We are all aware of the importance of speaking English. That’s why you are here, isn’t it? And some of you are even so fortunate as to live in an area where more than one language is spoken. Such is the case of the Balearic Islands where both Spanish and Catalan held the status of official languages. However, there are many countries where only one language exists and not only that, but the citizens are not very good language learners let alone, speak a foreign language fluently. Such is the case of my native England. But apart from widening work expectations, learning a new language, can provide many other benefits and in this TED Talks video, you’ll hear about some of the most important.
As usual, read the questions before playing the video and listen twice (put the video back), as practise for your C levels listening skill.