Here is a sample band 9 IELTS task 2 answer on the topics of languages dying out.
Every year several languages die out. Some people think that it is not important because life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
It is argued that the annual extinction of many languages is not a problem because having just a few languages leads to a more convenient life. It is disagreed that the convenience of using just a few key languages makes the dying out of less spoken dialects acceptable. This essay will first discuss the importance of language to culture and secondly the fact that learning a few common languages is unrealistic, followed by a reasoned conclusion.
A language is not just a group of spoken words but the key to someone’s culture. Language has evolved over thousands of years to reflect what it means to be from a particular place. For example, the Irish language has one of the widest vocabularies in the world and reflects their tradition of storytelling. Despite this, English has become the first language of the Irish, as many feel it makes it easier to communicate with the world.
By speaking just a couple of languages, such as English and Chinese, you alienate billions of people throughout the world. English may be common, but it is not the ‘lingua franca’ many people think it is and it would take generations for everyone to learn it. Countries like Korea and Vietnam have been trying to adopt English as a second language for a long time, but most of their people still can’t fully grasp it. However, English has been the language of business for a long time and it should be encouraged to help a country become more economically competitive.
To conclude, commonly spoken languages may make life more straightforward, but this should not be at the expense of less prevalent languages, in order to avoid the erosion of culture and the alienation of many countries.
(289 words. Band 9)
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Hello friends, I hope you wanna review my essay. I did IELTS simulation with my classmate in this morning and I wrote this essay about 34 minutes, but I realize I got many mistake in grammar and lexical resources.
Every year several languages die out. Some people think that this is not important because life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Language is a symbol of our nation. Recently, some languages disappear year-by-year and many people argue that this phenomenon is not giving a bad impact for people life if in this world has fewer languages. However, I believe this statement is reasonable, but I tend to agree that several languages have fundamentally different characteristic.
On the one hand, living in this world with fewer languages is simple. People can communicate to others easily and they can widen networking around the world without a hazard. An obvious example can be seen in the developed countries where almost people use English language as a mother language. Thus, they can perform a monetary transaction in the economic global and arouse someone interest to invest much money in their company with a great communication skill. So, limited languages to interact with people result flexibility and provide a great accuracy.
On the other hand, it is felt that many kinds of language from each nation should be encouraged as an inheritance. Firstly, traditional languages should not be neglected because it is an identity of each country. Indonesia, for example, has many traditional languages but many Indonesian are not keen on learning about. They tend to study other International languages such as English and Germany language, so Indonesian's culture will not exist. In addition, some languages are a history and take a part in this world. People who live in the modern era can absorb the differences history as per each language, with Arabic language; Muslims know how prophet struggled to keep their religion. Consequently, all languages must be protected due to a crucial aspect of human life.
In conclusion, it seems to me that fewer languages in the earth only show us how to keep in touch with modern situation, while many languages avoid to pass up a chance of seeing the past and future circumstance. I believe that people should appreciate the different languages and should not be neglected them.
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On the other hand, it is felt that many kinds of languages from each nation should be survived to protect the cultural heritage of that particular nation Firstly, traditional languages or dialects should not be neglected because they stand for the identity of each community. Indonesia, for example, has many traditional languages but many Indonesians are not keen on learning them as they do not contribute much value for their careers. They tend to study other International languages such as English and Germany languageHowever, this would make them be distanced from their own culture and finally they would lose their cultural identity.