Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems, as well as practical problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
背景句：In an era of globalisation, people migrate to other countries where they’re required to speak a foreign language. Many people believe that the language barrier in a foreign environment would generate a series of social and practical problems.
个人观点：I agree with this statement and will give a further discussion as follows.
### 主体段 1
主题句：Among the social problems, communication failure could be a direct result from the linguistic barrier.
平行列举+递进解释：If one can’t reach a certain proficiency of a foreign language, he can’t deliver his ideas or emotions successfully, nor can he understand the native speakers of the language. Another social problem is the misunderstanding of cultures, which is actually the aftermath of constant communication failure. A person with limited language competence may either feel reluctant to fully understand or explore the cultural elements embedded in the language. Therefore, his behaviour or speech might cause offence or conflicts during the interaction with the native speakers in that country.
### 主体段 2
主题句：The practical problems, in my opinion, usually negatively affect an individual’s life and development in a foreign land.
平行列举+递进解释：First, the lack of language proficiency and cultural understanding might prevent a person from finding a satisfying job. Many high-skilled professions today require a certain level of linguistic ability for they demand oral communication with others. Another problem could be one’s isolation from the local community. A person’s language incompetence would impair his motivation and opportunities to socialise, gradually excluding him from the wider cultural setting.
Nevertheless, living in a foreign country where it’s necessary to speak the local language presents its advantages too, such as being immersed in the linguistic environment to learn the language more efficiently. Besides, people could be more driven to reflect on their own cultures and identities when living in another nation. But the impacts of language barrier and cultural shock on individuals are not to be overlooked.
To conclude, the social and practical problems are inevitable when people live a foreign nation and have to speak the local tongue. However, one should always respect the local culture, learn the language and be actively involved in the social interactions to have a more rewarding life experience.
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