Some People Say That the Only Reason for Learning a Foreign Language
Some people say that the only reason for learning a foreign language is in order to travel to or work in a foreign country. Others say that these are not the only reasons why someone should learn a foreign language. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
There have been conflicting views on whether or not traveling or working abroad should be the sole reason for learning a second language. I believe this motivation should not be the only reason because knowing a second language can greatly improve a person’s odds of success in life.
Those who argue that the sole purpose of learning a new language is to visit another country may believe that they will never need to use multiple languages at home (here, “home” means your own country). They can simply use their mother tongue to accomplish any task, whether it is a project at work, ordering food at a restaurant, or shopping at a grocery store. However, I do not think this is true for everyone. There are people who might need to, for example, read books written in another language or hire a foreigner on a global freelancing platform, which makes foreign language learning necessary even if they have no plan to leave their home country.
Those on the other side of the argument say that even if a person is not going to visit another country, they should still learn a new language to increase their chances of success in life. Being able to communicate in another language means that a person can learn from people who speak that language, whether through books or social media platforms. Consider the Chinese entrepreneur Alex Wong. He would not have been able to go from being broke to being a multi-millionaire if he had not mastered English. Doing so created opportunities for him to network in Facebook groups with American businessmen and be inspired by American hustle culture. I agree with this argument because, after all, almost everyone wants a successful life.
In conclusion, while there may be no need for most people to use a foreign language at home, I believe they should still learn one to improve their likelihood of succeeding in life. (315 Words)
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I recommend not changing the verb “learn” in your paraphrase of the question statement. However, you can use these verbs in your body paraphrase to vary your language: