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2018-07-23 11:05:46作者:谢振礼

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Topic:

 

Some people say that the only reason for learning a foreign language is in order to travel or work in a foreign country. Others say that these are not the only reasons why someone should learn a foreign language.

有些人说学习一门外语的唯一原因是为了去国外旅行或工作。另一些人说,这些并不是人们学习外语的唯一原因。

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

讨论这两种观点并给出你自己的观点。

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

给出你回答的理由,并从你自己的知识或经验中举出相关的例子。


Essay:

 

Nowadays, people seem to realize that knowing only one’s mother tongue is not enough. It may be said that bilingualism is a major asset in an increasingly interconnected world. While learning a foreign language is of practical use for traveling or working in a foreign country, psychologically it will make people smarter by giving their brain a boost.

现在,人们似乎意识到只会一门母语是不够的。可以说,在这个相互联系日益紧密的世界中,双语是一项重要资产。虽然学习一门外语是在国外旅行或工作的实际用途,但从心理上讲,它会让人更聪明,让他们的大脑得到提升。

 

It certainly makes practical sense to learn a foreign language in order to travel or work in a foreign country. When traveling, language is the best introduction to a new culture and this increased cultural awareness provides for enriched interpersonal experiences such as building friendships, appreciating different ethnic values, and discovering unique histories and traditions. Therefore, having the ability to engage with many kinds of people can go a long way in better understanding and tackling global challenges, and in truly making oneself a citizen of the world. Speaking of a job in a foreign country, more and more people recognize the importance of learning an additional language to expand one’s career opportunities. If one’s C.V. includes fluency in a second language, one’s chances of landing a job are greater than for people who know only one language.

为了到国外旅行或工作,学习一门外语当然是有实际意义的。在旅行中,语言是了解一种新文化的最佳途径,这种增强的文化意识提供了丰富的人际体验,如建立友谊、欣赏不同的民族价值观、发现独特的历史和传统。因此,有能力与各种各样的人打交道,就能更好地理解和应对全球挑战,并真正使自己成为世界的公民。说到在国外工作,越来越多的人认识到学习一门外语的重要性,以便扩大自己的就业机会。如果一个人的简历包括流利的第二语言,那么他找到工作的机会要比只会一门语言的人多。

 

Psychologists claim that people become smarter if they learn a foreign language. It is mainly because those who speak two or more languages have significantly better overall cognitive capacities than those who speak only one. As a result, there are obvious signs of increased memory, improved problem-solving, critical thinking, and planning skills, as well as an enhanced ability to multi-task. To explain this in terms of psychology, one’s brain is being challenged to switch between languages, as well as to receive input in multiple forms, and then negotiate the meaning. This implies that learning a foreign language is a very good workout for one’s brain, and consequently one’s cognitive abilities will become better across all areas—not just in the language classes. In other words, learning a foreign language will pay off.

心理学家称,如果人们学习一门外语,他们就会变得更聪明。这主要是因为说两种或两种以上语言的人比只说一种语言的人有更好的整体认知能力。因此,有明显的迹象表明记忆力增强,解决问题能力增强,批判性思维能力和计划能力增强,同时也增强了多任务处理能力。为了从心理学的角度来解释这一点,一个人的大脑受到了挑战,需要在不同的语言之间进行转换,并接受多种形式的输入,然后再协商其含义。这意味着学习一门外语对一个人的大脑来说是一个很好的锻炼,因此一个人的认知能力会在各个领域都变得更好——不仅仅是在语言课上。换句话说,学习一门外语会有回报的。

 

To sum up, learning a foreign language is not only useful when traveling working in a foreign country but also it will enable one to become smarter. The benefits of being bilingual are both practical and psychological. With more languages, one can be at home anywhere.

综上所述,学习一门外语不仅对在国外工作的人有用,还能让人变得更聪明。双语的好处是实用的和心理的。有了更多的语言,你就可以在任何地方呆在家里。


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