|Essay Sample 02 |
Comment on the following statement:
|Some people think that Russian is easier to learn than English |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
In my opinion, Russian is more difficult than English. First of all, Russian language has changing endings. For example, according to its pronouns the endings of adjectives change, which means a learner has to remember a lot of cases. In English they remain the same, she is clever, they are clever etc. Secondly, Russian has many more prefixes than English. For instance, almost for each verb one can add a few different prefixes that changes the meaning of the verb slightly or strongly.
Moreover, there are not really strict and logical rules in using these prefixes and endings.
At the same time there are people who believe that English is more difficult to learn. They say that pronunciation in English is not easy at all as well as writing. People joke saying, “One write Manchester but read Liverpool”.
Nevertheless, I cannot agree with the opinion mentioned above. Learning language consists of many sections. If a few of them are easier, it does not mean that the whole language is easier.
In conclusion, I would like to say there are opposing views on this issue. At first sight English seems more difficult, but in actual fact Russian is more complicated language to master. Thus, I still support the idea that English is easier to learn than Russian.
Read by Ann Dole