IELTS Writing task 2 (Agree or Disagree Opinion Essay)

Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems, as well as practical problems. 

To what extend do you agree or disagree with this problem?


Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience

Write at least 250 words.




It is clear that living in a foreign country has its own benefits and drawbacks to consider. I agree with this statement; however, I think that anybody coming to another country should respect the national culture. In this essay, I would like to outline the social and practical problems. 

The social problems would be the language barrier, which means that a person coming from another country might not be able to speak and understand the language which might be a problem as far as a person who is living in a country, and a person who came in the country. Another problem is linked to the language barrier but it might influence the behaviour of others. An individual who comes into the country might offend others with their behaviour or language. For example, some cultures like English people prefer to be polite and say things differently from other cultures. Therefore a person who doesn’t know how to behave in a particular culture might offend others around him. 

The practical problems would be a misunderstanding of culture. That means that a person who visits other countries does not understand other culture and he behaves as he wants to. 

The second practical problem would be finding a job. An individual who works in a foreign country might not be appropriate for the people he serves. For example, if an individual work in a restaurant, local citizens of the country doesn’t respect the behaviour of the person who works there, it might be because of the cultural differences. 

To summarize, it can be said that there are a lot of misconceptions which people have when they come to a foreign country, and in my opinion, people should educate themselves in order to know the behave in different situations with different cultures. 

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