Do advantages of multicultural societies outweigh any disadvantages？
I believe advantages of multicultural societies do outweigh any disadvantages.I have some
reasons for my opinion.
Certainly, differences of cultures and languages can cause many problems.
For example, in a workplace, such differences can annoy both workers and employers.
However, advantages do outweigh disadvantages.
First, we can learn a lot of things about the world by communicating with
people from other countries. By doing that, we can get a deeper understanding
about human nature.
Secondly, there are so many conflicts and war around the world. As a result, too many
violations of human rights continue to occur. To guarantee our basic human rights, communicating
with various people around the world is very effective.
Finally, there are too many political issues around the world today. To solve these problems,
we make every effort side by side.
For these reasons, advantages of multicultural societies do outweigh any disadvantages.
Of course, cultural differences cause many problems,(時間切れだが、両試験官:Please wind up.) We
can overcome obstacles.
Examiner 1: You said cultural and linguistic differences can cause problems in a workplace.
What problem happens, for example?
Me: For example, Japanese people tend to be very punctual. But some people from some countries
are not. So some Japanese employers are annoyed by that, I’ve heard.
Examiner 1: What kind of difficulty do workers from other countries face when they want to get a job
Me: Language barrier. For example, some people from other countries want to be a nurse in Japan.
To do that, they must learn Japanese. That is a very hard learning, I’ve heard.
Examiner 2:What kinds of problems happen when Japanese go abroad?
Me: For example, an American host family allows a Japanese exchange student to open their
refrigerator, and an Japanese exchange student feel…hesitated…hesitate. Japanese people are
not used to such a habit.
Examiner 2:What do you think is important for us to understand each other well?
Me: The most important thing is to understand other countries’ habits, I feel.
Examiner 1: Today, the globalization of the world has advanced more and more. Do you think linguistic
diversity will be lost in the future?
Me:I think so. I must admit common language is advantageous for job hunting…to get a job. More
people will chose learning common language.
Examiner 2: Which do you think is better for people, using only one common language, or using more than
Me: In my opinion, using only one language such as English is convenient, but using two languages, we
can learn more things.
Examiner 1: These days it is said that there are many languages being endangered. Do you think more
should be done to save these endangered languages?
Me: I don’t think so. If they are really valuable, they will survive naturally.
Examiner 2: Do you think minor languages are not valuable?
Me:No. There are many valuable knowledge in those languages. Legends and myths in them should be
handed down…We should hand down legends and myths.
Examiner 2: What’s the advantage of using non-native languages in communicating internationally?
Me:By using non-native languages, we can learn many different thoughts.(時間終了)