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剑桥雅思13 雅思范文: 外国语言

Cambridge English 13

IELTS Writing Task 2

 

Topic:

 

Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems, as well as practical problems.  To what extent do you agree or disagree with the this statement?

生活在一个你不得不说外语的国家,可能会造成严重的社会问题,也会带来实际问题。你在何种程度上同意或不同意这一说法?

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

给出你的答案的理由,并从你的知识或经验中包含任何相关的例子。


Essay:

 

Setting up life in a foreign country is not always easy, particularly when you do not speak the language, or speak it poorly.  Of course, you may be able to get by with English in a lot of places, but knowing the language can avoid many social as well as practical problems. It is up to you to see whether these problems are serious, and to what extent.

在异国他乡生活并不容易,尤其是当你不懂语言,或说得不好的时候。当然,你可以在很多地方使用英语,但是知道语言可以避免很多社会问题和实际问题。这些问题是否严重,以及在何种程度上,由你来决定。

 

Of all the hardships that you might come across in living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language is lack of social interaction, to the point of self-isolation.  Since that language is a tool for connecting with the local people, the effects of not being able to express yourself in their language can be serious, at least during the first months, or even years.  This is when isolation kicks in, cutting away socializing. Indeed, such experience is frustrating because you might feel as if you were being mute in social conversations. While it s true that wireless technology and Google translation can overcome some of those obstacles in linguistic communication, no app can really replace speaking the language. Fortunately, however, more and more people around the world are speaking English these days, whether as their native tongue or as a foreign language, so generally the language barrier might not be so serious.

生活在一个你不得不说外语的国家里,你可能遇到的所有困难都是缺乏社会交往,甚至是自我孤立。由于这种语言是一种与当地人联系的工具,所以不能用他们的语言表达自己的影响可能是严重的,至少在头几个月,甚至是几年。这是隔离的开始,切断社交。的确,这样的经历令人沮丧,因为你可能觉得自己在社交对话中是沉默的。虽然无线技术和谷歌翻译确实可以克服语言交流中的一些障碍,但是没有一个应用能够真正取代说语言。然而,幸运的是,现在世界上越来越多的人都在说英语,无论是作为他们的母语还是作为一门外语,所以一般来说,语言障碍可能不是那么严重。

 

As well, many practical problems, most of which are little ones, can arise from not knowing the language of your host country. There are plenty of examples in day-to-day life regarding the inconvenience of living in a foreign country when you may be better off if you speak the language.  To begin with bad news, you may be worried about whether the train departing in a few minutes is going to or from a certain city.  Also, you may take twice as long in doing your grocery shopping, or you may end up with a random haircut because you might not explain what you want. The good news is that these examples rarely incur long-term consequences and can usually be sorted out with a bit of extra time.  In a certain way, these little challenges make your living in a foreign country more exciting and perhaps teach you useful lessons in problem solving.

同样,许多实际问题,大部分是小问题,都可能来自于不了解东道国的语言。在日常生活中有很多例子可以说明生活在外国的不便,如果你说的是语言,你可能会更好。从坏消息开始,你可能会担心几分钟后的火车是否会从某个城市出发。此外,你可能会花两倍的时间去买东西,或者你可能会因为你不知道自己想要什么而乱剪头发。好消息是,这些例子很少会产生长期的后果,而且通常可以用一些额外的时间来解决。在某种程度上,这些小小的挑战让你在异国的生活更令人兴奋,或许还能教会你解决问题的有用经验。

 

To sum up, it is important for you to speak a foreign language when living abroad.  Speaking English is a plus since the language is widely spoken in many countries; and that aside, those who speak a foreign language in your host country are not likely to be troubled with social and practical problems.  So, if you have to speak a foreign language, there is no excuse for not doing it.

总之,在国外生活对你来说是很重要的。说英语是一个加分项,因为在许多国家,这种语言被广泛使用;除此之外,在东道国讲外语的人不太可能会遇到社会和实际问题。所以,如果你不得不说一门外语,没有理由不去做。