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    IELTS WRITING CONTEST - WEEK 13

    You should spend about 60 minutes on this task.

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    Some people believe that the world should use only one language.
    To what extent do you agree or disagree?


    You should write at least 250 words.
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  2. Gannham Nguyen

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    Nowadays, globalized tendency rises a suggestion that it would be better if people in the world speak only one language. However, others think that this tendency would kill the variety of languages in human society and lead to the loss of cultures. Although this opinion seems to be reasonable, I agree that in modern society, individuals should use one language in general as an effective means of communicating.

    Obviously, the difference of languages in each countries is considered as one of main barriers to create abroad connections. The assemblance of language is the best means for people to understand each other and build long-term cooperation. Furthermore, the popularity of an international language not only plays an important role to open relationships, but also contributes a key factor to stimulate the development of countries through the growth of commercialization. Take Singapore as an properly example. These days, this tiny country is well-known as the central of Asian economy thanks to an appropriate policy which encourages citizens to focus on learning English as national language. In addition, comprehensive language progress acts as an effective deterrent against misunderstanding which causes wars or terrorism.

    Approaching this issue from a different angle, others who worry about the loss of culture argue that if governments focus much on encouraging citizens to study international official language, it deters people, especially children , to have a discrimination against their native languages. The negative consequences of this trend is the variety of languages would be faced with the risk of extinction and the value of many cultures suffers from absolutely disappearance. Moreover, the popularity of official language is not sure that it will be well-known in remote areas where educational services is outdated. That means foreign language unintentionally makes the disparity between developed and developing regions in a country to become wider.

    In conclusion, although the suggestion of speaking only one language is completely essential, governments should also pay attention to educate individuals about mother languages to ensure that they would be conserved in the future.
     

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  3. Jennifer VT

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    It is true that numerous languages are disappearing in every year due to the greater influence of international language. Even though this phenomenon creates negative impacts on society, I am of the opinion that it makes life far easier and more convenient in much broader ways.

    To begin with, communication of people from different nations would be much more easy and effective, if there is only one language. A case in point is that people do not need to learn new vernacular languages of others as well as never face the difficulties of language barrier. This would result in an increase in people’s basic ability to socialize and interact with each other on a day-to-day basis. For example, it is often the case that people communicate with foreigners through the social network with the only help of English language, which is considered as the international language and they also share their views and ideas that are global in scale.

    In addition, this trend cuts down social and cultural discrimination among people to a great extent as the majority of them use a common language in order to maintain the social relationship irrespective of country, race, religion, economic status and so on. For instance, in England, there is a little social-status difference among English people, whereas Indians show remarkable social, cultural and religious discriminations owing to a large number of local languages for each state.

    However, there is another line of thought that, it destroys traditional art forms of entertainment, which are predominantly based on local language and culture. To make it more clear, people cannot enjoy the performing art forms of a place, if they are not familiar with vernacular language so it is vital that government should take measures to prevent further deteriorating effects.

    In conclusion, using only one language always helps to improve communication process across the world and foster community spirit and unity among individuals, despite some detrimental effects on local art forms and cultures.
     

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  4. Hayley_June

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    In the modern world today, it is obvious that the difference in the languages has somehow been seen as the biggest obstacle in communication among the nations. As a result, a statement is given and widely supported, saying that only one language should be used as humans' language.This has raised heated arguments towards the question whether or not the mentioned statement should be applied.
    At a first glance, it is apparent that we have gotten into a lot of misunderstanding due to the distinction in the language we use. It poses a real puzzle whenever we have an intention of travelling abroad since we find it rather complex to enjoy anything. For example, we want to have a small purchase over food or drink, however the fact turns out that the seller does not get the faintest idea of our desires. Unsurprisingly, thinking of this barrel makes you think that it is such a time-consuming practice to have disctinct languague 's choices.Furthermore, we might come up with the idea that the unity of language all over the world decreases the possibility of war, riot, disagreement and unexpected accidents. Imagine how convenient it would be if anybody could understand one another easily and directly.
    However, is it genuinely good to get rid of other present languagues and pick up the most popular one as the replacement? As a matter of fact, a language is the most oblivious and special sign of one's nationality. Going outside and having a short chat with a girl saying "Ciao" to you, immediately, you know that she must be an Italian. Language is one of the most invaluable treasure of any nation since it indicates several exclusive features of its own nation including culture, race, ritual..., holding the best part of its citizens.What is more, people feel the legitimate pride when speaking their mother tongue,which is undoubtedly not swept away in any cases.
    In conclusion, I firmly believe that nobody has the right to cross out the existence of any languages. No matter how troublesome it might seem when we get to the border line between the two different countries, we have to respect and appreciate the beauty in the languages' diversity.
     

