You are hereEvery year several languages die out. Some people think that this 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?

Every year several languages die out. Some people think that this 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?


vanishpa's picture

By vanishpa - Posted on 11 April 2013

Essay topic: 

Every year several languages die out. Some people think that this 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?

Although we even ignore their existence, every year in the world we lose several languages. Many people believe that this loss is not big enough for us to be concerned about as everyone's is going to take advantage of fewer languages in terms of simplicity. However, I do not agree with this thought for two main reasons.

The first reason is that by losing a language we lose much more than what we think. We lose history, traditions, uses and every single thing of the population who used to speak that language. What would it happen if we had lost Latin language for instance? We would not have read about the wars and the fights of Cicerone and we would not have had any information about how they used to live their lives, how they would organize themselves at that time neither information on their social lives.

The other aspect I believe should be considered, is that by losing a language we are not going to make our lives easier but just poorer. It is obviously not even thinkable to learn some languages in the world, first because I guess most of them are spoken by a very few people such as tribes or indigenous people, second because whoever approaches a new language does it with specific purposes. However, it is still a thought by most that the best way to enrich our lives, open our minds and understand others can be reached by communications and therefore learning each other's language.

In conclusion, I strongly believe we will not have an easier life by letting some languages disappear but on the contrary, we should take some measures to preserve them as much as we can.

Average: 8.4 (11 votes)
Tags
This essay topic by other users:
Post date Users Rates More about the essay Sticky
6 weeks 3 days ago Lê Kim Kiều Anh
Lê Kim Kiều Anh's picture
Read full essay sticky icon
7 weeks 3 hours ago muhammadrezkihr
muhammadrezkihr's picture
Read full essay
7 weeks 4 days ago aaariel.wu
aaariel.wu's picture
Read full essay sticky icon
8 weeks 5 days ago gollu
gollu's picture
Read full essay
33 weeks 2 days ago mandy19.2q
mandy19.2q's picture
Read full essay
Looking for speaking partner/tutor/chat? Join the instant conversation now!
    
Something about you
Choose a nickname and enter at least one ID (Skype, MSN, QQ, ICQ or Yahoo) if you want to be listed!
Loading...
(63 users watching; 1 users on the list)
People online
Nickname Sex L Country Favorite topics Contact
tuposwmv france

User comment: I just want to chat in English for a while to improve my speaking skills

In many countries crime is on increasing. Wht are the main reasons for this? What can be done to improve the situations? Support your opinion with relevant examples. sim
Some people prefer to spend their lives doing tha same things and avoiding change? Others, however, think that change is always a good thing?Discuss both views and give your own opinion.Give reasons for your answers and include any relevant examples from dinoboy17
Increasing petrol price is the best way to solve growing traffic and congestion problems. To what extent do you agree or diagree. What other measures do you think may be effective. sandeep bishnoi
increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve traffic and pollution. What extend do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think more effective drsaminayasmin
These days Parents are more concerned with their children’s’ up-bringing than before. Taking care of the children seems necessary. Child-care training course for parents can be the best way to update them with this matter. To what extent, do you agree or Tessy James sticky icon
IELTS essay: Computers can easily do all the basic and advanced calculations. Do you think that children should spend more time learning basic mathematics or advanced computer technology? Muhammad Daniyal
In the future, fossil fuels such as coal and oil will be used up. How can we save on resources? What other forms of energy are available? tj747tj
Why might the people need the short break from work? Is the short break really important to all the people? Pelegehe
The number of plants and animals is declining. Describe the problem and suggest some solutions. Kate Võ sticky icon
Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Azizat

In some countries, young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this. Dilbar
Some people think the environmental protection can only be addressed at international level. Do you agree or disagree? shi24 sticky icon
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.The pie charts show the electricity generated in Germany and France from all sources and renewables in the year 2009.Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons Sabee
some people think that strict punishments for driving offences are the key to reducing traffic accidents. Others, however, believe that other measures would be more effective in improving road safety.Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. amelia
Some say that people living in high-rise apartments are lonely and unhappy, while others say that it’s advantageous to stay in high-rise apartments. Discuss advantages and disadvantages. Give your opinion. Tessy James sticky icon
Some people agree that teachers should be strict with their students; others believe that teachers with friendly approach will achieve better results. marzieh
Argumentative Essay: Advantages and Disadvantages of Using the Internet alfitrah8.5
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having a car. marzieh
Every country should produce enough of everything that the country needs so it didn't have to rely on imports. Do you agree or disagree? the beauty of E...
Some people think that in modern world we are more dependent on each other ,while other think that people have become more independent. Discuss both views. Rahi

Some people think the environmental protection can only be addressed at international level. Do you agree or disagree? shi24 sticky icon
Some people believe that success in life depends on hard work and determination, while others believe that other factors like money and personal appearance are important. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Lê Kim Kiều Anh
Some people think the environmental protection can only be addressed at international level. Do you agree or disagree? white_eagle@live.cn
What are the advantages and disadvantages for children of watching television? Discuss both sides. uzboy
Recycling is a pointless activity, it is fraught with inefficiency. Governments need to develop policies to tackle waste and other issues at source. Farkhad
People nowadays live longer than they used to. What caused this situation? Is it a negative or positive development? Justin sticky icon
The chart below shows the total number of minutes of telephone calls in the UK, divided into three categories, from 1995-2002. Lê Kim Kiều Anh sticky icon
Many people think that money brings hapiness,others think that having too much money is a probelem.discuss both views and give your own opinion? gurtej sidhu
In many countries schools have sever problems with student behaviour. What do you think? What solutions can you suggest? Justin
The three pie charts below show the changes in annual spending by a particular UK school in 1981, 1991 and 2001.summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparison where relevant. Shosalim

Media portrays young people as lazy and disrespectful.Do u think this true?Are young people today worse than their parents or does ,every new generation get criticized by older people? awais sticky icon
International community must act immediately to ensure all nations to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels e.g gas and oil. To what extent do you agree or disagree Lê Kim Kiều Anh sticky icon
Some people think saving money is good, but others think that spending money is a better way to enjoy life. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. gainer04 sticky icon
The graph and table give information about water use worldwide and water consumption in two different countries.Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. luckysun sticky icon
The diagram below shows career paths in the travel industry. Write a report. Lê Kim Kiều Anh sticky icon
People nowadays live longer than they used to. What caused this situation? Is it a negative or positive development? Justin sticky icon
Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations by providing such things as food and education? Or is it the responsibility of the governments of poorer nations to look after their citizens themselves? carmela6 sticky icon
Some people think the environmental protection can only be addressed at international level. Do you agree or disagree? shi24 sticky icon
In many countries schools have sever problems with student behaviour. What do you think are the causes and What solutions can you suggest? Justin sticky icon
The charts below give information on the ages of the populations of Yemen and Italy in 2000 and projections for 2050Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant Shokh sticky icon

essayE-rater's picture

flaws:
No. of Words: 285 350
No. of Characters: 1287 1500
No. of Different Words: 158 200

More words, higher marks.

Attribute Value Ideal
Score: 7.5 out of 9
Category: Very Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 11 15
No. of Words: 285 350
No. of Characters: 1287 1500
No. of Different Words: 158 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.109 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.516 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.423 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 81 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 58 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 41 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 24 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 25.909 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 11.429 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.636 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.398 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.625 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.231 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5