The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols

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Written languages around the world were developed for all of the following purposes, EXCEPT:

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1. How are written languages structured?

2. The acute accent which is placed over certain letters in French words to indicate the correct pronunciation is an example of which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students who want to challenge themselves to answer questions about key letters and symbols in the world's major languages can use this combination quiz/worksheet. It will ask students questions on the origins of written languages, the important characteristics of these written languages, and the letters and symbols associated with some of the major written languages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who use this quiz/worksheet can expect questions on the following topics:

  • The purpose of written languages
  • Structure of written languages
  • Specific characters
  • Written form found in the Middle Eastern region of the world

Skills Practiced

Those who take this quiz will be practicing the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the accompanying lesson on key letters and symbols in the world's major written languages.
  • Making connections - use understanding of the origins of written languages
  • Defining key concepts - correctly identify the linguistic term for a pronunciation sign
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific characters and languages

Additional Learning

For more information, take a look at the associated lesson, The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols. It will help students meet these objectives and goals:

  • Differentiate between hieroglyphics and the English alphabet
  • Understand language today in relation to the direction its written on the page
  • Learn about various major written languages such as Chinese and Spanish
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