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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  1.  Some people believe that living in oversea state can face with various problems in society with languages. I strongly agree with this statement because of some reasons.

    First of all, using a country language can help to communicate with local people. Moreover, communication helps to make more friends easily and also expand in their social life. Lack of friendships make feeling loneliness. For example, people who living in a new country are rarely join to an event that are full of joyful moments because he does not understand the other people talking, so that, he totally fails to join their meeting. Speaking in local language plays an important role in social life.

    Secondly, speaking the different language also has effects on everyday life. For example, when a person goes shopping and cannot tell the goods that she wants, so that, the seller can make mistake and give her the wrong products. Therefore, the immigrants have to learn about the language of their destination country to live and do their jobs in better ways.

    Finally, language does not mean only speaking, it is also related with culture and history of each country. For example, if foreigner has a misunderstanding words with what local people saying, it might cause a big argument due to the difference of culture and historical backgrounds.

    In conclusion, it is very important to learn second language for the person who is going to live in other country. I believe that foreign language helps to create a close relationship with others and can make the tasks for livings.

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