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 this statement?
(From IELTS-Simon website)
Life in a country where a different language should be spoken might be challenging for most people. I totally agree that it can make some people face social and practical problems.
The language barrier and the usage differences are the main social problems that people living in a foreign language environment must face. Most migrants do not speak the language well enough to express themselves clearly. Thus, they might not be able to have local friends to hang out with or have a chat with, which leads to feelings of loneliness and isolation. Furthermore, they might still speak the foreign language with the logic of their mother tongue and it can sometimes be rude or unclear. For example, it might be rude if you do not use “please” and “cheers” in Britain, but the Chinese do not use those two words often.
There are three main practical problems need facing by non-native speakers. Firstly, they might not be able to deal with some daily problems when things happen. For instance, they could not tell the doctor their syndrome when they see the doctor. Secondly, it might be hard for them to find a job with a similar level or in the same social status if they find it in their home country. Finally, they might buy the wrong goods or food they do not need or want because they do not know how to say those things in a foreign language.
In conclusion, living in a foreign language environment is undoubtedly difficult socially and practically for most people. (258 words, band 6.5-7)