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'Europe is rich in languages - there are over 200 European languages and many more spoken by citizens whose family origin is from other continents. This is an important resource to be recognised, used and cherished.Language learning brings benefits to everyone. Even if you only know a few words of the language of the country that you visit (for example on holiday), this enables you to make new friends and contacts. English alone is not enough!'

26th September

ESCAPE ROOM

European Day of Languages

https://edl.ecml.at/

LET'S GO!

Are you ready for a challenge?

After you complete each of the tasks successfully, you'll be given a number. Keep them in order to crack the code at the end!

Introduction

01Quiz

02Detective

THE CODE!

04 Sequences

03 Idioms

INTRODUCTION: 9 REASONS TO LEARN A LANGUAGE

QUIZ

Complete the quiz correctly and get the first number to crack the code!

START

QUESTION 1/5

Which is the most spoken language in the world?

MANDARIN

ENGLISH

PORTUGUESE

QUIZ

NEXT

CORRECT!

Explanation:Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world with 918 million native speakers.

QUIZ

QUESTION 2/5

There are 1.5 billion English speakers in the world. But, for how many of them is it their mother tongue?

379 MILLION

1 BILLION

5 MILLION

QUIZ

NEXT

Explanation:Even though many people can speak English worldwide, it is their second or third language. So how can you stand out? Learn a language other than English!

QUIZ

CORRECT!

Due to the influx of migrants and refugees, Europe has become largely multilingual. For example, how many languages do you think are spoken in London?

More than 300

More than 20

More than 120

QUESTION 3/5

QUIZ

NEXT

CORRECT!

Explanation:In London alone some 300 languages are spoken (Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Berber, Hindi, Punjabi, etc.).

QUIZ

How many languages are there in the world?

Between 1000 and 2000

Between 6000 and 7000

Between 900 and 1000

QUESTION 4/5

QUIZ

NEXT

CORRECT!

Explanation:There are between 6000 and 7000 languages in the world

QUIZ

What language did English borrow the word 'chocolate' from?

German

Spanish

Arabic

QUESTION 5/5

QUIZ

NEXT

CORRECT!

Explanation:Languages are constantly in contact with each other and affect each other in many ways: English borrowed words and expressions from many other languages in the past.

QUIZ

Ooops!Wrong answer! Try again!

WRONG!

TRY AGAIN

QUIZ

Amongst all the answers that you find,click only on the right ones.

DETECTIVE

START

CLICK ONLY ON THE WORDS THAT MEAN 'HELLO' IN OTHER LANGUAGES

VINO

SACAPUNTAS

COCODRILO

HOLA

CUCARACHA

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CLICK ONLY ON THE WORDS THAT MEAN 'HELLO' IN OTHER LANGUAGES

谢谢Xièxiè

三Sān

起司Qǐ sī

太阳Tàiyáng

CORRECT!

你好Nǐ hǎo

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CLICK ONLY ON THE WORDS THAT MEAN 'HELLO' IN OTHER LANGUAGES

CHAT

BLEU

CARAMEL

BONJOUR

CORRECT!

AU REVOIR

Drag the light to search in the dark

WRONG!This answer is incorrect!

TRY AGAIN

Choose the right idiom

IDIOMS

START

What do spaniards mean when they say..."¡eres la bomba!"? (literal translation: you're the bomb!)

You are very dangerous!

You are great!

Correct!

WHAT do bulgarians mean WHEN THEY SAY..."Като дупе и гащи"?(LITERAL TRANSLATION: LIKE BUTTOCKS AND UNDERWEAR)

They are very close

They need a wash

Correct!

WHAT DO polish MEAN WHEN THEY SAY..."Zrobić kogoś w konia"? (literal translation: To turn someone into a horse)

To be hilarious and make people laugh

To cheat or deliberately mislead someone

Correct!

WHAT ARE portuguese SAYING WHEN THEY SAY..."Ter macaquinhos na cabeça"? (LITERAL TRANSLATION: to have little monkeys in ones' head)

To have unfounded worries

To have a very bighead

Correct!

WHAT ARE germans SAYING WHEN THEY SAY..."ICH GLAUB MEIN SCHWEIN PFEIFT"? (LITERAL TRANSLATION: I think my pig whistles)

I have a feeling that something isn't right

I can't believe it!

WRONG!Remember that idiomatic expressions can't be translated word by word.

TRY AGAIN

SEQUENCES

Choose the correct word to complete the series.You're about to get the last number to crack the code!

START

Which is the word that completes the series?

Choose the correct word:

?

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

Option 6

KROKODYL(Polish)

ZÎRAFA(Czech)

MAUS(German)

ELEFANTE(Spanish)

DEL'FIN(Ukranian)

LEONE(Italian)

IDEIA (Portuguese)

AUTOBUS (Italian)

ORANžINIS(Lithuanian)

VIOLETT(German)

UNIVERSITEIT(Dutch)

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

Option 6

CORRECT!

?

SKI(French)

FUßBALL(German)

TENIS(Spanish)

BASQUETEBOL(Portuguese)

CICLISMO(Italian)

BOWLEN(Dutch)

T-SHIRT(German)

CATEDRAL(Spanish

AUSTRALIJA (Lithuanian)

APPEL(Dutch)

BLU(Albanian)

Which is the word that completes the series?

Choose the correct word:

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

Option 6

?

CRÊPE(French)

KEBAP(Turkish)

PAELLA(Spanish)

PIZZA(Italian)

BANAN(Polish)

SOPA(Catalan)

ZÉRO(French)

UNIVERSITÀ (Italian)

ORANJE (Flemish)

FEBRUARIE (Romanian)

TYGR(Czech)

CORRECT!

Which is the word that completes the series?

Choose the correct word:

WRONG!This answer is incorrect!

TRY AGAIN

7

AMAZING!

THE FIRST NUMBER IS:

GO BACK TO THE START

0

GO BACK TO THE START

Making the effort to learn another language, even if it is just a few words makes a massive difference! Give it a go when you travel abroad or with a speaker of that language.

AMAZING!

THE SECOND NUMBER IS:

9

GO BACK TO THE START

AMAZING!

THE THIRD NUMBER IS:

2

GO BACK TO THE START

AMAZING!

THE FOURTH NUMBER IS:

ENTER THE SECRET CODE

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have cracked the code and should now have a better understanding of the linguistic diversity in the world and the benefits of learning languages.