Every Year Several Languages Die Out- Task 2 Sample Answer

Here is a sample band 9 IELTS task 2 answer on the topics of languages dying out.

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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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  1. Saeid says

    I think it was a logical answer.
    Variety of vocabularies,high level of using grammar and also a good developing are the important points in this essay.

  2. Msayed says

    Thank you for the great effort,Please correct me if iam mistaken
    The meaning of the essay question is (Does having less languages is not important and our life will be much easier with fewer language ?)
    so i feel i need to show him the problems of having less language and that it is not neccesary to make our life convenient

    But what i understood from your Thesis sentence is that you want to say (Yes life will be easier if we have less languages but this is not a justification to accept this trend) which made me confused little bit

    Many thanks

  3. Kamana pokharel says

    The techniques are very good I think it will work to improve myself to get good score

  4. Sara Angeleska says

    About this topic
    Can we write about how fewer language can ease the process of moving abroad or studying in one paragraph
    and in the second one about how languages can be barriers for business expansion? Is this type of essay relevant and in connection with the topic?

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