Language extinction

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B1 – Intermediate

Economic development is causing the extinction of some languages, according to some scientists. A study has found that minority languages in the most developed parts of the world are most at threat.

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Language extinction

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Discuss:

1. Do you know a language that has gone extinct?
2. In your opinion, do you think that rapid growth of a country can affect the extinction of language?
3. What are some of the other local languages that you can speak? How about international languages?
4. If you were given an opportunity, which languages would you like to learn and master?

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