Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
Voices from English-speaking countries
INFO

Lingua inglese

English as a lingua franca
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Today the English language is employed all over the world.
B: The reasons for this development, which started five hundred years ago, can be found in historical events.
C: One of these events was the settlement of English-speaking people in the German-speaking lands.
D: Another important one was the huge emigration from England, Ireland and Scotland to North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.
E: One factor which contributed to the global spread of the English language was the major role acquired by Scotland after World War II.
F: In the latest phase of its development English also became the language of political and financial transactions and research.
G: English can be defined as a sort of lingua franca used by many non-native people to communicate, thanks to its flexibility and its massive presence on the World Wide Web.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
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Nadine Gordimer and J.M. Coetzee
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Nadine Gordimer and J.M. Coetzee are both ________ Africans.
2. The historical and ________ features of their country differentiate their work from that of other African writers.
3. They have a ________ heritage.
4. They were brought up with ________ as their first language.
5. Their work is ________ in form and narrative modes to that of Europe.
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New contributions
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Recently, English-speaking authors
A: have boosted the scope and significance of English-language literature.
B: have become opponents of the British empire.
C: started coming from South Africa, Nigeria, the West Indies, Australia and Canada.
D: refuse to write in the language of the Commonwealth.
E: adopt English to describe their experience and view of life.
F: use English only to be read by American readers.
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Salman Rushdie
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Salman Rushdie immigrated into ________.
2. He was one of the many other English-speaking authors who came from ex colonies and ________ countries.
3. He has added new ________ to British literature.
4. He has found himself ________ his two cultures.
5. He judges his country of origin both as an insider and as ________.
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New contributions
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

Among English-speaking authors there are writers who come from countries where indigenous languages are still mainly oral. Their languages are not entirely comprehensible, so in order to communicate with the English-speaking world and with their fellow countrymen they have to turn to English. Most of them have to face the contrast between the classical tradition of their country of origin and the great tradition of English literature. On the one hand, in fact, they have the gospel songs, dialect and regional customs of their homelands; on the other, they find the conventions of English and its Eastern influences. These writers try to adjust to this conflict, adapting it to their personal circumstances according to their own origin.
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New contributions
Match the names of the writers with the year they won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1. V.S. Naipaul: ________
2. Alice Munro: ________
3. J.M. Coetzee: ________
4. Wole Soyinka: ________
5. Patrick White: ________
6. Nadine Gordimer: ________
7. Derek Walcott: ________
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African English literatures
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. After WWII there was an outstanding emergence of an independent literature from ________ African writers.
2. All the new African English literatures have shared similar styles and approaches, tackled the same basic ________ and gone through the same phases of development.
3. First, they felt a revulsion against ________.
4. In this phase they reasserted their indigenous ________ values.
5. Then, they became deluded with the fruits of ________.
6. Finally, they either developed a growing sense of alienation or withdrew into ________ or let themselves go in further explosions of anger and radicalism.
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African English literatures
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

African writers
A: have to cope with rapid political and social changes.
B: are not interested in politics.
C: are under considerable pressure.
D: have finally found a relaxed attitude towards writing.
E: are interested in introspection and psychological analysis.
F: undertake elaborate experiments in language and structure.
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Chinua Achebe
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Chinua Achebe is a ________ writer.
2. He deals with a central problem facing African writers, that is, ________.
3. He managed to create a particular ________ style.
4. His style incorporates African customs and ________ patterns.
5. He uses ________ and impeccably good English.
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Doris Lessing
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Doris Lessing is white.
B: She never won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
C: She was brought up in Southern Rhodesia.
D: Her country of origin was later renamed Zimbabwe.
E: She decided to live and work in Australia.
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