"Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan

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1. Amy Tan workes as a writer. Why?
She didn't have any option
Because she loves language
Because she would like to teach childrens by books
She isn't a writer, she is an English Teacher
2. She has to speak to different Englishes. What are the two Englishes?
The one that she talks with her chinese family and the one that she uses in her conferences
The one that she uses with the childrens and with her people in China
The one that she uses in her conferences and with her boss
None of the above
3. Why Amy's friends cannot understand Amy's mother and she believes that her mother's language is perfect?
She was born listening her and she learned to accept her way of talking and how to interpretated what she's saying
because they talk in a secret code
because is was her mother tongue
a and c
4. People referred to her mother language as "broken". By this, we can interpretate that she wasn't a good talker but still she can fully comunnicate with everyone.
5. When her mother realized her limitations of her English, she began to...
Travel to New York for better opportunities
sending Amy to talk in telephone as she were her mother
send her child to talk in the stockbroker's office
6. Why she never achieve excellent scores in the English's tests?
Her mother's english affected her posibilities in life
she wasn't interest in achieving excellent grades
She didn't understand her teacher
a and b
7. She didn't understand..
word analogies
fill in the blanks sentence completion
present and past tense
a and b
a and c
8. She likes to write________ stories
non fiction
social problems
9. Tan writes about being ashamed because of her mother's speech. This can promote social problems like racism and discriminary ideas that can be critical to United States and all the world
10. One of the messages that Amy is trying to sed us is:
Broken languague can affect the way people thinks about you
people can use different kinds of Englishes to comunicate with everybody
books should be write in a way that people can understand it
all of the above
a and b
11. In her essay Amy did not said:
Teachers concentrate more on teaching asian americans in math
she describes her mother's speech as broken or limited english
She writes thinking that she is writing for her husband
she considered that fill in the blank sentece completion were a matter of opinion

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