Use of English Part 1B

Part 1

From the words listed below, choose the ones which best fit the space, A, B, C or D.

Why everyone should learn a second language?

Although learning a new language might not always be (1)………… easy for older adults as it is for younger people or children, nevertheless a number of researches suggest it can help slow (2)………… age-related psychological decline. Following the recent study it has been also revealed that people who speak more than one language actually (3)………… the world differently. (4)………… on our primary language spoken, some of us look at the same set of events but perceive (5)……… oppositely. For example, Russian speakers potentially can (6)………… shades of blue faster than native English speakers, while Japanese speakers group objects by material (7)………… than shape. The study suggests that our language has a profound but unconscious role in the perception of various events. Other, maybe not as scientific reason of becoming bilingual is that we can set the way for salary increase and open up tons of amazing job opportunities that would be far beyond (8)………… for an individual who only knows one language.

1

A

so

B

as

C

too

D

that

2

A

high

B

at

C

up

D

down

3

A

gaze

B

watch

C

see

D

look

4

A

Concerning

B

Referring

C

Relating

D

Depending

5

A

this

B

them

C

those

D

it

6

A

distinguish

B

recognize

C

divide

D

classify

7

A

better

B

instead

C

sooner

D

rather

8

A

point

B

reach

C

achieve

D

extend

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1. B. as

2. D.  down

 3. C. see

 4. D. Depending

 5. B. them

 6. A. distinguish

 7. D. rather

8. B. reach

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