Teste de interpretação de texto em inglês

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Como anda a sua interpretação de textos? Se você ler um texto, consegue dizer o que entendeu dele? Caso sejam feitas perguntas sobre ele, você saberia responder com precisão em português? E em inglês?

A partir de sugestões, estou publicando hoje um texto encontrado na internet, que fala sobre idiomas. Ao final do texto, existem 8 questões, que você pode responder com T (True) ou F (False), para testar a sua compreensão do texto. Segue:

The hardest language

People often ask which is the most difficult language to learn, and it is not easy to answer because there are many factors to take into consideration. Firstly, in a first language the differences are unimportant as people learn their mother tongue naturally, so the question of how hard a language is to learn is only relevant when learning a second language.

A native speaker of Spanish, for example, will find Portuguese much easier to learn than a native speaker of Chinese, for example, because Portuguese is very similar to Spanish, while Chinese is very different, so first language can affect learning a second language. The greater the differences between the second language and our first, the harder it will be for most people to learn. Many people answer that Chinese is the hardest language to learn, possibly influenced by the thought of learning the Chinese writing system, and the pronunciation of Chinese does appear to be very difficult for many foreign learners. However, for Japanese speakers, who already use Chinese characters in their own language, learning writing will be less difficult than for speakers of languages using the Roman alphabet.

test-your-english

Some people seem to learn languages readily, while others find it very difficult. Teachers and the circumstances in which the language is learned also play an important role, as well as each learner’s motivation for learning. If people learn a language because they need to use it professionally, they often learn it faster than people studying a language that has no direct use in their day to day life.

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Apparently, British diplomats and other embassy staff have found that the second hardest language is Japanese, which will probably come as no surprise to many, but the language that they have found to be the most problematic is Hungarian, which has 35 cases (forms of a nouns according to whether it is subject, object, genitive, etc). This does not mean that Hungarian is the hardest language to learn for everyone, but it causes British diplomatic personnel, who are generally used to learning languages, the most difficulty. However, Tabassaran, a Caucasian language has 48 cases, so it might cause more difficulty if British diplomats had to learn it.

Different cultures and individuals from those cultures will find different languages more difficult. In the case of Hungarian for British learners, it is not a question of the writing system, which uses a similar alphabet, but the grammatical complexity, though native speakers of related languages may find it easier, while struggling with languages that the British find relatively easy.

No language is easy to learn well, though languages which are related to our first language are easier. Learning a completely different writing system is a huge challenge, but that does not necessarily make a language more difficult than another. In the end, it is impossible to say that there is one language that is the most difficult language in the world.

Após ler o texto, tente responder com T ou F as questões abaixo:

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1. The question of how hard a language is to learn is relevant to both first and second language acquisition.

2. Portuguese is definitely easier than Chinese.

3. A Japanese speaker may well find the Chinese writing system easier than a speaker of a European language.

4. The Hungarian alphabet causes problems for British speakers.

5. Hungarian is the hardest language in the world.

6. Hungarian has as many cases as Tabassaran.

7. Many British diplomats learn Tabassaran.

8. The writer thinks that learning new writing systems is easy.

Você pode comentar as suas respostas ou pode também verificar o “gabarito” clicando aqui, que foi de onde tirei este teste.

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Até mais,

Ueritom

9 comentários em “Teste de interpretação de texto em inglês

  • 9 de junho de 2014 em 12:20
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    Comprehension Exercise Results
    “Which is the hardest language?”

    Congratulations, you got 100% correct!

    😀

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  • 9 de novembro de 2013 em 16:48
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    Hy, everyone!
    I’m surprised … I thought that I wouldn’t get a good score, because I didn’t know a lot of words like “huge challenge” for example =D but I had imagine in that context, that means something like “hard”. So, now I’m happy cause tah dah:

    Comprehension Exercise Results
    “Which is the hardest language?”

    Congratulations, you got 100% correct!

    Thank you and give us another tests like this one!!!!

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    • 10 de novembro de 2013 em 19:02
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      Parabéns, Bruna..isso mostra que você está evoluindo no seu aprendizado! Continue assim e volte ao blog sempre que puder!

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  • 8 de novembro de 2013 em 20:56
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    very good,I liked very much

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  • 8 de novembro de 2013 em 09:15
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    Very good this text, win 6 fron 8. Congratulons!

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    • 9 de novembro de 2013 em 10:05
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      Que bom Raimundo, fico feliz em saber que sua capacidade de compreensão e interpretação de texto está boa. Espero que você possa sempre continuar melhorando. 🙂

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