Describe a language that you want to learn (not English)
You should say:
- What it is
- How you would learn it
- Where you would learn it
- And explain why you want to learn this language.
Sample answer :
I have always wanted to be bilingual or even multilingual, so apart from English and Chinese, French is another language I wish to learn.
Honestly speaking, French was never on the top of my list of must-learn languages. At ﬁrst, I planned on learning Japanese. But then when i recalled my time learning Chinese during high school and the fact that Japanese can actually be even be more diﬃcult, I don’t think I could ever remember all of the letters, let alone make out what they mean. So, I had to resort to French, which I think will somehow be easier as it shares most of the English latin alphabet.
A second language is obligatory in my faculty so I guess I will be learning French at university. Many of my friends recommended me some language centers but I have no problems with studying French at my university. It can be stressful at times as the score will count forwards my GPA, but I will take that as motivation to learn this language seriously.
Learning a language is no doubt a diﬃcult and frustrating task. It took me years to master my English, and I know it will take no less to have a relatively good command of French. But let’s not get ahead of myself I will just have to take baby steps. But I think I’m ready for this challenge.
- Describe a skill that takes long time to learn: It took me 3 years to be able to converse in French (remember to change the verb tense into past tense).
- Describe a subject you dislike but now have interest in: I used to dislike French very much because it aﬀects my GPA but now I like it because it is an interesting language and I give maximum eﬀort to study it.
- Describe an activity you would do when you are alone in your free time: I often learn French and do the exercises in my free time when I am alone.
Speaking Part 3
1. What is an example of an international language that people use to communicate (besides English)?
Chinese is an example of an international language apart from English. In fact, around one sixth of the world population speaks Chinese as their ﬁrst language. Even foreigners speak Chinese, mostly in trade and business.
2. Do you think people will speak the same language in the future (maybe English)?
No, I don’t think people will speak the same language in the future, because a language carries national values and represents the indigenous cultures. In other words, the loss of a language equals the loss of cultural identity. Individualism urges people to have their own identity, wave their own ﬂags and speak their own language. That is why people of diﬀerent countries won’t be willing to speak the same language.
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?
Having an international language can bring both beneﬁts and drawbacks. Despite the fact that people speaking the same language can facilitate trade and business meetings, it can result in the extinction of languages, which will eventually bring about the loss of knowledge and cultural identities.