The Reading / Listening - Language Barriers - Level 3

New research says that language barriers are holding back science around the world. English is widely accepted to be the language of science, but one-third of research is not published in English. This means a lot of important research is not seen or read by scientists and researchers. The research is from the University of Cambridge. Researchers said important science is being missed at the international level. They said science journals should publish basic summaries of a study's key findings in multiple languages. They also said universities around the world should translate their research into different languages, especially Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.



Many international companies are now asking all their staff to communicate only in English. They hope this will reduce language barriers. The German carmaker Volkswagen has just announced that English and not German is its official language. VW executives said the switch to English was to attract employees. The Japanese carmaker Honda has also announced that all its staff must use English by 2020. Researcher Tatsuya Amano said: "I believe the scientific community needs to start seriously tackling this issue." He used the example that important research about avian flu in China initially went unnoticed by the World Health Organization because it was published in journals in Chinese.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Language Barriers - Level 0 Language Barriers - Level 1   or  Language Barriers - Level 2

Sources
  • http://www.science20.com/news_articles/lingua_franca_needed_too_much_science_is_not_published_in_english-205757
  • http://qz.com/875491/japanese-white-collar-workers-are-already-being-replaced-by-artificial-intelligence/
  • http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/science-missing-out-on-non-english-studies-says-cambridge-study/story-MUnlMALQIjknh5zVtZeXeL.html


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Warm-ups

1. LANGUAGE BARRIERS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about language barriers. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       research / language / barrier / science / international / key / multiple / translate /
       international / communicate / staff / official / switch / community / carmaker / flu

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. ONE LANGUAGE: Students A strongly believe English should be the world's only language; Students B strongly believe that's a very silly idea. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. ENGLISH: How can we learn English more quickly? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

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5. WORLD: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "world". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. ADVANTAGES: Rank these with your partner. Put the biggest advantages of speaking English at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • travel
  • Internet
  • novels
  • friends
  • science
  • love
  • job
  • movies

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article says language barriers are holding science back in Europe.     T / F
  2. Nearly half of all global research is not published in English.     T / F
  3. Researchers said journals should print whole articles in many languages. T / F
  4. Researchers said universities should translate research.     T / F
  5. The official language in the German carmaker Volkswagen is now English.  T / F
  6. The official language in the Japanese carmaker Honda is now English.     T / F
  7. A researcher said the scientific community should tackle this issue.     T / F
  8. The WHO initially missed research on avian flu because it was in Chinese. T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. holding back
  2. accepted
  3. publish
  4. key
  5. especially
  6. staff
  7. reduce
  8. switch
  9. tackling
  10. initially
  1. important
  2. particularly
  3. at first
  4. blocking
  5. lessen
  6. change
  7. believed
  8. addressing
  9. employees
  10. issue

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. holding back science
  2. one-
  3. important research is not seen
  4. science journals should publish basic
  5. in multiple
  6. They hope this will reduce
  7. English and not German is
  8. the switch to English was to attract
  9. start seriously tackling this
  10. research about avian flu in China initially
  1. languages
  2. summaries
  3. its official language
  4. third of research
  5. employees
  6. went unnoticed
  7. around the world
  8. language barriers
  9. or read by scientists
  10. issue

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
third
important
translate
around
especially
widely
seen
key

New research says that language barriers are holding back science (1) ____________ the world. English is (2) ____________ accepted to be the language of science, but one-(3) ___________ of research is not published in English. This means a lot of important research is not (4) ____________ or read by scientists and researchers. The research is from the University of Cambridge. Researchers said (5) ____________ science is being missed at the international level. They said science journals should publish basic summaries of a study's (6) ____________ findings in multiple languages. They also said universities around the world should (7) ____________ their research into different languages, (8) ____________ Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
official
issue
staff
journals
reduce
initially
believe
attract

