As computers translate quickly and accurately, learning foreign languages wastes time. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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Over the years, technological advancement has brought many benefits to humans. In particular, computers play a crucial role in human activities. It is argued that with the fast and accuracy of computers in translation, learning new languages is time-consuming. However, I totally disagree with this argument since learning foreign languages has many benefits that computers cannot replace.

To begin with, there are emotions and intonations in language when people speak that computers do not have. It will significantly change what people understand in the words they say. For instance, when someone says “I will do it” with a happy face they tend to do it voluntarily. On the other hand, when they say “I will do it then” they seem not willing to do it.  Moreover, with different intonations, people convey different meanings with the same sentence. For example, when the speaker says “ That’s your sister”, the intonation rising on “that” means the speaker had imagined the listener’s sister in a different way. In contrast, if the speaker emphasizes “your”, it means the speaker thought it was someone else’s sister.

It is true that computers help people a lot in translation, but they are not always available. Imagine living in a remote area where the Internet and technology are not developed, people can not rely on computers to communicate. Therefore, learning languages give people a chance to communicate in different circumstances. As proof, in Sanzala village, Angola, there even is no electricity let alone the Internet. For that reason, to help the village, a volunteer in Viet Nam had to learn the language that the local residents speak so he can communicate with them while working there. 

To conclude, computers are just an assistant that helps people in learning languages. Hence, it is really important for humans to learn the language since computers are not always available and they do not have feelings. 

 
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Over the years, technological advancement has brought many benefits to humans. In particular, computers play a crucial role in human activities. It is argued that with the fast and accuracy of computers in translation, learning new languages is time-consuming. However, I totally disagree with this argument since learning foreign languages has many benefits that computers cannot replace.

To begin with, there are emotions and intonations in language when people speak that computers do not have. It will significantly change what people understand in the words they say. For instance, when someone says “I will do it” with a happy face they tend to do it voluntarily. On the other hand, when they say “I will do it then” they seem not willing to do it.  Moreover, with different intonations, people convey different meanings with the same sentence. For example, when the speaker says “ That’s your sister”, the intonation rising on “that” means the speaker had imagined the listener’s sister in a different way. In contrast, if the speaker emphasizes “your”, it means the speaker thought it was someone else’s sister.

It is true that computers help people a lot in translation, but they are not always available. Imagine living in a remote area where the Internet and technology are not developed, people can not rely on computers to communicate. Therefore, learning languages give people a chance to communicate in different circumstances. As proof, in Sanzala village, Angola, there even is no electricity let alone the Internet. For that reason, to help the village, a volunteer in Viet Nam had to learn the language that the local residents speak so he can communicate with them while working there. 

To conclude, computers are just an assistant that helps people in learning languages. Hence, it is really important for humans to learn the language since computers are not always available and they do not have feelings. 

 
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