Fanny Sue Wolke
Languages used on the Internet The pie diagram, published in the textbook Context starter by Cornel son in 2016, depicts which languages are spoken the most on the Internet. Especially English and Chinese seem to be very popular Internet-languages. With 27% ranges English the highest, followed by Chinese with 25%. Spain comes with 8% up to the third place and Japanese with only 5% makes the fourth place. With 4% to 3% we have Portuguese, German, Arabic, French and Russian in the end of the ranking. Korean is with 2% the last language, mentioned by name. All other languages are summarized to 17% of "others". Remarkably is that English and Chinese alone, make up more than half of the diagram. English is, by virtue of which it is the elected world language, not that much of a surprise. Chinese however is usually not considered to be a popular language. Nevertheless it sounds logical if we look at how many people live in China. Due to their strong and fast growing economies, that is based on trading, it is also obvious that they use the internet a lot and of course in their own language. I was surprised by the high percentage of Chinese, used on the internet, although I think that I should have guessed it earlier. China is, how that diagram shows, an immense advanced country. Schools and universities all over the world should consider to teach Chinese as a second or additional language to English. Pie charts like that above help the governments to decide what is important to teach and which economics should be watched.
Feb 18, 2021 2:16 PM
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Languages used on the Internet The pie chart, published in the textbook Context starter by Cornelson in 2016, depicts which languages are spoken the most on the Internet. English and Chinese especially seem to be very popular Internet-languages. With 27% English the highest, followed by Chinese with 25%. Spanish comes in third place with 8% and Japanese with only 5% makes the fourth place. With 3% to 4% (lower number first) we have Portuguese, German, Arabic, French and Russian. Korean with 2% is the least used language mentioned by name. All other languages are included in the 17% labelled "others". Remarkably, English and Chinese alone make up more than half of the diagram. English, by virtue of it being the generally accepted world language, is not that much of a surprise. Chinese however is usually not considered to be a popular language. Nevertheless it sounds logical if we look at how many people live in China. Due to their strong and fast growing economy, that is based on trading, it is also obvious that they use the internet a lot and of course in their own language. I was surprised by the high percentage of Chinese, used on the internet, although I think that I should have guessed it earlier. China is, as that diagram shows, an immensely advanced country. Schools and universities all over the world should consider teaching Chinese as a second or additional language to English. Pie charts like that above help the governments to decide what is important to teach and which economies should be watched.
Well done, lots of good writing here. You tried some difficult sentences. Your analysis at the end is good too. However, if this is for IELTS that type of analysis isn't needed.
Feb 18, 2021 9:23 PM
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Fanny Sue Wolke
Language Skills
English, German, Korean, Latin
Learning Language
English