Many international companies are now asking all their (9) ____________ to communicate only in English. They hope this will (10) ____________ language barriers. The German carmaker Volkswagen has just announced that English and not German is its (11) ____________ language. VW executives said the switch to English was to (12) ____________ employees. The Japanese carmaker Honda has also announced that all its staff must use English by 2020. Researcher Tatsuya Amano said: "I (13) ____________ the scientific community needs to start seriously tackling this (14) ____________." He used the example that important research about avian flu in China (15) ____________ went unnoticed by the World Health Organization because it was published in (16) ____________ in Chinese.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  New research says that language barriers are holding back science ______
     a.  abound the world
     b.  around the world
     c.  a round the world
     d.  rounding the world

2) accepted to be the language of science, but one-third of research is ______ English
     a.  not published in
     b.  not publishing in
     c.  not publish it in
     d.  not publishes in

3)  This means a lot of important research is not seen or read by scientists ______
     a.  and researches
     b.  and researchers
     c.  and research is
     d.  and researcher

4)  They said science journals should publish basic summaries of a study's ______
     a.  kin findings
     b.  cue findings
     c.  kid findings
     d.  key findings

5) universities around the world should translate their research into ______
     a.  difference languages
     b.  differential languages
     c.  different languages
     d.  differently languages

6) international companies are now asking all their staff to communicate ______
     a.  only on English
     b.  only at English
     c.  only of English
     d.  only in English

7)  Volkswagen has just announced that English and not German is ______
     a.  its officially language
     b.  its officials language
     c.  its official language
     d.  its officer language

8)  VW executives said the switch to English was to ______
     a.  attractive employees
     b.  attracted employees
     c.  attract employees
     d.  attracts employees

9)  I believe the scientific community needs to start seriously ______
     a.  tackle in this issue
     b.  tack cling this issue
     c.  tackling this issue
     d.  tackle cling this issue

10)  important research about avian flu in China initially ______
     a.  went not noticed
     b.  went an noticed
     c.  went non-noticed
     d.  went unnoticed

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

New research says that language barriers are holding back science around the world. English (1) ___________________ to be the language of science, but one-third of research is not published in English. (2) ___________________ of important research is not seen or read by scientists and researchers. The research is from the University of Cambridge. Researchers said important science (3) ___________________ at the international level. They said science journals should publish basic summaries of a study's (4) ___________________ multiple languages. They also said universities around the world (5) ___________________ their research into different languages, (6) ___________________, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Many international companies are now asking (7) ___________________ to communicate only in English. They hope this will reduce language barriers. The German carmaker Volkswagen has (8) ___________________ that English and not German is (9) ___________________. VW executives said the switch to English was to attract employees. The Japanese carmaker Honda has also announced that all its (10) ___________________ English by 2020. Researcher Tatsuya Amano said: "I believe the scientific community needs to start seriously (11) ___________________." He used the example that important research about avian flu in China (12) ___________________ unnoticed by the World Health Organization because it was published in journals in Chinese.

Comprehension questions

  1. What is English widely accepted as being?
  2. How much of the world's research is not published in English?
  3. Which university carried out the research?
  4. What did the article say the summary of a study should include?
  5. How many languages did the writer mention regarding translation?
  6. What kind or companies are asking staff to communicate in English?
  7. What is the official language of Volkswagen?
  8. By when will Honda employees have to speak English?
  9. Who did a researcher say had to start seriously tackling this issue?
  10. What language was a study on avian flu published in?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What is English widely accepted as being?
a) the language of science
b) the best language
c) difficult
d) the language of love

2) How much of the world's research is not published in English?
a) most
b) over half
c) a third
d) between 5 -7%

3) Which university carried out the research?
a) Tokyo
b) Cambridge
c) Cairo
d) Brasilia

4) What did the article say the summary of a study should include?
a) the author's name
b) 300 words
c) two paragraphs
d) key findings

5) How many languages did the writer mention regarding translation?
a) 4
b) 3
c) 5
d) 7

6) What kind or companies are asking staff to communicate in English?
a) English companies
b) dictionary makers
c) language schools
d) international companies

7) What is the official language of Volkswagen?
a) French
b) English
c) none
d) German

8) By when will Honda employees have to speak English?
a) 2025
b) 2022
c) 2030
d) 2020

9) Who did a researcher say had to start seriously tackling this issue?
a) Chinese people
b) people with flu
c) the scientific community
d) the World Health Organization

10) What language was a study on avian flu published in?
a) English
b) Chinese
c) Japanese
d) Korean

Role play

Role A — Science

You think knowing English is best for moving science forward. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): love, a job or travel.