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  5. HuyIELTS

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    Some individuals argue that there should be solely one international language. I will give my opinion in the essay below.
    Using only one language may be unachieveable in various circumstances. First of all, it may be unfeasible for many nations to replace their native languages by another language. The reason for this issue is that it may take enormous time and cost a property for language education. This may not be a serious problem for many developed countries but maybe unachieveable for underpriviledged habitants.Moreover, this development may lead to the lost in cultural diversity. It is obvious that there are languages galore which are spoken by various countries in the world. Each languages may represent national tradition and many long-standing values , which are related to the historical backgrounds and patriotism.
    On the other hand, monolanguage may be indispensable in various situations. In the era of transportation's development, global citizens are allowed to live and work oversea. As a result, using one international language may accommodate expatriate's communicate demand. For example, people living abroad may not have to face a dilemma when communicate with native speakers. Inaddition, this may be the solution of religion and cultural discrepancy.
    In conclusion, although monolanguage has many negative influence on global development , this may be harmful in various aspects. I personally believe that there should not be solely one language spoken in the world.
     

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  6. Paul Etton

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    Globalisation has recently revolutionised an array of aspects of lives, ranging from economy to lifestyles people tend to lead. Together with this worldwide change, some people opine that there should be only one language, which would be used as a means of communication all over the world. Personally, I am in part agreement with this point of view and my mindset would be specified as follows.

    On the one hand, there is little room for doubt that nowadays English language is becoming an international language, which is used by so many people in quite a few fields. So because of the availability of this language, linguistic barrier has been abolished. No matter what their native tongues are, people everywhere can share the same voice, convey their opinions to wider public. There, hence, is no more a lack of mutual understanding among them. One more important outcome that individuals can yield from this situation is that the world would become one integrated environment. This may reinforce the current process of globalisation, which have a tremendous impact on global economic climate. It is because of sharing the same language that renders the trading deals amongst countries as an example easier and more efficacious.

    On the other hand, although it is necessary to have one ubiquitously used language, this does not necessarily means that language is the only language to be used. Firstly, this world is a culturally diverse place, which obviously makes it more appealing to ones who likes travelling. If there only exists a single language in this world, then multifarious cultures will lose their identities and uniqueness. This world is becoming really tedious and one-coloured. Secondly, one-language world is an ideal place because many people in disadvantaged circumstances do not have a chance to get access to a new language. Nonetheless, finance would be a real burden for any governments which decide to popularise a new language to people in these conditions.

    By way of conclusion, the idea of one- language world is absolutely good; however, to some extent it is not appropriate. A shared language should be used only in definite important situations. Instead of forcing people to learn that language, they need to be encouraged to access to it after its benefits are disseminated.
     

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  7. meomeobn

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    The question whether using only one language should be encouraged in the world has dawn much attention from the public. While I accept that this trend may suitable in some ways, but I believe that this trend can affect to both culture and economic of countries.


    On the one hand, there are some potential benefits of using only one global language. Firstly, this trend allows people around the world to communicate better. Using one international language offers an opportunity to narrow the language gap between people in many countries. Secondly, removing language barrier may lead to a dramatic increase in development of international trade. This trend also helps companies save a great deal of money and efforts in communication, document translation, and hiring translator.


    On the other hand, this trend has some notable drawback. In a country, their language is a source in their own cultural context and cultural heritage. As a result, authorities always find the best way to maintain their language, which also is cultural preservation. For example, the Vietnamese government is encouraging children to learn “Nom” language as an optional subject in every school. Consequently, it helps children to understand about the origins and core values of their motherland. Furthermore, using one global language may lead to a decrease in international tourism demand. People may feel less attractive or interested when they go to the other country with same language and similar cultures.


    In conclusion, although I recognize that one global language can bring some advantages, I believe that the top priority should be to maintain local languages and cultures.
     

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  8. hoainguyen

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    It is generally believed by many people that using just one language would be better for people from all over the world. From my perspective, this idea is rather absurd because the characteristics of local customs and behaviour of every nations or regions should be conserved along with their own language.
    Firstly, culture diverges tremendously across different countries and regions, it depends on historical backgrouds and the foundation of that is the way people in particular countries communicate with each other and store information of all fields in life. If Vietnamese people are compeled to use English as the language instead of Vietnamese, for example, then they might lose their nature and, even local traditions and beliefs. Not to mention that there is a need in change the education system and this could require a huge govermental budgets and take a considerable mount of time which is not suitable for a developing country like Vietnam.
    Secondly, in history, language can be seen as the unique of a nation or a people community, so the responsibility for us is trying to keep and conserve them which ensures the cultural and traditional diversity across the world. the UNESCO is a clear example for that point of view. It would be great when one person have chance to learn new language and undergo exciting experiences when travelling to another country. That way will make people from different countries become more well-rounded citizens and keep pace of the world's life on the move.
    In conclusion, i think the diversity of used language should be kept as we are now since people in any countries have their own language which is instill in each generations and ancestor's language conservation is vital responsibility for them.
     

