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Europe and the European Day of Languages

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When is the European Day of languages celebrated? Find the date of the first celebration: ..........................................................................................................................................................................................

Why is this day celebrated? .....................................................................................................................................

How many countries celebrate this day? Give examples of how some of them celebrate it.
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By the way, how many languages are there in the whole world  ?

2000 ?
4500 ?
6000 ?

Here s a hint if you don t find the answer.


How many countries are members of the European Union? .........................................................................

How many different languages are spoken in the Union? ..............................................................................

When was the European Union founded? ..........................................................................................................
What was its 1st name and when was this body founded?
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Describe the flag of the European Union.
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Was this flag designed especially for the Union?
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Right or wrong? Justify your answers.

 
RIGHT
WRONG
There are 27 stars on the flag.    
The stars represent the member states.    
How many members did the Union have in :

1957 ?
 
1981 ?
 
2004 ?
 
Which country presides over the European Union?
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Which are the main objectives of the EU?
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There are three institutions involved in running the EU. Name them.
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Take the European test and see if you can do better than the average European.
What s YOUR score ? .................................................................................................................................................
Name the countries of the European Union and their capital cities.

 

The European Union member states :


 


Follow up work.

The European Union member states :

Fill in the grid.

The country
Nationality
The people
The language
Austria      
Belgium      
Bulgaria      
Cyprus      
Czech Republic      
Denmark      
Estonia      
Finland      
France      
Germany      
Greece      
Hungary      
Ireland      
Italy      
Latvia      
Lithuania      
Luxembourg      
Malta      
The Netherlands      
Poland      
Portugal      
Romania      
Slovakia      
Slovenia      
Spain      
Sweden      
The United Kingdom      

 


English speaking countries in the world.


Fill in the grid :

 


(Updated on 08/12/2010)