This article contains a recent IELTS Writing task 2 question appeared in the year 2017. IELTS Writing task 2 is specifically about the language and how you can handle the language at band 7 to express your ideas.
So you need to put your focus at writing 25 sentences and 6 of these will be introducing the idea (using information in the questions) and concluding (mirroring your introduction).
The question as appeared on the cue card was-
Some languages are increasingly spoken in different countries, while the usage of
others is rapidly declining. Is this a positive or a negative development?
Make sure you can do the following:
I am attaching a model answer for IELTS Writing task 2 for the given question here given by one of our trainer.
‘Today, we do not belong to a big planet called Earth. We are part of a global village
and there is more interaction among people of different parts of the globe than ever
before. Therefore, some languages are being spoken more and the use of a few
languages is declining. This is both – a negative as well as a positive development.
On the positive side, the increasing use of some languages is easing communication
among people. For example, English is now spoken in more than 86 countries of the
world and French in around 33 countries. In fact English has become the lingua
franca in many parts of the world. Because of this people do not face difficulty when
they travel from one country to the other. What is more, if people speak the same
language then they also find it easy to do business with each other. Global trade is
based on good communication. We all know that lack of communication gives rise to
many misunderstandings. Businesses cannot flourish if for every small
communication an interpreter is required.
On the downside, the decline in use of some languages is also something to be
concerned about. It is a well known fact that language and culture are inter-related. If
languages die out then culture also dies out. We all enjoy life on this planet because
of its diversity. If diversity decreases, then boredom sets in and the earth becomes a
dull and boring place to live in.
To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that, the increase in use of a few languages
and the decline of others is both a positive as well as a negative development. This
situation is an inevitable sequel of globalization. If the government take steps to
protect the endangered languages, then the negative effects can be minimized.’