Some linguists point out that the spread of English and development of people’s living standards have some negative effects on the local language and culture development. Do you agree with them? I think the answers are various. As far as I am concerned, I support their opinions. My reasons are as follows.
On the one hand, the widely used of English has great influence. It is well-known that English is the only international standard language. And recently as the rapid development of English speaking country, more and more people whose mother tongue is not English start to use it widely. Therefore, gradually the languages like English spread wilder and wilder in people’s life. At the same time, there local language may be used less and less in people’s daily life. For example, people use to use their local language to communicate, but now there will be less time for them to use their own language.
On the other hand, people living a better life also have negative influence. With the development of economic, more and more people rush into the developed city for living a better life. Especially for the young people, they may live in the big city with their parents, and seldom go back to their hometown. Then the chance they can reach local language is very few.
To sum up, because of the reasons mentioned above, I think the loss of local langue will really come true one day. We should do something to save our language.