FCE Writing Part 2 Article C

Part 2

You see this announcement in an international student magazine.

Write your article in 140- 190 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer sheet.

Sample answer:

Going global — the solution or the problem?

The world is becoming a smaller place where national markets united, and national borders have become less significant. Nowadays, companies operate worldwide and young people are their target clients. In my country- Spain, many young people watch foreign films and listen to foreign music on a daily basis. In the evenings, they eat in restaurants owned by foreign companies and WhatsApp with their friends abroad.

Most young Spanish people say `globalisation’ is a good thing because it gives them a wider choice of goods, improves standards of living and reduces travel costs. They also believe we have greater freedom of information and a better understanding of foreign cultures, but at what cost?

A big chunk of Spanish youth sees the situation very differently. They feel that our traditions and local identity are under threat. They claim that mass tourism is ruining our natural heritage and that the spread of English is destroying our national language. They resent large international, money-hungry companies, which are becoming more important and influential than our own democratically elected government. 

Clearly, there are arguments on both sides, but one thing we can be certain of is that globalisation will not go away.