Exercises Modulo 11.3.2

READING EXERCISE 1

Check the following curious facts about international landmarks and check if they are true or false


Big Ben Clock Tower


Its actual name is Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben is the name of the bell inside).

It is 300mts tall.

There is a project to change it for a digital clock.

You can’t enter if you don’t have a UK passport!


Mount Rushmore Memorial


On the mountain you can see the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

It’s located in Washington

There is a cave behind the monument that contains a copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the biographies of the 4 presidents, and the history of the U.S.

It was finished on July 4, 1776.


Eiffel Tower


The monument worked as a radio tower.

It was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt.

It was the tallest world structure from 1890 to 1930.

Parisien artists at that time were against the construction of the tower because they considered it horrible.


Taj Mahal Mausoleum


It took 100 years to build it.

The mausoleum is located in Agra, Pakistan.

Its name means “The crown palace” in Persian.

Vehicles must park 500 meters away to avoid pollution and keep the white color of the structure.


The Burj Khalifa


It is the tallest building in the world at 828mts tall.

Its design is inspired by a palm tree

Its height is equivalent to five Eiffel towers.

It is 140 floors (it takes one minute to reach the last floor).


The Sydney Opera House


Its construction took 14 years.

The building is cooled using seawater taken directly from the harbor.

The design is inspired by a lobster coming out of the sea.

It was built in 1860.


The Great Wall of China


It is over 2,300 years old.

It is visible from space.

During the Chinese Revolution (1966-1976) people used bricks from the wall to build homes and farms.

It is the second longest man-made structure in the world.


Chitchen Itza


It is located in Guatemala.

Mayans built it.

It is 1500 years old.

Aliens landed here.


READING EXERCISE 2

Answer the questions below according to the following text:

English, a global language

The English language was born about 14 centuries ago in the region of the United Kingdom. Nowadays, there are around 67 English-speaking countries in the world with approximately 400 million native speakers.

People learning English as a second language are almost the same quantity as natives. This means that there are a lot of people who are speaking English all around the world for different reasons such as business, studies, jobs, science, politics, or culture.

The main English-speaking countries in the world are the United States with 230 million speakers, the United Kingdom with 60 million, Canada with 20 million, and Australia with 17 million. Ireland, South Africa, Nigeria, and New Zealand are the other big countries where English is spoken by around 13 million people. India speaks English as a second language with around 100 million speakers.

You can be sure that learning English will expand your personal and professional connections around the world.



How old is the English language?

In which continents can you find English speaking countries?

How many people are learning English as a second language?

How many people speak English around the world?

Is England still the country with the most English speakers in the world?

Are there more English speakers in India than in Canada, The United Kingdom, and Australia together?

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