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2019英语专八听力mini lecture全真模拟训练MP3附文本(二十六)

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2019英语专八听力mini lecture全真模拟训练MP3附文本(二十六)

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  [00:10.12]TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS--GRADE EIGHT

  [00:13.51]Section A MINI-LECTURE

  [00:16.97]In this section you will hear a mini-lecture.

  [00:20.29]You will hear the mini-lecture ONCE ONLY.

  [00:23.73]While listening to the mini-lecture,

  [00:25.82]please complete the gap-filling task on ANSWER SHEET ONE

  [00:30.29]and write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

  [00:34.70]Make sure the word(s) you fill in is (are) both grammatically

  [00:39.23]and semantically acceptable.

  [00:41.85]You may use the blank sheet for note-taking.

  [00:45.67]You have THIRTY seconds to preview the gap-filling task.

  [01:19.89]Now, listen to the mini-lecture.

  [01:22.30]When it is over, you will be given THREE minutes

  [01:25.05]to check your work.

  [01:27.81]Why Learning Spanish

  [01:30.55]Good morning, everyone.

  [01:32.29]Welcome all of you to the lecture "series of language orientation".

  [01:37.33]Today, we are going to focus on Spanish. Who's learning Spanish these days?

  [01:43.45]For starters, residents of the United States,

  [01:46.70]a bunch not known for conquering monoligualism,

  [01:49.75]are studying Spanish in record numbers.

  [01:52.92]Spanish, too, is becoming of greater importance in Europe,

  [01:56.65]where it is often the foreign language of choice after English.

  [02:00.63]And it's no wonder that Spanish is a popular second or third language:

  [02:05.07]with some 400 million speakers, it's the fourth most commonly spoken language

  [02:10.61]in the world after English, Chinese and Hindustani.

  [02:15.77]And according to some counts it has more native speakers than English does.

  [02:20.81]It is an official language on four continents and is of historical importance elsewhere.

  [02:27.36]The numbers alone make Spanish a good choice

  [02:30.66]for those wanting to learn another tongue.

  [02:34.27]But there are plenty of other reasons to learn Spanish. Here are a few.

  [02:40.42]First of all, better understanding of English.

  [02:43.53]Much of the vocabulary of English has Latin origins,

  [02:47.53]much of which came to English by way of French.

  [02:50.77]Since Spanish is also a Latin language, you will find as you study Spanish

  [02:55.37]that you have a better understanding of your native vocabulary.

  [02:59.54]Similarly, both Spanish and English share Indo-European roots,

  [03:04.83]so their grammars are similar.

  [03:07.09]There is perhaps no more effective way to learn English grammar

  [03:10.51]than by studying the grammar of another language,

  [03:13.50]for the study forces you to think about how your language is structured.

  [03:18.22]It's not unusual, for example,

  [03:20.11]to gain an understanding of English verbs' tenses and moods

  [03:24.39]by learning how those verbs are used in Spanish.

  [03:28.13]Secondly, know your neighbours.

  [03:30.93]Not all that many years ago, the Spanish-speaking population of the United States

  [03:35.71]was confined to the Mexican border states, Florida and New York City.

  [03:40.87]But no more. Even where I live, less than 100 kilometres from the Canadian border,

  [03:46.28]there are Spanish-speaking people living on the same street as I do.

  [03:50.95]Knowing Spanish has proven invaluable in speaking with

  [03:54.27]other residents of my town who don't know English.

  [03:58.25]Thirdly, travel.

  [04:00.13]Yes, it is perfectly possible to visit Mexico, Spain

  [04:04.36]and even Equatorial Guinea without speaking a word of Spanish.

  [04:08.91]But it isn't nearly half as much fun. I remember about two decades ago -

  [04:14.01]when my Spanish was much less adequate than it is today -

  [04:17.56]when I met some mariachis on top of one of the pyramids near Mexico City.

  [04:23.15]Because I spoke limited Spanish,

  [04:25.15]they wrote down the words for me so I could sing along.

  [04:28.51]It turned out to be one of my most memorable travel experiences,

  [04:32.49]and one unlike what most tourists have the opportunity to enjoy.

  [04:36.97]Time and time again while travelling in Mexico, Central America and South America

  [04:42.54]I've had doors opened to me simply because I speak Spanish,

  [04:46.71]allowing me to see and do things that many other visitors do not.

  [04:51.93]Fourthly, cultural understanding.

  [04:54.92]While most of us can't hope to learn the languages of more than one or two cultures

  [04:59.90]other than that of our own, those that we can learn help us to learn

  [05:04.05]how other people learn and think.

  [05:07.54]When I read Latin American or Spanish newspapers, for example,

  [05:11.39]I often find that I gain a sense of how other people think and feel,

  [05:16.20]a way that is different from my own.

  [05:18.95]Spanish also offers a wealth of literature, both modern and traditional.

  [05:24.30]Next in point, learning Spanish help us learn other languages.

  [05:28.91]If you can learn Spanish, you'll have a head start

  [05:31.40]in learning the other Latin-based languages such as French and Italian.

  [05:36.63]And it will even help you learn Russian and German,

  [05:39.30]since they too have Indo-European roots and have some characteristics

  [05:44.40]that are present in Spanish but not English,

  [05:47.45]for instance gender and extensive conjugation.

  [05:51.19]And I wouldn't be surprised

  [05:52.74]if learning Spanish might even help you learn Japanese

  [05:56.10]or any other non-Indo-European language,

  [05:59.03]since intensive learning the structure of a language

  [06:01.95]can give you a reference point for learning others.

  [06:06.07]Sixthly, Spanish is easy to learn.

  [06:09.00]In fact, Spanish is one of the easiest foreign languages to learn.

  [06:13.41]Much of its vocabulary is similar to English's,

  [06:16.71]and written Spanish is almost completely phonetic.

  [06:20.57]Look at almost any Spanish word and you can tell how it is pronounced.

  [06:25.51]And while mastering the grammar of Spanish can be a challenge.

  [06:28.87]Basic grammar is straightforward enough

  [06:31.42]that you can have meaningful communication after only a few lessons.

  [06:36.21]Seventhly, employment opportunities.

  [06:39.32]If you're in the United States and work in one of the helping professions

  [06:43.36]including medicine and education, you'll find your opportunities expand

  [06:47.72]by knowing Spanish. And wherever you live,

  [06:50.77]if you're in any occupation that involves international trade,

  [06:54.57]communications or tourism, you'll similarly find opportunities

  [06:58.48]to use your new language skills.

  [07:01.22]Above all, learning Spanish is fun.

  [07:04.21]Whether you enjoy talking, reading, or mastering challenges,

  [07:08.13]you'll find all of them in learning Spanish.

  [07:11.49]For many people, there's something inherently enjoyable

  [07:14.66]about successfully speaking in another tongue.

  [07:18.22]Perhaps that's one reason children sometimes speak in Pig Latin

  [07:22.93]or device secret codes of their own.

  [07:25.98]Although learning a language can be work, the efforts pay off quickly

  [07:30.28]when you finally get to use your skills.

  [07:33.51]OK, I have outlined eight benefits of learning Spanish.

  [07:37.37]For many people, Spanish offers the most rewards

  [07:40.61]with the least effort of any foreign language. It's never too late to begin learning.

  [07:46.89]Why don't you join us in a happy and rewarding journey

  [07:50.44]in learning Spanish together?

  [07:53.61]Now you have THREE minutes to check your work.

  [10:57.44]This is the end of Section A MINI-LECTURE.

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