Calentamiento
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#1
Please answer the questions on your handout
SILENTLY and INDEPENDENTLY.
#2
Language
Number of Native
Speakers
Number of all
Speakers
Mandarin
935 million
1.12 billion
Spanish
387 million
500 million
English
365 million
1.8 billion
Hindi / Urdu
295 million
490 million
Arabic
280 million
452 million
1. What does Graph 1 tell you?
#3
2. What does Chart 2 tell you?
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48,000
46,000
44,000
42,000
40,000
38,000
36,000
3. What does Graph 3 tell you?
4. Based on the graphs you
analyzed, why might it be beneficial
Monolingual
Bilingual
Average Salaries of an Office Manager in
the US per Year
to know Spanish?
¡Hablamos!
• In HABLAMOS
pairs, practice
the following conversation in
DEBRIEF:
SPANISH,
1. Did youusing
speakthese
100% words:
Spanish?
2. Diddías.
you challenge
to meet people
you didn’t
Buenos
¿Cómoyourself
te llamas?
Me llamo
_____.
already know?
• Keep
practicing,
until you
can
3. Was
it uncomfortable?
Did it
feel have
funny?the
Did conversation
you make
a mistake?
without
looking at the board. 
• Partner 1: “Good morning, what’s your name?”
• Partner 2: “Good morning, My name is _______.
What’s your name?”
• Partner 1: “My name is ________.”
¿Por qué estudiamos español?
• INFOGRAPHIC on “Why It Pays to Be Bilingual” :
http://voxy.com/blog/index.php/wide-infographics/53122/?post=2725
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Cognitive advantages
Financial advantages
Cultural advantages / global awareness
Educational advantages
Social advantages
Personal advantages – it’s fun!  Learning Spanish is one of the
easier languages to learn because it is so similar to English. (The
pronunciation is actually easier and more predictable than
English!)
What is Spanish like at
Austin High?
Annotate your answers in your notebook/binder.
Why it Pays to be Bilingual
Read the article and answer the questions
in complete sentences.
Tarea (Homework)
• Finish reading “Why it Pays to be Bilingual” and
answer the questions in complete sentences.
• Supplies for Spanish class.
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