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IELTS Writing Task 2 - Chủ đề International Language
A. Tổng quan về chủ đề International Language
Dạng chủ đề International Language thực chất là không khó về việc nảy sinh ý tưởng và từ vựng, bạn có thể nhìn chung dạng cơ bản của chủ đề này:
Tầm quan trọng/Ảnh hưởng của việc học ngôn ngữ quốc tế (Tiếng Anh);
Các cách học ngôn ngữ quốc tế hiệu quả.
Bạn có thể “chém” với một lượng từ vựng và ngữ pháp nhất định, về cơ bản thì vốn dĩ bạn đã nắm đủ lượng kiến thức cho chủ đề này, việc cần thiết bây giờ là xác định cách viết, sắp xếp ý để bạn có thể làm bài nhanh chóng và logic chuẩn đồng thời giới hạn lại chủ đề để ôn luyện. Xem thêm bài viết: IELTS Writing Task 2 - Chủ đề Traditional and Modern Life
B. Các ý tưởng có thể triển khai cho chủ đề International Language
English as an International Language
English is widely used around the world;
It is becoming a global second language;
It is the dominant language of technology, science and international business;
International business meetings are regularly held in English;
The most important textbooks and journals are published in English;
The ability to speak English is a necessary skill in the modern world.
Negative of English as an International Language
If one language is dominant, other languages may disappear;
The dominant language brings its own culture;
American culture has become popular around the world;
Other cultures may be damaged;
As an alternative to English, a new global language could be invented;
It would have no nationality or culture attached to it;
This could help to promote international peace and understanding;
Esperanto is an example of a language that was invented with this aim.
C. Dạng câu hỏi cho chủ đề International Language
Những dạng câu hỏi thích hợp cho chủ đề International Language và thường thấy để bạn có thể tập trung giải quyết hơn:
Discussion and Opinion;
Bạn có thể dựa vào yếu tố ý tưởng và dạng câu hỏi để tự mình đặt ra một số chủ đề ôn luyện, giúp bạn mở rộng thêm được nhiều kiến thức và làm quen với chủ đề này hơn.
D. Một số đề và bài mẫu cho chủ đều International Language
"Some children do not have the ability for learning languages. Therefore schools should not make children do that. Do you agree or disagree?"
Foreign languages are one of the necessary elements to integrate into the world. However, in my considered opinion, schools should not force their students who do not have the ability to study new languages.
In the first place, if students have to study things they do not like, it will result in them not liking it still. Children who learn under pressure will not do well in the examination. Their results are probably affected as a consequence. It leads students to lose their passion, aspiration not to mention motivation in studying. Another reason is that students would have more chance to focus on primary subjects.
May children who do not have new-language-ability may have some special aptitudes such as high numeracy in math, physics and biology or literacy in literature and so on. Therefore, they should spend more time on studying their favorite subject in school or developing their creativity.
Some opponents reckon that if schools force them to study new language, they can still learn it. There is much evidence which shows the results of changing the way to teach language by creating special education classes or using more pictures and interactive activities.
Despite the fact that the point of view may be true, the cost of opening these special education classes is much higher than normal ones. Therefore, in order to do that, schools need to obtain sufficient funds. It seems to be impossible while the global economy is suffering from the effects of recession.
In summary, although both suggestions are provided with the aim of supporting children's development, no-force could be better than the other in this situation. It is not necessary to force children to do what they are not good at.
"Studying the English language in an English-speaking country is the best but not the only way to learn language. Do you agree or disagree?"
Studying a language in a country where it is widely spoken has many advantages. It is, therefore, a good idea to study English in a country such as Britain. However, i believe it is not the only way to learn the language.
In the first place, most student in non-English-speaking countries learn English at secondary school, and sometimes at university nowadays. Although their spoken English is not usually of a very high standard, their knowledge of grammar is often quite advanced. This is certainly useful when students come to an English-speaking country to perfect the language.
Secondly, studying the basics of English at secondary school is less stressful than learning the language while overseas. This is because students living at home do not have to worry about problems such as finding accomodation, paying for their study and living costs, and trying to survive in a foreign country where day to day living causes much stress.
However, there are obvious advantages of learning English in Britain. Everyday, there are opportunities to practise listening to and speaking with British people. Also, students can experience the culture firsthand, which is a great help when trying to understand the language. This is especially true if they choose to live with a British family, as exchange students for example. Furthermore, if students attend a language school full-time, the teachers will be native speakers. In this case, not only will students speaking and listening skills improve, but attention can be given to developing reading and writing skills as well.
In general, even though it is preferable to study English in an English-speaking country, a reasonable level of English can be achieved in one’s own country, if a student is gifted and dedicated to study.
"Learning a foreign language offers an insight into how people from other cultures think and see the world. The teaching of a foreign language should be compulsory at all primary schools. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?"
Language is linked to the identity of a nation, and speakers of a common language share many things, but does this give governments the right to restrict the way a language is used or taught?
It can be argued that a nation maintains its culture through its language, and so there is a need to restrict the use of foreign words and changes in pronunciation. However, in reality this approach is fruitless, because language is a living thing and it is impossible to stop it from changing. This policy has been tried in some countries, but it never works. People, especially young people, will use the language that they hear around them, and which separates them from others; stopping the use of certain words will only make them appear more attractive.
As for spelling, we all know that the English system is irregular and, I believe, it would benefit from simplification so that children and other learners do not waste time learning to read and write. On the other hand, some people may feel, perhaps rightly, that it is important to keep the original spelling of words as a link with the past and this view is also held by speakers of languages which do not use the Roman alphabet.
While it is important for people who speak a minority language to be able to learn and use that language, it is practical for education to be in a common language. This creates national pride and links people within the society. Realistically, schools are the best place for this to start.
Ultimately, there is a role for governments to play in the area of language planning, particularly in education, but at no time should governments impose regulations which restrict people's linguistic freedom.
E. Một số đề bài khác
“An increasing number of students are now going to English-Speaking countries to learn the language. To what extent do you agree that studying in a country where English is the first language is the best way to learn the ‘International Language – English’? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.”
“Millions of people every year move to English-speaking countries such as Australia, Britain or America, in order to study at school, college or university.
Why do so many people want to study in English? Why is English such an important international language?”
“Some experts believe that it is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary school rather than secondary school. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?”
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