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Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer. A sign language is a language which uses hands to make gestures to communicate instead of sound - simultaneously combining movement of the arms or body, and facial expressions to express a speaker's thought. Sign languages develop in deaf communities. Interpreters and friends and families of deaf people, who are not deaf as well as people who are deaf or hearing- impaired themselves use sign language to communicate. When people using different sign languages meet communication is significantly easier than when people of different spoken languages meet. Sign language in this respect gives access to an international deaf community. However, sign language is not universal. Wherever communities of deaf people exist, sign languages develop. They vary from culture to culture. They are not based on the spoken language in the country of origin. Hundreds of sign languages are in use around the world. Sign languages are as rich and complex as any oral language, despite the common misconception that they are not "real languages". On the whole, deaf sign languages are independent of oral languages and follow their own paths of development. For example, British Sign Language and American Sign Language are quite different and mutually unintelligible, even though the hearing people of Britain and America share the same oral language. Similarly, countries which use a single oral language throughout may have two or more sign languages; whereas an area that contains more than one oral language might use only one sign language. 18. Sign language uses …………….to communicate a. sound b. voice c. gestures d. eye contact 19. Sign language is generally used to communicate to the………………. a. deaf b. b. blind c. poor d. lisping 20. According to the writer, . a. only the deaf can use sign language b. sign language only belongs to the disabled c. everybody can use sign language to communicate with the deaf d. sign language cannot be used by those who do not suffer deafness 21. Which sentence is NOT true? a. Sign languages are as rich and complex as oral languages b. Some people consider sign languages not real languages c. Deaf sign languages are independent from oral languages d. Deaf sign languages develop dependently on oral languages

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