esperanto un 1877
    4D: If you learn Esperanto, it will be easier for you to learn a third language

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  11. -1 A) False. (line 2-3) He was asked to look into.
    B) True (line 11-12)

    -2 A) He want the world peace
    B) The benefit is that it is easier to learn than other languages

    -3 A) Look into
    B) Makes it easier to
    C) Attain
    D) Purpose

    -4 A) He published a report about this topic 2005
    B) No other language was as well known as Esperanto.
    C) Dr Zamenhof, who invented Esperanto, wan an eye doctor
    D) If you learn Esperanto when you want to learn a thrid language it will be easier

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  12. 1. A) False, “The Swiss economist François Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions.” L. 2-3
    B) True, “Linguists estimate that Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages.” L.11-12
    2. A) He believed in a world without war and he thought that made a universal language could be help in this.
    B) The benefits are: you can learn it in less time than other languages and it helps to learn other languages more easily.
    3. A) Examine– asked to
    B) Easy to learn or understand– straightforward
    C) Reach– to attain
    D) Without purpose– pointless
    4. A) He published a report in 2005 after he looked into this issue.
    B) No other constructed language is more known that Esperanto.
    C) He, who was a polish eye doctor, invented in 1877 Esperanto.
    D) If you learn Esperanto it makes easier to learn a third language.

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  13. 1. a.
    b.
    2. a. Zamenhof was motivated by the hope of creating a new world unified.
    b. The first one os that it is easy to learn and the second one is that these language is very simple.
    3. a. Look into
    b.
    c. To attain.
    d. Pointless.
    4. a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

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  14. 1: a) False. He had to look into this issue and make suggestions. Line 3.
    b) True. Learn Esperanto takes about 150 hours, less than other languages. Line 13
    2: a)He dreamed of a world without wars and thought that having the same language would help.
    b) It is easy to learn and people will understand you in any country
    3: a) look into b) straightforward c) to attain d) pointless
    4: a) He published a report who was looked into in 2005.
    b) No other language is better built than Esperanto.
    c) Dr. Zamenhof, who invented Esperanto, was an ophthalmologist
    d) If you learn Esperanto, it will be easier for you to learn another language.

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  15. 1A) FALSE. the Swiss Economist François Grin was asked to look into the issues and make questions. (line 2-3)
    1B) TRUE. Linguists estimate that Esperanto can be learned in 5-25% of the time required to learn other languages (line 11-12)
    2A) A world without war.
    2B) Grammar and vocabulary are simple , and it takes little time to learn it .
    3A)Examine-look into
    3B)easy to learn or understand – straightforward
    3C)reach – attain
    3D)without purpose – pointless
    4A)He published a report in 2005, after he looked into this issue.
    4B)No other , Esperanto is the best-know constructed language.
    4C)Dr Zamenhof , who invented Esperanto , was a police eyedoctor.
    4D)If you learn Esperanto , you will learn another language more easily.

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  16. 1.
    a) François Grin was asked to construct an artificial language.
    F. The Swiss economist François Grin was asked to look into this issue and make
    suggestions. Line 2-3.
    b) It doesn’t take a long time to learn Esperanto.
    T. Linguists estimate that Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required
    to learn other languages. Line 11-12.
    2.
    a) What motivated Zamenhof to develop Esperanto?
    He wanted to create a peaceful world, and he thought that this could happen
    creating a new international language.
    b) What are the benefits of learning Esperanto?
    Learning Esperanto can help you to learn other languages more easily.
    3.
    a) examine – look into.
    b) easy to learn or understand – straightforward.
    c) reach – attain.
    d) without purpose – pointless.
    4.
    a) François Grin looked into this issue, and in 2005, he published a report.
    He published a report in 2005 after looking into this issue.
    b) By far the best-known constructed language is Esperanto.
    No other language is the best-known constructed.
    c) Esperanto was invented in 1877 by Dr Zamenhof, a Polish eye doctor.
    Dr Zamenhof, who invented Esperanto in 1877 is a Polish eye doctor.
    d) It has also been shown that learning Esperanto makes it easier to learn a third language.
    If you learn Esperanto, it will be easier to learn a third language.

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  17. 1A: False. The Swiss economist François Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions.
    1B: False. The time required to learn other languages.
    2A: Zamenhof was motivated by creating a new world unified by the same language with the goal.
    2B: He can learn easier and that this language is very simple.
    3A: look into
    3B: straightforward
    3C: attain
    3D: pointless
    4A: He published a report, in 2005, Françoise Grin was looked into this issue.
    4B: ——————————————————————————
    4C: Dr. Zamenhof, who eye doctor was Peter, invented Esperanto in 1877.
    4D: If you learned a third language, you would be shown that learning Esperanto.

