IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 720 - The advantage of the spread of English as a global language will continue
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
The advantage of the spread of English as a global language will continue to outweigh its disadvantages.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Write at least 250 words.
Model Answer 1:
Presently, English is called a universal language as half of the world population is using it. It is the gateway to the world, the ability to speak in English is considered as one of the hallmarks of a cultured person. It is undeniable to say that, global language has resulted in both positive and negative effects which must be addressed accordingly.
To begin with, there are many benefits of extending a universal language. Through global language, a particular country can develop its business relations and increase its economic growth. Professionally, in today's globalised world, those who are fluent in English have a competitive advantage over other candidates.
From the social perspective, the English language allows people to enter a wider cultural world, which helps in developing healthy relations among them. This critical ability is building a foundation for good business and social relations. The widespread use of the English language is narrowing the gap between communication and people all over the world have accepted English as a language to use for communications. The books, history and research papers written in this language are really great in number and the spread of this language has made it possible to let people around the world learn the same technology and resources.
However, one can not deny the drawbacks which are derived from global language. Adopting universal language is leading to westernisation of culture. Nowadays, people speak global language instead of their own language. As a result, they are forgetting their indigenous dialects and culture and their children are following the same. For example, Bangladesh is well-known for its culture and traditions all over the world, but, presently, many people have forgotten their culture and language.
In conclusion, I would argue that benefits created by the English language far outweigh the disadvantages of it.
[ Written by - Sukanta Datta ]