摘要：《剑13》Test 1大作文范文 | 住在非母语国家带来的问题
Living in a country where a person has to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems, as well as practical problems.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Increasing numbers of people travel overseas or study abroad. During their stay, they speak the local language, which is most likely to be a foreign language. Major practical issues and social problems may happen as a result of people’s oversea residency [“居住”].
The practical problems are multiple especially if a speaker cannot speak the foreign language proficiently [“熟练地”] or accurately. For example, a person who is illiterate [“不会读写的”] in in the foreign language may be unable to understand any signs or written instructions. More seriously, lack of proper skills of the local language, one may never find a job. The worst case is that an inarticulate [“说不清楚话的”] patient may be unable to describe his or her conditions and, as a result, to receive proper medical treatment.
In addition, it is fairly likely that a person has no social life when living in a foreign country, where a different language is spoken. Behind this phenomenon is also the person’s inadequate language ability. [倒装] Sincelanguage is the primary medium of communicating information and emotions, without language proficiency [“熟练度”] one can hardly beintelligible [“能被人听懂（清楚）的”] or comprehensible and thus has difficulty socializing. Also, social problems happen even when a foreign nationalspeaks the local language well. The more accurately the person speaks the language, the more likely is the undesirable situation that the person is trapped in the cultural conflict [倒装], because a language carries the ideology of a society. [长难句：两个比较级分句后再有状语从句]
In conclusion, in fairness [“公平说来”], living overseas and meanwhile speaking a foreign language, one is prone to have unpleasant encounters[可数名词，“遭遇/邂逅”]. To be specific, the practical problems and social issues may both bother the person.
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