According to the first paragraph, what is TRUE about adults’ learning another language?
Many of them can really master it.
Their accent is similar to that of native speakers.
Their errors in language use are short-term.
Their learning is affected by many factors.
Correct Answer: EASY
Explanation: According to the first paragraph, what is true about adults learning a new language?
A. Many of them can really master it.
B. Their voices sound like native speakers.
C. Short-term errors in their use of the language.
D. Their foreign language learning is affected by many factors.
Translation of paragraph 1: In the study of language in everyday life, it is clear that learning a second language in adulthood is much more difficult than learning a first language in childhood. Most adults don’t fully grasp that foreign language, especially phonetically – so there are foreign intonations everywhere. Their development is often “fossilized” into fixed-fault systems that no teaching or fixing can fix. Of course, there are also individual differences, which depend heavily on effort, attitude, level of practice, quality of teaching and available talent, but there seems to be a limitation even to the best students in the best of circumstances.