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  9. EagleHorn

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    It is true that many countries from all over the world have many language and it is quite hard for us to learn a new language different with our mother tongue. While i agree that the world should only use one language, i would argue that using one language has some restricts.
    On one hand, i think every people should use one language because we can understand each others more. Imagine if you go abroad in Japan and you don't know any Japanese, is is hard for us to communicate with others. Further more, if the world use one language, we don't have to study any other language and it is very easy for us to make friends or talk with many people from all over the world. And finally we can do many things with others when we use only one language and there will be no problem with language.
    On the other hand, using one language has some trouble. First, we can't distinguish people from people.Because language is the most characteristics to recognize people such as Vietnam use Vietnamese or China use Chinese,...Second, there will be no interesting in language as if people using only one language, you will soon get bored because you will have to hear the same language day by day. Finally, translator will have no jobs.
    In conclusion, the suggestion of the world should use one language is very interesting but it has some dark side that should not be aministered.
     

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    With the occurrence of globalization around the world, it is commonly believed that English, the most widely spoken language, may predominate over all other languages,resulting in their gradual disappearance. However, I personally agree that having one language would certainly aid mutual understanding and economic growth but there will also be some drawbacks.

    To begin with, one of the most significant advantages associated with a monolingual world is the better appreciation between countries without any difficulties in translation. In other words, if everyone has only one language such as English spoken , there would be more international sympathies and equalities between not only countries but also worldwide inhabitants. Also, a universal language system would help to build a long-term cooperation between corporations with better lingual comprehension among business partners. Another benefit worth our consideration is the economic expansion due to a more efficient market. Specifically, the intercontinental communication between businessmen would be greatly facilitated due to the decline of barriers, leading to the trade flourishment between regions and a healthier world economy.

    On the other hand, there are also obvious disadvantages related to the world with only one spoken language such as the extinction of other languages and the vanishing of some ancient cultures. Fundamentally, when only one system of communicative words exists, the loss of some least spoken languages and apparently their cultures would be inevitable.Recently, in February 2016, Nuchatlaht dialect of Nuu-chah-nulth has been crossed out of the list when there are no longer any speakers. Another hindrance of a monolingual world is the collapse of tourism illustrated by the lack of pleasure and interest when travelling. To make it clear, given the analogous language and cultures, there might be no reason for tourists to visit a particular country, followed by the economic devastation of many countries that rely on tourism as a source of income.

    In conclusion, while there may be plus points to have a universal language system , too much would be lost as a consequence. Therefore, maintaining local languages and cultures should be prioritised to ensure a rich world heritage for future generations.
     

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  11. Sang Tran

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    As a popular slogan goes, "the whole globe is just a meter way". Nowadays, some languages are gradually disappearing in every year to some extent. Some people deem that this is not important for the reason that life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world, especially we should use only one language. In this essay, I shall examine the merits of both sides of the argument.

    One argument in favor of applying an international language enables people to transmit information and communicate with each other more efficiently and effectively with less costs. In other words, people form different regions talk with each other instantly without the help form an interpreter who can speak the target language. In addition, using only one language removes the barriers existing along human history. If everyone in the world could speak this globe language, there will be much less misunderstanding and estrangement among the nations.

    Despite these arguments, losing words just can make human’s life worse and poorer; because language is a better tool to protect people’s culture. Admittedly, it may indeed be true to say that language has a dramatic impact on society and culture. If languages vanish, the culture of countries related to this language will destroy. Undoubtedly, culture of each country shows history of that region and kinds of people with different cultures who live there and people who have a lot of experience about it that remind their couture and their history of their area. For another, language itself is a symbol of different cultures in vivid ways. Take Chinese for example, so many idioms relating to the history and traditions are still widely used in many brand new ways.

    In conclusion, I believe that whether using only a language or not still on the both sides of the argument. Both sides are positive and negative
     

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    The idea that, the world should use the same speaking tongue in any aspect. Although I agree that speaking the same language, will create more benefits to the world, but I believe that there are some vital problems if do so.

    There are variety advantages when using same talking words. Firstly, in the economic part, using the same language will create more opening world economic system, in that, people from different country can work in others. For example: AEC, although this is just a commission between Asia countries, that will open their barrier for goods and employee, cut off tariff, which can bring huge benefits to its members. Secondly, using the same language can also decrease conflicts between countries, throughout for example music and poems,… The world will move closer together and there are no differences in cultures.

