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Name: Anosh Faredoon Billimoria
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Aug 14, 2021
Student Talk / I am a bit shy, when I have to speak in English, I always worry about my mistakes; I lack confidence [22]

Tran practice makes perfect, but at the same time you can try and mix up your native language with English initially to build confidence, then try to look out for words in English for the words you use in your daily speech. Gradually, as you begin using and learning better vocabulary, your confidence will improve and you won't have to think hard before make a sentence in English. Another thing that help, is have someone better at English to correct you and you can ask them how to say it correctly. A close friend or family member should understand better and you can be comfortable around them.

It's only a matter of time being consistent will surely get you to the desired level.
Aug 14, 2021
Student Talk / I'm weak in English, unable to write any composition. What to do? [24]

You should focus on the parts of the language that you do understand and try to remember how did you learn those, try to improve on them further and use the same strategy to tackle this hurdle as well. Building a positive attitude is key while learning a new skill. You also need positive reinforcement.

Specifically for writing composition you will first need to read/ listen to articles in English:
1. see documentaries about something you already know in English.
2. try to read articles about topics that interest you in English.

See how much are you able to grasp and note down the progress.

An activity you can do try and translate short composition in your native language to English, and then try and improve upon it. For starters, use only words that you know and steadily improve by seeking alternatives.
Aug 14, 2021
Writing Feedback / Learning english at school is often seen as more important than learning local languages. IELTSTask2 [3]

Thanks, for the feedback, I realise the errors, and that they were quite obvious in the first place. I'll try to improve in these areas. Also it's pretty clear to me that the band score might be around 5 +- .5 from your comments.

I have one question regarding the conclusion and how it could be presented better? It'd be great if you could give a sample, but not necessary. Maybe if I had structured the rest of it better, it'd wouldn't have seemed like a mess in the end as it is now.
Aug 13, 2021
Writing Feedback / Learning english at school is often seen as more important than learning local languages. IELTSTask2 [3]

Learning english at school is often seen as more important than learning local languages. If these are not taught, many are at a risk of dying out.

In your opinion is it important for everyone to learn English?

Should we try to ensure the survival of local languages, and if so, how?

Nowadays, English is being taught as a first language in many schools in favour of the regional languages. Some fear that if these are not given equal representation in the curriculum, they might be forgotten entirely. I am of the opinion that an attempt to protect regional languages should be made in these communities.

First off, I feel that any indigenous language in a particular region must be included in the coursework of every grade. In addition to that schools must conduct daily readings of the news in the morning assembly by the students in that language. This can be extended to yearly events that promote the literature or cultural background that comes with these local languages. The same can be done by non-academic institutions as well. This should inspire interest among students in finding out more about their community.

Moreover, there are many endangered languages currently in the world, and a large number of ancient languages that we can barely decipher anymore. For example, the Persian language of one of the largest ancient empires is completely forgotten today. That said, we have also lost the ability to translate their texts accurately. Which leads to gaps in our knowledge of their society. Ideas and concepts that we could instead learn from are now shrouded in obscurity.

Finally, English is certainly an important language to learn simply due to its global influence on science, commerce and academia. By no means does that indicate that we must allow a local language to fizzle out of existence especially when we can prevent it.

If possible please provide an honest band score. This is my first practice essay.