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Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1. (a) asked (b) told (c) said
2. (a) speech (b) speaking (c) spokesman
3. (a) did (b) made (c) had
4. (a) success (b) successfully (c) successful
5. (a) hire (b) higher (c) high
6. (a) logic (b) logical (c) logically
7. (a) sixty (b) sixes (c) sixth
8. (a) good (b) well (c) best
9. (a) gift (b) present (c) treat
10. (a) different (b) differ (c) difference

Ex.4. SPELLING: Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1
1. countries have adesk
2. WTO kemsapons
3. nudscssiig it now
4. may not be sfscucusle
5. cost atbou $43 million
6. the WTO ddsa Arabic
Paragraph 2
7. It essem logical
8. saekp the language
9. most yldiew-spoken language
10. a iloilbn Chinese speakers
11. nogebl to a different time
12. mbcigeno more important

Ex.5. PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER: Number these lines in the correct order.

( ) Keith Rockwell told reporters that Kuwait made the request to the WTO. Members of the organization
( 1 ) Arab countries have asked for Arabic to be an official language of the World Trade Organization
( ) language around the world. It is the world’s sixth most widely-spoken language. French isn’t even in the
( ) It seems logical that Arabs want Arabic as a WTO language. More than 280 million people speak the
( ) three languages belong to a different time. Globalization means other countries are becoming more important.
( ) billion Chinese speakers in the world. It may not be too long before the WTO languages change. The present
( ) year to hire translators. If the WTO adds Arabic, China would probably ask the WTO to add Chinese too.
( ) top ten. China has a good reason to ask for Chinese to be an official WTO language – there are over a
( ) (WTO). The only official languages of the WTO are English, French and Spanish. WTO spokesman
( ) are discussing it now. However, the request may not be successful. It would cost about $43 million a

Ex.6. READING: With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1. official of WTO only languages the The.
2. WTO made request the Kuwait the to.
3. organization Members are of discussing the it.
4. year a million $43 about Cost translators hire to.
5. too Chinese add to WTO the Ask.
6. Arabic want Arabs that logical seems It.
7. spoken sixth language most widely The - world’s.
8. the in even isn’t French ten top.
9. a the billion world Chinese speakers Over in.
10. important Other are more countries becoming.

Ex.7. DISCUSSION: (Write your own questions and make up a dialogue on the topic

Ex.8. WRITING: Write about world languages for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

Ex.9. ARTICLE RENDERING: Render the newspaper article: “Arabs Want Arabic as a WTO Language”



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. ARABIC AND THE WTO: Search the Internet and find more information about Arabic and the WTO. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE:Write a magazine article about Arabic and the WTO. Include imaginary interviews with an Arab and a WTO member who is against adding another official language to the WTO languages. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. 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.

5. LETTER:Write a letter to the head of the WTO. Ask him/her three questions

about languages at the WTO. Give him/her three of your opinions on world

languages. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your

partner will answer the questions you asked.

Unit IX

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