    However, speaking the same language can create two majority problems which the world will face. Perhaps creating no differences between countries, but this also means disappearing of many unique culture in the world. For instance, Chinese is the second most speaking language, using symbols to express ideas which most of the words are created base on the people daily activities or structure of the subjects, if Chinese vanish, which means the riches culture in the Asia will be forgot also. Moreover, the characteristic of different cultures people will also be gone. For example, western people say directly to the main point and after that explain about it, on the other hands, eastern people like to rise the concerns before state their opinion; therefore, one of them will not be used when speaking a mutual language.

    In conclusion, although many benefits from economic, using the same language is impossible for practice because it requires many efforts to maintain an endangered culture, that can disappear.
     

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    It is true that many people support the monolingual system in the world. However, I do not agree with the prospect that there will be only one language used in communication.

    There are several reasons why human being should talk to each other in the same language. Firstly, people do not have to learn new languages if they travel to other countries. It is the fact that lots of tourists found it difficult to communicate with local residents because they were unable to speak the native language. Secondly, this trend may lead to the elimination of the discrimination between people from different continents. For example, in some places in the world, people who cannot use English are often isolated from the community nowadays. This problem could be solved if the world proposes one language as the global one and force people to use it only.

    Apart from the practical benefits mentioned above, I disagree with the view that there should not have the existence of many different languages. One reason is that every specific language is the cultural symbol of each nation. For instance, Chinese has the typical tones and the Mandarin character which make the difference between it and other languages. Furthermore, the lingual diversification contributes to the increase of employment rate. A lot of jobs could be created such as linguists, translators and multilingual teacher.

    In conclusion, I do not accept that the world should encourage people to use only one language to communicate, although this view has some undeniable advantages.
     

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    The question whether all humankind should merely use one language has drawn much attention from a numerous variety of people from all over the world. Although people consistently hold the opinion that speaking one global language can bring a vast array of benefits to the society in general, I strongly believe that getting every single person to use one language in every corner of the world apparently has negative influences on culture and security of each country.

    Firstly, replacing the mother tongue of each country and initiating to use one globlal language can make the cultures disappear permanently. This alteration may ensure that there will be a titanic number of controversial problems which can lead to a storm of protest . It is obvious that local residents and other opponents who has always remained loyal to their original language will continuously conduct various campaigns against their government. These demonstrators evidently damage the safety of their society. Gradually, from one small place such as a town or a village, this disagreement among residents can drive each country into an explosion of struggles and riots.

    Another point to consider is that removing all languages in the world except one would be really tough and cultures would be destroyed. One of the significant reason is that language always connects to the culture of each country. It can be undeniable that forming and shaping a trait of culture can take thousand years. When people start to get rid of their mother tongue , they will lose their culture because culture becomes useless and redundant if humans use another language to describe their typical culture. Cultures and some traditional rituals gradually disappear in the human’s mind.

    To sum up, maintaining the mother tongue can be a tough issue, but using one global language for all humans can be more challenging to each country. It can be significantly dangerous if something wrong happens during the period of accomplishment. Therefore, every action should be considered carefully before making the final decision because language changing is an international issue.
     

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    As the world develops, the demand for a united language is increasing dramatically. Some people argue that human should speak only one language, but others prefer the myriad dialects. While I accept that one language is beneficial to some extent, I must admit that having a variety of languages is also inevitable.
    On one hand, the usage of a sole language benefits not only global economy but also education. Firstly, were it not for the various vernaculars, the world would be homogenized. Therefore, economic activities such as free trade, free labor and the free flow of capital investment, which supply employment for many people, will be boosted. For instance, by using English, which is the most prevalent language in the world, workers in Asian nations are able to be employed by big companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Facebook .Secondly, the ubiquity of one language will globally diminish the constraint of communication and language barrier. Thus, students who come from continents such as Asia and Africa can have access to the prestigious universities in America and Europe without taking the standardized examination.
    On the other hand, the multi-languages world must be maintained in order to protect the cultural identity of each ethnic community. Traditional customs are said to have a strong connection with regional vernacular. For example, each Chinese word, which acts as a distinct symbol, greatly connects to the national history and culture. .In addition, if the indigenous language were deteriorated, cultural diversity will be in danger.Because of the dearth of conservation of the minor languages, the endemic culture of the ethnic minority living in the deep forest in Brazil is now propelled to the verge of extinction.
    In conclusion, even though the commonly spoken language may alleviate the obstacle in using language and make it easier for the economy,the prevalence of languages must be sustained.
     

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