An international language would remove one of the main differences which separates people of different nationalities and this would lead to greater international understanding and co-operation. There should be one international language which everyone agrees to learn and speak. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

It has often been suggested that we should all learn to speak an international
, and both artificial and natural languages, including Esperanto, Latin and English, have been put forward at various times in history as candidates to fill
role. The arguments in favour of an international
are both ideological and practical.
, it is sometimes said
that linguistic
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that, linguistic
diversity divides people and leads to conflict.
In other words
, if we removed
differences, we would find it easier to understand each other's point of view and,
as a result
, co-operate more easily.
, it is argued that if everyone learned the same
, a great deal of time-consuming and expensive translation work would no longer be necessary, and
would be of great benefit to international trade.
, it is generally agreed that a common
would make international travel much easier for everyone.
, there are strong arguments against the introduction of an international
. To start with, it is often pointed out that while an international
facilitate communication, some people believe all languages tend to divide into dialects, some of which cannot always be understood by all native speakers.
, it is often claimed that an international
would eventually come to dominate over, and in some cases cause the disappearance of less widely-spoken languages.
, as culture and
are closely associated, it is generally believed that the threat to
minority languages
the minority languages
posed by an international one would
mean a threat to their related cultures. The result would be a dull world, lacking in both linguistic and cultural diversity. On balance, I believe that it would be undesirable to impose an international
on the world. I doubt that an international
would bring about international peace, and the disappearance of minority languages and cultures would be a sad loss.
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