|Several languages are in danger of extinction because they are spoken by very small numbers of people. Some people say that governments should spend public money|
on saving these languages, while others believe that would be a waste of money.
Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
In the future, it is predicted that many languages might become disappeared because there are less people speak them. Therefore, some people generally suppose that it is necessary to pay money for preserving these minority languages, while others argue it is not worth doing it. Indeed, spending the budget on protecting those languages is likely to be wasteful, however, it should be admitted that by saving them, it would bring to people some benefits.
On the one hand, it is true that spending money on preserving minority languages seems to be unnecessary and it is sometimes considered to be extravagant. Firstly, authorities have to pay a large amount of money for the education programmes and open classes. Instead of paying for teaching and schooling , they could use this money to invest in other things such as infrastructure, helping homeless people and tackling with environment problems.Secondly, it would be easer to communicate if people spoke one language in a country and residents might not have to spend money on learning another language. For example, in Singapore, people speak four languages including English, Tamil, Malay and Chinese. However, they could not use their native languages to speak with others who do not speak the same languages with them, so everyone decide to use English in daily conversation. In fact, if governments did not protect these minority languages, not only them but also residents would save their budget.
On the other hand, preserving languages which are not widely spoken also has some advantages. Language connects with the culture identity of people; therefore, by using it, people would never forget their culture and tradition, which are extremely vital. In addition, minority languages are likely to have a significant contribution to the multiculturalism of the country and even the world. Indeed, these languages have many values and benefits, so government should preserve them.
In conclusion, beside of the fact that authorities are likely to pay much money for protecting languages which are not used by many people, it is admitted that these languages are crucial and should not be forgotten in the future due to their values. If they became extinct languages, it would bring some negative impacts on the culture and tradition of a nation.
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