Vocabulary - Learning Languages
Complete the following sentences with the nouns from the box.
mother tongue | revising | native | sit | fluent | brush up | by heart | look | bilingual | pronunciation
in four languages.
for my exams at the moment.
the word up in a dictionary.
Besides Italian, my
, I can also speak French and German.
Susan had difficulty with the
of his name.
on his English before he goes to Dublin.
About 20 per cent of the school's students are
I know I'll never speak Spanish like a
You'll have to learn phrasal verbs
the examinations in December.
fluent in (adj)
able to speak or write quickly, especially in a foreign language
to study your previous work in preparation for an examination
look up (pv)
to search for something in a book or reference
mother tongue (n)
your native language
the way in which a word or language is pronounced
brush up (pv)
to quickly improve a skill
speaking two languages equally well
connected with the place where you have always lived
using only your memory
sit an exam
to do an exam