I love my language! - 6 Minute English

I love my language! - 6 Minute English สาธารณะ

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Languages carry people’s history, culture, and identity. Some indigenous languages are at risk of disappearing and, when this happens, so too does the culture its linked to. In this programme, Neil and Sam talk about a womans effort to keep her language alive. Shes from Canada, or ‘Turtle Island’ as it’s called by her tribe.

This weeks question
The dominance of international languages, including English, has endangered other less-spoken languages. Did you know that nearly 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world? But how many of these are indigenous?
a) 3,000
b) 4,000
c) 5,000
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
indigenous
relating to the people who originally lived in a place, rather than people who moved there from somewhere else

glee
a feeling of happiness, pleasure or excitement

pass (something) on to
to give something to someone, usually in your family, who lives on after you die (phrasal verb)

bumps in the road
small problems or delays that slow down or stop something from developing (informal)

immersion
the process of learning something, such as a language or a skill, by using only that and nothing else

code-switching
changing between two or more languages when you are speaking

To download the audio and a transcript, go to:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-210923

[Cover: Getty Images]

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