IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write at least 250 words.
Because many children are not able to learn foreign languages, schools should not force them to learn foreign languages
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays, learning foreign languages is becoming increasingly popular among school children, yet some may not be able to keep up with the pace of language learning. This raises the question of whether schools should force students to learn foreign languages or not. In my opinion, children should not be forced to learn foreign languages if they are not able to.
On the one hand, learning a foreign language can be beneficial in many ways. It can open a path to a new culture and increase the appreciation of its people. With knowledge of a foreign language, children can communicate with people from other countries which can lead to more understanding and acceptance between different cultures. Furthermore, having knowledge of a foreign language can be an asset for future job opportunities, as well as for the development of their own language.
On the other hand, some children may not be able to learn foreign languages due to their lack of interest, or because of their language abilities. Forcing them to learn foreign languages may lead to frustration and lowered self-esteem. Moreover, some children may not have the required time to learn a foreign language, as they may be too busy with their other studies.
In conclusion, I believe that children should not be forced to learn foreign languages if they are not able to. Schools should take into consideration the individual needs and abilities of each student before imposing an obligation to learn a foreign language. In this way, schools can ensure that children learn foreign languages in a way that is best suitable for them.