Benefits of Bilingualism

Bilingualism is the ability to speak two languages. It may be acquired early by children in countries, regions or even families where adults speak two languages. Children may also become bilingual by using different languages in two different social settings; for example, speaking Myanmar at home and being taught in Chinese at school. A second language can also be acquired through formal training (e.g. studying English, as most of you are).

Read the seven characteristics of bilingual people below and identify key words and key ideas.

(A) More awareness and understanding of cultural differences

(B) Higher educational achievement in some subjects

(C) Improved analytical and decision making abilities

(D) Less reduction in brain capacity through illness and aging

(E) Greater employment and career opportunities

(F) Stronger memory function

(G) Enhanced creativity and problem solving abilities

Now read the article from a Vietnamese School and match each characteristic with the seven benefits listed in the article.

When you have matched the characteristics to the benefits, enter your answers in the sheet below


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