Several Languages Are in Danger of Extinction: Writing Task 2

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.


Language is a gateway to knowing about any culture, tradition or country. It is observed that many languages are on the verge of extinction due to being less spoken by people. So, the government’s effort by pouring money to save these languages is sought, while others consider it a waste of money. In my perspective, apart from spending money, making them compulsory in school subjects as well as in offices can help to save them.

Two commence with, and firstly, if governmental bodies utilize funds to save minority languages by making them compulsory to read as a subject from early years, then these can be saved. Extensive research is needed to allure the pupils to read them because these are often neglected due to their less usage either at work or school. For instance, now people are more modern, and they display less enthusiasm for underrated languages due to their less usability. But the government can do a great deal by publishing books and journals with the great academicians to publish the rare facts that the other languages do not have. Only then these can be read enthusiastically. If any government grows the plant of language at the beginning of a child’s career, it will flourish in the coming days.

On the other hand, consider that it is a waste of money. They say because any state of a country has other responsibilities such as providing food, shelter and education to the masses. If some governmental share is distributed to save endangered languages, then there are higher chances of neglecting other areas. Do they have a strong argument that what is the use of pouring money? If people are dying of starvation, and if people do not survive, then who will be there to speak. Thus providing things to the masses is more important. Only then individuals will appreciate the government’s efforts. Moreover, if people are healthy and mentally fit, then they will express their interest in saving these dying languages.

In conclusion, thus, it is clear that if the government spends money to save these less spoken languages, then in the future, people will remain in touch with their culture and traditions, but in its absence, human identity is also in danger. On the other hand, serving people by providing them with essential things is the utmost responsibility of the government because they are those people who will show their interest in speaking to them.

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