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Asking questions 1
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|Do the students learn a lot?||Le--- d- l--------- v---?|
|No, they learn a little.||Ne-- z- l---- w-----.|
|Do you often ask the teacher questions?||Vr---- u h-- v--- a-- d- l-----?|
|No, I don’t ask him questions often.||Ne-- i- v---- h-- h-- n--- v---.|
|Please reply.||An------- a.u.b.|
|I reply.||Ik a-------.|
|Is he working right now?||We--- h-- n-?|
|Yes, he is working right now.||Ja- h-- w---- n-.|
|Are you coming?||Ko-- u?|
|Yes, we are coming soon.||Ja- w-- k---- z- m-----.|
|Do you live in Berlin?||Wo--- u i- B------?|
|Yes, I live in Berlin.||Ja- i- w--- i- B------.|
He who wants to speak must write!Learning foreign languages is not always easy. Language students often find speaking particularly difficult in the beginning. Many do not have the courage to say sentences in the new language. They are too afraid of making mistakes. For students like this, writing can be a solution. For he who wants to learn to speak well should write as much as possible! Writing helps us to adapt to a new language. There are many reasons for this. Writing is different to speaking. It is a much more complex process. When writing, we take more time to consider which words to use. In doing so, our brain works with the new language more intensively. We are also much more relaxed when writing.
There is no one there waiting for an answer. So we slowly lose the fear of the language. Furthermore, writing promotes creativity. We feel freer and play with the new language more. Writing also allows us more time than speaking. And it supports our memory! But the biggest advantage of writing is the impersonal form. Meaning, we can closely examine the outcome of our wording. We see everything clearly in front of us. This way we can fix our mistakes ourselves and learn in the process. What you write in the new language is theoretically not important. What's important is formulating written sentences on a regular basis. If you want to practice you could look for a pen pal overseas. Then you should meet in person sometime. You will see: Speaking is now much easier!
_______ is the native language of more than 90 million people. These people live primarily in _______y, Austria and Switzerland. _______ is also spoken in Belgium, Liechtenstein, northern Italy, and Luxembourg. In addition to the native speakers, there are 80 million people who understand _______. _______ is one of the most-learned foreign languages. It is counted among the West _______ic languages, like English and Dutch. It was also influenced by other languages over many centuries.
This is due to the fact that the language region is located in the middle of Europe. Nowadays, English terms above all are integrated into the _______ vocabulary. Another hallmark of the _______ language is the many different dialects. These are increasingly losing importance, however. The standard language is becoming more and more widespread, especially through the media. Because of this, many schools want to teach dialects again. _______ grammar is not especially easy, but it is worth the trouble! _______ is among the ten most important languages of the world.