- How many languages do you speak?
- Do you want to learn more languages?
- common /KOM-uhn/
- wonder /WUHN-der/
- explore /ik-SPLAWR/
- recent /REE-suhnt/
- experience /ik-SPEER-ee-uhns /
[adjective] – the same in a lot of places or for a lot of people
It’s common to see people walking their dogs in the park.
[verb] – to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something
I wonder what the weather will be like tomorrow.
[verb] – to think about, talk about, or study something, or to experience it, in order to find out more about it:
To create the most effective vaccination, researchers are exploring a number of different options.
[adjective] – happening or starting from a short time ago
I read a recent article about climate change in the newspaper.
[noun] – (the process of getting) knowledge or skill from doing, seeing, or feeling things
Going to the amusement park was a fun experience for the whole family.
Recent studies have shown that up to 70% of people dream in their second language, even if they are not fluent in it in real life. Scientists believe that when we learn a new language, our brain creates new neural connections, which are activated when we use that language. During sleep, these connections can be triggered, leading to foreign-language dreams. Our brain is more receptive to learning and processing new information when we dream.
In conclusion, dreaming in foreign languages is a natural and common experience that many people share. It demonstrates the complexity of our brains and how they process information. So, the next time you find yourself dreaming in a language you’re learning, embrace it as a sign of your brain’s ongoing learning process.
True or False:
- Recent studies have shown that many people dream in their second language, even if they are not fluent in it in real life.
- Scientists believe that when we learn a new language, our brain creates new neural connections, which are activated when we use that language.
- Dreaming in foreign languages is an uncommon and puzzling phenomenon that scientists do not understand.
- During sleep, our brain is less receptive to learning and processing new information.
- Dreaming in a foreign language can be seen as a positive sign of our brain’s ongoing learning process.
Fill in the blanks:
- My favorite subject is math because it’s ______ to use numbers in everyday life.
- She got the job because of her previous ______ working in customer service.
- She looked at the stars and couldn’t help but ______ if there was life on other planets.
- My brother’s ______ soccer game was very exciting, his team won 2-0.
- The group of scientists wanted to ______ the idea of creating a new vaccine for the flu virus.