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  18. 1) a. False. L-7
    b. True.L-11,13
    2) a. The reason that pushed him to create it was the idea of a world without war.
    b. Learning these language can help you learn other languages faster and more effectively.
    3) a. Aked to look.
    b. As easy as possible.
    c. To attain.
    d. Pointless.
    4) a. He published a report in 2005 havin examined this topic.
    b. No other constructed language is as well known as esperanto.
    c. Dr Zamenhof, who invented esperanto was a Polish eye doctor.
    d. If you learn esperanto it will be easier for you to learn a third language.

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  19. 1a)False. François Grin was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions.
    1b)True. Linguists estimate that Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages.
    2a) Zamenhof was motivated to develop esperanto because he was fascinated by the idea of a world without war and to promote the harmony and peace.
    2b) 1 You only need 150 hours to have a basic level of vocabulary for this lenguage.
    2 To learn esperanto makes it easier to learn a third language.
    3a) Look into
    3b) Straightforward.
    3c) Attain.
    3d)
    4a)He published a report in 2005 when he examined this issue.
    4b) No other language will be better known than Esperanto
    4c) Dr Zamenhof, who was a Polish eye doctor, invented Esperanto in 1877
    4d) If you want to learn a third language, Esperanto is the easiest to learn.

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  20. 1A: False. He was asked to look into this issue (the issue of the money spent everyday in translations and interpreting) and make suggestions. (Lines 2-3)
    1B: True. Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages. (Lines 11-12)

    2A: What motivated him to invent Esperanto was the idea of a world without war, a world of harmony and peace.
    2B: The benefits are that you can learn Esperanto in a short time and also that when you learn Esperanto, you can also learn a third language easily.

    3A: Estimate
    3B: Straightforward
    3C:
    3D:

    4A: He published a report that had a solution after look into this issue.
    4B: No other constructed language is more famous than Esperanto.
    4C: Dr Zamenchof, who invented Esperanto in 1877, was a Polish eye doctor.
    4D: If you learn Esperanto, you can learn a third language easily.

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  21. 1.
    a) F. As a lot of money needs to be invested in translations and interpretations, he was asked to investigate and make suggestions on the subject. (lines 2-3).
    b) V. one study suggested that students in French schools would have to study English for 1,500 hours, but Esperanto for only 150 hours, to reach the same level of competence. (lines 12-13).

    2.
    a) He was motivated by the idea of having a world without war and he believed that only one international language could be achieved.
    b) Learning Esparanto makes learning other languages easier.

    3.
    a) was asked to look
    b) make learning Esperanto as easy as possible.
    c) attain.
    d) It is pointless to learn Esperanto unless many other people do as well.

    4.
    a) He published a report in 2005 after having considered the issue.
    b) No other constructed language is as well known as The Esparanto.
    c) Dr Zamenhof, who was a Polish eye doctor, was the one who invented the Esparath in 1877.
    d) If you learn Esparanto, it’s easier for you to learn another third language.

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  22. 1)
    a.T, line 3 and 4
    b.T, line 13
    2)
    a.he thought that the world would be more peaceful throught an international language
    b.the benefits of learning esperanto are maueseasier to learn another language and also improves your knowledges.
    3)
    a. been shown
    b.straightforward
    c.to attain
    d.pointless
    4)
    a.he published a report of his issue in 2005
    b.no oyher language is an unown as esperento
    c.Dr Zamenhof who was an eye doctor, invented esperento in 1877
    d.if you learn esperento it will be easier to learn a third language

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  23. 1
    1.False [line 2/3]
    2.True [line 11/13]
    2
    1.He was motivated by the idea of having a world without war and he believed that only one
    international language could be achieved.
    2.Learning Esparanto makes learning other languages easier.
    3
    1.Look into
    2.Straightforward
    3.Attain
    4.Pointless
    4
    1.He published a report in 2005 after he looked into this issue
    2.No other constructed language is more known that Esperanto
    3.He, who was a polish eye doctor, invented in 1877 Esperanto
    4.If you learn Esperanto it makes easier to learn a third language

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  24. 1
    a) false (line2/3) The Swiss economist François Grin
    was asked to look into this issue and make suggestions
    b)true(line11/13)Linguists estimate that Esperanto can be learned in 5%-25% of the time required to learn other languages.
    2
    a)He wanted to create a peaceful world, and he thought that this could happen
    creating a new international language.
    b)Learning Esperanto can help you to learn other languages more easily.
    3
    a look into
    b straightforward
    c attain
    d pointless
    4
    aHe published a report in 2005, when he had already investigation the problem.
    bNo other constructed language is more known.
    cDr Zamenhof, who was a Polish eye doctor, invented Esperanto in 1877.
    dIf you learn Esperanto, you can learn another language more easily.

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