Role B — Love

You think knowing English is best for love. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): moving science forward, a job or travel.

Role C — Job

You think knowing English is best for a job. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): love, moving science forward or travel.

Role D — Travel

You think knowing English is best for travel. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): love, a job or moving science forward.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'language'

  • ________________
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  • ________________
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  • and 'barrier'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • all
    • just
    • switch
    • must
    • issue
    • because
    • new
    • third
    • lot
    • missed
    • basic
    • especially




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Language barriers holding back global science

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the phrase 'language barrier'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How important is English in your life?
    5. Would it be better to have just one language in the world?
    6. Why is language holding back science?
    7. How can we make sure more research is in English?
    8. How useful is it to have summaries in English?
    9. What do you need to read English for?
    10. What difficulties do you have reading English?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. Is it a good idea for global companies to use English only?
    3. What happens if there are language barriers?
    4. How can we make sure more research is seen?
    5. What language would be best for a global language?
    6. How difficult is it for an international company to switch to English?
    7. How will English make your life better?
    8. What languages should research be translated into?
    9. What advantage does English give you in life?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    New research says that language barriers are holding back science around the world. English is (1) ____ accepted to be the language of science, but one-(2) ____ of research is not published in English. This means a (3) ____ of important research is not seen or read by scientists and researchers. The research is from the University of Cambridge. Researchers said important science is being missed (4) ____ the international level. They said science journals should publish basic summaries of a study's (5) ____ findings in multiple languages. They also said universities around the world should translate (6) ____ research into different languages, especially Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

    Many international companies are now asking all their staff to communicate only in English. They (7) ____ this will reduce language barriers. The German carmaker Volkswagen has just announced that English and not German is its official language. VW executives said the (8) ____ to English was to attract employees. The Japanese carmaker Honda has also announced that all its staff must use English (9) ____ 2020. Researcher Tatsuya Amano said: "I believe the scientific community needs to start seriously (10) ____ this issue." He used the example that important research about avian flu in China initially (11) ____ unnoticed by the World Health Organization because it was published in journals (12) ____ Chinese.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)           width        (b)        wide        (c)        widely        (d)        wider       
    2. (a)           third        (b)        thirds        (c)        thirdly        (d)        threes       
    3. (a)           lot        (b)        loads        (c)        lid        (d)        many       
    4. (a)           at        (b)        of        (c)        as        (d)        to       
    5. (a)           hole        (b)        chain        (c)        lock        (d)        key       
    6. (a)           they        (b)        these        (c)        them        (d)        their       
    7. (a)           hope        (b)        aspire        (c)        wait        (d)        aim       
    8. (a)           dial        (b)        lever        (c)        button        (d)        switch       
    9. (a)           by        (b)        of        (c)        at        (d)        to       
    10. (a)           shooting        (b)        tackling        (c)        fouling        (d)        scoring       
    11. (a)           gone        (b)        went        (c)        seen        (d)        been       
    12. (a)           in        (b)        at        (c)        by        (d)        on

    Spelling

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

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    (    )     avian flu in China initially went unnoticed by the World Health Organization

    (    )     in English. This means a lot of important research is not seen or read by scientists and researchers. The research is

    (    )     New research says that language barriers are holding back science around the world. English is widely

    (    )     also announced that all its staff must use English by 2020. Researcher Tatsuya Amano said: "I believe

    (    )     accepted to be the language of science, but one-third of research is not published

    (    )     level. They said science journals should publish basic summaries of a study's key findings in multiple languages. They also

    (    )     because it was published in journals in Chinese.

