Dec 112012

In this 6 Minute English – Speak any language instantly: we talk about a story in the news and learn some vocabulary while we’re doing it.
Can you imagine a machine which allows you to speak any language in the world?
A Japanese mobile phone operator has developed some technology which brings this language learners’ dream a step closer.

This week’s question:
How many languages are there in the world? Is it:

a) about 100
b) about 1,000
c) about 6,000

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.



app: software common on mobile phones
smartphone: a mobile phone which is also a small computer
in real time: instantly
server: a central computer which other computers get their information from
hot on the heels: very soon after something


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