Listen to the following text about 26th September, European Day of Languages:
Then, try and fill in the gaps in the text below.
There are about 225 languages _________________. This is about three per cent of the world's total. With an increase in immigration to Europe, the continent _________________ multilingual. The EU says over 300 languages are spoken in London. _________________ EU survey 56% of EU citizens speak a second language. However, 44% only know _________________. English is the most widely spoken second language, with 38% of Europeans speaking it. This is ___________________ for French or German. Around 14% of Europeans say they have mastered one of these languages. The EU spends more than thirty million euros a year _________________ learning and linguistic diversity.
When you think you are ready, check your answers using this transcript.
Finally, write a magazine article about European Day of Languages. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day.
Source: ESL Holiday Lessons