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Essay – ‘The Ability to communicate in more than one language will be less important in the future then it is now’ Do you Agree or disagree with this statement? Provide Support for your opinion.

‘The Ability to communicate in more than one language will be less important in the future then it is now’ Do you Agree or disagree with this statement? Provide Support for your opinion.

Communication among the humans has evolved from the Stone Age and has strengthened with the time with the progress of various languages and power of expression. Different civilizations have developed across the world and thus many languages and cultures have emerged with them. With them came forth many cultures and literatures defining its uniqueness and exclusivity. I disagree with the statement that ‘The Ability to communicate in more than one language will be less important in the future then it is now’.

Firstly, I would like to introduce you that in the world roughly 6,500 languages are spoken and Mandarin Chinese is the most popular language spoken by maximum number of people. If all the languages get scraped except one, then no doubt our world will become a one big global village, but the beauty and uniqueness of every culture will decline. Today we boast and feel proud of our culture and language. Tourists visit different countries because there is diversity in the language, cultures, festivals, food habits, art and history.

Secondly, in many languages lots of research work, literature, manuscripts, history and science has been written. The information and knowledge in these works has been kept and used by the generations to follow. This forms the uniqueness and importance of a particular language and if lost, it will lose the identity of the people and their work. For Example most of the important literature which is known to us through many old languages like Greek, Hebrew, Sanskrit, old Chinese and Pali to name a few which makes them

Lastly, I would like to conclude that if a person has the ability to communicate in multiple languages, then he has a better chance to see, enjoy and understand the world. Every person is capable of contributing to the society and his mother tongue is the best language for him to express his thoughts.

Contributed by Yogesh Parmar

yogeshparmar74@gmail.com

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