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European Day of Languages 26 September. What is it? an event organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union it celebrates linguistic diversity.

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1 European Day of Languages 26 September

2 What is it? an event organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union it celebrates linguistic diversity and promotes language learning and cultural diversity of Europe

3 Why a European Day of Languages? Europe is rich in languages there are over 200 European languages language learning brings benefits to young and old - you are never too old to learn a language and to enjoy the opportunities it opens up

4 even if you only know a few words of the language of the country that you visit, this enables you to make new friends and contacts learning other peoples' languages is a way of helping us to understand each other better and overcome our cultural differences language skills are a necessity and a right for EVERYONE – that is one of the main messages of the European Day of Languages

5 Language facts there are between 6000 and 7000 languages in the world at least half of the world’s population are bilingual or plurilingual, they speak two or more languages English borrowed words and expressions from many other languages in the past, European languages are now borrowing many words from English

6 languages are related to each other like the members of a family, most European languages belong to the large Indo-European family most European languages belong to three broad groups: Germanic, Romance and Slavic The Slavic languages include Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and others most European languages use the Latin alphabet but some Slavic languages use the Cyrillic alphabet

7 Student’s presentations

8 Denmark Kongeriget the capital city of Denmark is Copenhagen Denmark is a country of the European Union the Kingdom of Denmark is ruled Queen Margrethe II Denmark is the smallest Nordic country

9 the most famous Dane is a writer of fairy tales - Hans Christian Andersen alphabet consists of 29 letters, of which nine vowels (a, e, i, o, u, y, æ, ø, A) Danish is spoken in Denmark in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein in Greenland and the Sheep's islands Denmark borders with Germany and Sweden

10 Coat of arms of Denmark Map of Denmark Made by: Antonija Bošnjak, 8.a

11 Spain BASICS: Raúl: ¡Hola! Me llamo Raúl. ¿Cómo te llamas? Hi! My name is Raul. What’s your name? Sofía: Hola, Raúl. Me llamo Sofía. Hi,Raul. My name is Sofia. Raúl: ¿Qué tal How are you? Sofía: Bien. ¿Y tú? Fine and you? Raúl: Fenomenal, gracias. Fine,thank you. Sofía: ¡Qué fantástico! That’s fantastic!

12 Raúl: Hey, ¿Dónde vives? Hey, where do you live? Sofía: Vivo en un piso en Londres, Inglaterra. ¿Y tú? I live in an apartment in London, England. And you? Raúl: Vale. Vivo en el sur de España. Vale. I live in south Spain. Sofía: ¿En el campo o en la ciudad? On the countryside or in the town? Raúl: En el campo. Las ciudades son ruidosas. On the countryside. Towns are noisy. Sofía: Sí, pero no hay nada que hacer en el campo.:) Yes, but there is nice on th countryside:) Raúl: Pues, ¡adiós, Sofía! So goodbye, Sofia Sofía: ¡Hasta luego! See you!

13 GREETINGS IN SPANISH Hello! – Hola Good morning! - ¡Buenos días! Good afternoon! - ¡Buenos días! Good evening! - ¡Buenas tardes! Good night! - ¡Buenas noches! See you! - ¡Hasta luego! Goodbye! - Adiós

14 NUMBERS IN SPANISH 1 – uno 2 – dos 3 – tres 4 – cuatro 5 – cinco 6 – seis 7 – siete 8 – ocho 9 – nueve 10 – diez Made by: Sara Šopar, 8.a

15 France France (the French Republic) is the largest country in Western Europe and the third- largest Europe. 65.8 million people live there there are some of the world's largest and renowned museums in France the Louvre is the most visited art museum in the world Musée d'Orsay is mostly devoted to impressionism and Beaubourg is dedicated to Contemporary art

16 The most popular tourist sites Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles, Musée d'Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Centre Pompidou, Mont Saint-Michel, Château de Chambord,Sainte-Chapelle, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Puy de Dôme, Musée Picasso, Carcassonne

17 Versailles the Eiffel Tower the Louvre Notre Dame

18 SOME EXPRESSIONS IN FRENCH Salute! - Hello! Bon voyage! - Bon voyage! Bienvenue! – Welcome! Excusez moi! – Excuse me/Sorry! Bon Soir! – Good evening Bon appetit! – Bon appetit! Made by: Ivan Komar, 8.a

19 Italy language region: Westren Europe official language in: Italy, Switzerland,San Marino and Vatikan number of speakers: 61 milion people states of speakers: Italy, San Marino,Vatikan and few other states Italian is the fifth language in the world that is taught in schools

20 SHORT ITALIAN DICTIONARY Hello-Ciao Good evening-Buonasera What’s your name-Qual è il tuo nome My name is...-Il mio nome ist I was born in...-Sono nato a I am...-Io sono I love you-Ti amo rain-pioggia snow-neve rainbow-arcobaleno shoes-scarpe hair-capelli eye-occhio glasses-occhiali winner-vincitore

21 window-finestra ball-palla foot-piede arm-braccio men-maschi women-donne father-padre mother-madre grandma-nonna grandpa-nonno brother-fratello sister-sorella footbal-calcio basketball-pallacanestro singer-cantante guitar-chitarra sea-mare

22 summertime-estate winter-inverno fire-fuoco the best-la migliore tree-albero drink-bere easy-facile hard-duro ice cream-gelato grass-erba food-cibo Made by: Nikola Domislović and Neven Božić, 8.a

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