A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
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Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Use of English Practice
This exercise gives you practice in the cloze exercises where you have to
modify words to complete the text. Complete the gaps using the correct
form of the word given in the box on the right.
The number of languages 1)
in the world has been falling in
modern times, and the pace may be 2)
. However, the
spread of 3)
English is not directly causing smaller languages
to become 4)
. The downward trend in language 5)
began before English started its 6)
as an international
lingua franca. In fact, English has a 7)
impact on bigger
national languages than smaller languages.
Though exact figures are 8)
, estimates suggest that there
are around 7,000 today. However, these are distributed 9)
the top 12 languages 10)
for half of the world’s
While the 11)
of the world’s languages are spoken by small
of speakers, most of the biggest languages, including
Chinese, English and large European languages, are spoken as first
languages by a 13)
proportion of the world population.