Countries, languages and people

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The names of countries, languages and their people follow their own rules. You must learn them as words.

Interactive exercises

1. Which languages do they speak?

Flag of Denmark.svg Flag of Belgium.svg

People in Belgium speak Dutch and French.

Danes in Denmark speak Danish.

Flag of Greece.svg Flag of Ireland.svg

Greeks in Greece speak Greek.

The Irish in the Republic of Ireland speak English.


Achtung

Did you notice something about the spelling?

All these words are names!

Words like English, German, Irish and Ireland always start with a CAPITAL letter!


2. Languages, People and Country Names

Put in the correct names!

Flag of France.svg Flag of Italy.svg

The French live in France() and speak French ().

Italians live in Italy () and speak Italian().

Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Poland.svg

The country of the Dutch is called the Netherlands () and they speak Dutch ().

The Poles() in the Republic of Poland ()speak Polish().

3. Languages, People and Country Names

Put in the correct names!

Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Turkey.svg

People in Russia speak Russian().

Turkish people in Turkey() speak Turkish().

Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Portugal.svg

Spaniards in Spain() speak Spanish () and Catalan in the area around Barcelona.

The Portuguese in Portugal() speak Portuguese().