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Speaker : 48
Gender : Female
IELTS Speaking Score : 6.5
IELTS Speaking Session: Part 3


E-examiner S-student
E: We’ve been talking about the first time you talk, talked a foreign language and I’m going to ask some questions related to this. Let’s begin with, first of all, learning languages. At what age do you think children should start learning a foreign language?
S: For me I think children… from toddler can s, start learning a foreign language already, because children’s language development is the children’s language development has, will be the, a best point for them to… It will… Early childhood is the best time for children to learn a foreign language because they have rapid language development during that period. And so, I think it is, it will be suitable for children to start learning a language when they are toddler before getting into the kindergarten.

E: So, in your opinion, uh which skill is more important, speaking or writing?
S: For me, I would say speaking is more important than writing, although I agree that writing is also important when you learn a language. However, I think speaking is more commonly used when d, we a, interact with people face to face. And so, being able to speak in that language to communicate with others is very important.

E: Do you think that people still need to learn foreign languages?
S: Yes, definitely. As the globalization is become more and more developed. And I think it is definitely crucial for people to learn foreign language in these days. And I think the needs to learn foreign language will just keep increasing because people can travel to different places easily and, there are lot of companies that hire peoples from all over the globe. And so, I think learning a foreign language is important for people nowadays.

E: OK. Thank you. In your opinion, do you think that minority languages will disappear?
S: I think minority languages might have th, chance of getting disappeared if people don’t do anything to preserve it. As the ^ people who speak that minority language keep decreasing, (number of) so one day there might be possibility of minority language, languages being disappeared in the world.

E: So, how can these languages be protected?
S: I think the languages can be protected from various way. For example, one very important and effective way is by promotion. You can promote this language on the social media platforms as social media is very commonly u, used by peoples from all over the world. So, by promoting its uniqueness and the how… and the usage of this language, I think it can be a way out to preserve the language.

E: Thank you very much. That is the end of the speaking test.


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