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Minority Languages to Die Out? - IELTS, task2

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Mar 29, 2017   #1
As languages such as English, Spanish and Mandarin become more widely spoken , there is a fear that many minority languages may die out. Some countries have taken steps to protect minority languages.

What is your view of this practice?

Minority Languages Dying

As the world become more connected, the attention is more drawn toward the prominent languages like English; Spanish and Mandarin as they are spoken by quite the majority of population around the globe. However, this has created a concern that some old languages spoken by small nations will be forgotten because of neglection, so people started to make plans in order preserve their original cultures as language is an important part of it. In this essay I will discuss some suggestion that might be useful in preserving languages.

One of the solutions would be government interference. For example making all governmental activities in the original language, like trade activities; usual internal transactions, this would enforce people to use their own language even more instead of using the control languages and help them to stay attached. On the other hand, some argue that this procedure would cause disruption in international activities, like students who study abroad or international trade activities as all of these paper work transactions must be translated.

Another action can be done by using education. Raising young children with the concept of being proud of their language; using it in teaching classes so that they can grow having the original roots of their nation wherever they go. However, as globalization become much more enabled, it would be even waste more than useless to ignore or even not giving a great attention to the dominant spoken languages in order to save what eventually will go. Hard obstacles will face such suggestion.

While it is considered an important financial part of every country, tourism can be used as a great tool to publish the knowledge of the original country culture abroad. For example; employing specialized translators as tourist guides; using translated brochures about historical features in the place and utilizing media in making short documentary films in such purpose. This would draw attention of the world even more to the minor languages so that preserving them and improving the financial state in parallel.

All in all, languages especially the old ones deserve having attention and actions must present in order to maintain them as being an important part of every culture. A lot of solutions present in order to preserve them, eventually making people connected doesn't necessitate omitting our history that represents us.
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Mar 29, 2017   #2
Noura, I am disappointed in the essay that you wrote because you did not develop the proper answer to the prompt requirement. You failed to properly understand the instructions for the discussion development. You are not being asked for suggestions regarding how to preserve the native languages, you were asked about your point of view regarding this practice. So somewhere along the way, you failed to understand the prompt requirement. This resulted in a mistaken discussion in your essay. Due to your prompt non compliance, this essay cannot get a score other than a 3. That is such a shame because you really wrote a very good essay. It just wasn't the right discussion to present. Since you are still doing practice tests, you have the opportunity to ask questions about the provided prompts. So seek an explanation first when you feel uncertain so that you will discuss the correct prompt and also, develop your​ English comprehension skills.
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Mar 29, 2017   #3
I was confused about the requirement of the question between giving an evaluation for it and consider it as an idea or give solutions as it is a problem !!! I understood it as as a problem needs solution and one solution lies in the prompt.

I do really have a problem in differentiation between these two questions types !!

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