    (    )     reduce language barriers. The German carmaker Volkswagen has just announced that English and not German is its official

    (    )     Many international companies are now asking all their staff to communicate only in English. They hope this will

    (    )     from the University of Cambridge. Researchers said important science is being missed at the international

    (    )     said universities around the world should translate their research into different

    (    )     the scientific community needs to start seriously tackling this issue." He used the example that important research about

    (    )     languages, especially Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

    Put the words in the right order

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    3. not   English   third   is   in   -   research   published   One   of   .
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    8. switch   was  employees  the  English  attract  said   to  to  Executives  .
    9. community  tackling  needs   this  to  The   start  scientific   seriously   .
    10. research   important   that   example   The   flu   avian  about   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    New research says that language barriers are holding back science around the world. English is wide / widely accepted to be the language of science, but one-third of / for research is not published / publishing in English. This means a lot of important research is not seeing / seen or read by scientists and researchers. The research is from the University of Cambridge. Researchers said importance / important science is being missed / missing at the international level / anvil. They said science journals should publish basic / basically summaries of a study's keys / key findings in multiple languages. They also said universities around the world should translate their research into different languages, special / especially Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

    Many international companies are known / now asking all their staff to communicate only on / in English. They hope this will reduce / reducing language barriers. The German carmaker Volkswagen has just announcement / announced that English and not German is its official language. VW executives said the switched / switch to English was to attract employees. The Japanese carmaker Honda has also announced that all / every its staff must use / useful English by 2020. Researcher Tatsuya Amano said: "I belief / believe the scientific community needs to start seriously tackling this issue." He using / used the example that important research about avian flu in China initially went unnoticed by the World Health Organization because it was published on / in journals in Chinese.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    new research says that language barriers are holding back science around the world english is widely accepted to be the language of science but one-third of research is not published in english this means a lot of important research is not seen or read by scientists and researchers the research is from the university of cambridge researchers said important science is being missed at the international level they said science journals should publish basic summaries of a study's key findings in multiple languages they also said universities around the world should translate their research into different languages especially chinese french portuguese and spanish

    many international companies are now asking all their staff to communicate only in english they hope this will reduce language barriers the german carmaker volkswagen has just announced that english and not german is its official language vw executives said the switch to english was to attract employees the japanese carmaker honda has also announced that all its staff must use english by 2020 researcher tatsuya amano said "i believe the scientific community needs to start seriously tackling this issue" he used the example that important research about avian flu in china initially went unnoticed by the world health organization because it was published in journals in chinese

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    ne-thirdofresearchisnotpublishedinEnglish.Thismeansalotofimport
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    chisfromtheUniversityofCambridge.Researcherssaidimportantscien
    ceisbeingmissedattheinternationallevel.Theysaidsciencejournalssh
    ouldpublishbasicsummariesofastudy'skeyfindingsinmultiplelangua
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    ftocommunicateonlyinEnglish.Theyhopethiswillreducelanguagebar
    riers.TheGermancarmakerVolkswagenhasjustannouncedthatEnglis
    handnotGermanisitsofficiallanguage.VWexecutivessaidtheswitchto
    Englishwastoattractemployees.TheJapanesecarmakerHondahasals
    oannouncedthatallitsstaffmustuseEnglishby2020.ResearcherTatsu
    yaAmanosaid:"Ibelievethescientificcommunityneedstostartseriousl
    ytacklingthisissue."Heusedtheexamplethatimportantresearchabout
    avianfluinChinainitiallywentunnoticedbytheWorldHealthOrganizatio
    nbecauseitwaspublishedinjournalsinChinese.

    Free writing

    Write about language barriers for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    There should only be one language in the world – English. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. LANGUAGE BARRIERS: Make a poster about language barriers. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. ENGLISH: Write a magazine article about English becoming the world's only language. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against it.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on English as a global language. Ask him/her three questions about this. Give him/her three of your opinions on this. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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