Spoken Language Essay Band 52m

Below is an IELTS advantage / disadvantage model essay about having one language in the world. The essay is estimated at band score 9.

The development of tourism contributed to English becoming the most prominent language in the world. Some people think this will lead to English becoming the only language to be spoken globally.

What are the advantages and disadvantages to having one language in the world?

IELTS Advantage Disadvantage Model Essay

It is thought by some people that English, which is now the most widely spoken language in the world, may one day predominate over all other languages and result in their eventual disappearance. Having one language would certainly aid understanding and economic growth but there will also be some drawbacks.

One evident benefit to having one global language is that it would enable greater understanding between countries. In other words, if everyone spoke one language, there would be complete understanding between not only countries but all people throughout the world which would promote learning, the flow of information and ideas. Another reason that one language would be advantageous is that it would help economic growth. With all people speaking the same language, there will be less barriers and therefore trade would flourish between countries, resulting in a healthier world economy.

On the other hand, there are obvious disadvantages to having only one global language. Firstly, it would mean that all other languages would eventually disappear and, along with them, their cultures. The diversity of cultures is one of the joys this world has to offer. Each culture is unique with its own way of life and own perspectives of the world which would all be lost if there were only one language.  Secondly, it would result in the collapse of tourism because there would be no reason to travel for pleasure and interest if all countries had the same language and similar cultures. This would devastate many countries economically that rely on tourism as a source of income.

In conclusion, while there are plus points to having one global language, too much would be lost as a result. Maintaining local languages and cultures should be prioritised to ensure a rich world heritage for future generations.

Comments: This sample answer addresses the task fully and provides relevant, well extended ideas. All aspects of cohesion is well managed. Vocabulary is flexible and there is a good range of complex sentence structures.

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  1. Hi guys,

    So as part of my GCSE Coursework i've got an essay coming up in a few weeks on the evolution of the English language, analyzing text speak etc.

    Now, throughout all of last year I was getting straight B's and literally just 1 or two marks off an A, and after getting yet another two B's in my Lord of the Flies mock and actual essay, i'm so gutted I can't quite reach an A.

    So, does anyone have any tips, advice, past essay examples, marking schemes, anything they can give me that could possibly help? Ideally that will help me reach an A or even A* (it's worth a shot I guess!)

    Cheers
    Adam

  2. well remember if you get a grade b overall in your coursework which is now worth 40% cos speaking and listening have been scrapped and a grade A in exam (60%) then your likely to get A overall

  3. http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-4705/subject-content/unit-3-part-c
    don't know what exam board you are but this is aqas, the info on the age is for teachers but there are two links to the 2013 spec and the 2014 spec depending on what year you're in. It's all about why people speak a certain way and stuff I think, I can't remember to be honest but I looked at the spec and ended up with like 90% on this piece, good luck x
    (Original post by AdamCee)
    Hi guys,

    So as part of my GCSE Coursework i've got an essay coming up in a few weeks on the evolution of the English language, analyzing text speak etc.

    Now, throughout all of last year I was getting straight B's and literally just 1 or two marks off an A, and after getting yet another two B's in my Lord of the Flies mock and actual essay, i'm so gutted I can't quite reach an A.

    So, does anyone have any tips, advice, past essay examples, marking schemes, anything they can give me that could possibly help? Ideally that will help me reach an A or even A* (it's worth a shot I guess!)

    Cheers
    Adam

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