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Ielts Task 2-should government spend money on saving languages

lynnyang 5 / 12  
May 3, 2012   #1
HI guys .. I am going to take the test in one week... a bit nervous, and i still feel that my essay has lots of problems..

hope you can give me some suggestions . Thanks you !!

Some people think governments should spend money on measures to save languages with few speakers from dying out completely. Others think this is a waste of financial resources. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


Nowadays,nearly no country is immune from the problem of the extinction of some languages. However, people hold different opinions about whether governments should be responsible for rescuing those endangered languages. This essay discusses both sides of this argument and then I will give my own perspective on this topic.

Many people believe that it is imperative for governments to allocate funds to prevent some languages from dying out.For one thing,this action can enrich people's understanding of history,which may inspire them to some extent.There are many historical activities recorded by ancient languages which is at the risk of extinction today´╝îmaking it possible for anthropologists to decipher historical mysteries by translating those information into modern languages. For another, given that most endangered languages speakers are people from minority groups and it is undeniable that languages can reflect culture,protecting those languages can probably allow the cultural characteristics of certain groups of people alive,preventing cultrual identity being jeopardized.

Nevertheless,there are people questioning the need for protecting moribund languages,claiming that the conservation of languages spoken by decreasing amount of people leads to a financial loss that outweighs the merits. This is because if governments want to preserve those languages,they may need to popularize them firstly.However, compared with those widely used languages such as Spanish,English,or Chinese, the areas where endangered languages are used is rather limited.As a result,less people apt to learn them. Hence,no matter how much money is spent on revitalizing those languages,the effectiveness may not be guaranteed,causing the investments being futile.

In my view,concerning about all those benefits conserving endangered languages can bring to society,governments should distributing money on this area.Though making them spoken by overwhelming number of people may not be possible,governments can only focus on the preserving the research and cultural value of them.

dumi 1 / 6,928 1592  
May 3, 2012   #2
Nowadays,nearly no country is immune fromto the problem of the extinction of some languages.--------------- immune means "protected by inoculation" and therefore it is not the right word here. I suggest;

Nowadays none of the countries have been able to survive from facing the threat of extinction of their native dialects or languages.

However, people hold different opinions about whether governments should or not be responsible for rescuingprotecting those endangereddying languages.---------- the word endangered is often used for living beings; for example - endangered species, endangered fauna etc.

This essay discussesI wish to discuss both sides of this argument and then I will giveestablish my own perspectiveopinion on this topic.argument.

Pay attention to vocabulary. Do a lot of reading to understand when and how certain words are being used. The words with similar meanings cannot be used to replace each other always.

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