Describe a Language you Would like to Learn- IELTS Cue Card
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Describe a language you would like to learn
You should say:
- what it is and how you plan to learn it
- where it is spoken
- how it will help you
and explain why you want to learn this language.
Sample Answer 1
Japanese is a language that I would like to learn. At home, we have a nail cutter brought from some gulf countries. It has something written in Japanese, and I learned it after a google search. Then I became very much interested in learning the language. So, I tried to learn a few words like how to greet someone and such.
Also, I dream of visiting the place and I think it will be a great help if I know the language. As an Indian, I find Japanese letters similar to Hindi letters. But I think there is some way of writing it. If I could master it, I think it would be a great achievement to date. Therefore, I have found some institutions that specialize in teaching the language. Other than that, I am taking the help of free language learning apps and websites to make myself familiar with the basic concepts.
I think learning a language makes it easier to understand their people and culture. I think a little knowledge of Japanese could help me in such a big country. Moreover, it is a country that has faced several major calamities and may have their own stories to tell. I believe it is their commitment, sacrifice and patience which lead them to mark their own place in history – those which can be best understood by learning their language. Learning their language can only make me capable of knowing their history, developments and culture.
Sample Answer 2
Well, I’m someone who is obsessed with learning something new every day, whether it’s a new dish to test, a new hobby to try, or a new language to learn. Therefore, I’ve always been inquisitive about being multilingual to enhance my employment prospects and verbal skills. Besides, learning foreign languages has become crucial in today’s materialistic world. So, here, I’d like to talk about learning a language that I believe would help me immensely.
Learning the Arabic language had been a long-forgotten hobby of mine, but now I’ve firmly decided to pursue at least a diploma degree in the Arabic language. So, I hunted down a reputable language Institute in my city. To my surprise, many universities across Delhi offer degree and certificate courses in Arabic, which is icing on the cake for me because I won’t have to go outside of the city to learn it. Moreover, I’ll also take some help from online learning language applications to hone my skills in Arabic.
The Arabic language is the 5th most spoken language around the world. Over 300 million native people speak it in almost 26 Arab countries, located in Western Asia and North Africa. Being proficient in the Arabic language will open doors full of opportunities and employment avenues in different fields such as oil business, travel, industrial collaborations, and translations.
To be honest, I’m planning to learn the Arabic language because I’m going to apply for a job in an oil company in Qatar. Knowing Arabic would give me a competitive advantage once I’m there. It would also assist me in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the fantastic culture and customs of the Arabic people.
Meaning: including or dealing with all or nearly all elements or aspects of something
Eg: The coaching centre trains the aspirants in a comprehensive manner.
Meaning: preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually and to a troubling extent
Eg: Daniel is obsessed with sports bikes.
Meaning: having or showing an interest in learning things; curious
Eg: The students were inquisitive about studying animals.
Meaning: excessively concerned with material possessions; money-oriented.
Eg: Bill is a materialistic person who doesn’t care about his family.
Meaning: competent or skilled in doing or using something
Eg: Mike is a proficient designer.