Why Do We Learn the English Language
I am sure, in order to have a
good job one should know foreign languages. The most widespread languages in
the world are Chinese, Spanish, English and some others. But every
well-educated person in the world speaks English, because it is the language of
communication, business, science and culture.
English is now the most
important and widespread language in the world. It is the state language in
five countries: Great Britain, Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
English is one of the six
official and working languages of the United Nations. It is the second working
language in the European Community. In many Asian and African countries, such
as India or Egypt, in former British colonies people speak English besides
their native one. People also speak English in Europe. English is spoken
practically all over the world.
Russia has relations with many
countries. More and more direct contacts are established with the countries of
Europe, with the United States, Great Britain, Canada and other
Taking into account the
economic development in our country, hundreds of joint ventures have appeared
in every city and town of Russia recently. Besides, a lot of foreign
delegations come to our country. Our businessmen, tourists, experts often go abroad.
As I have already mentioned just English is the language of the international
communication. That is why it is very important to learn English.
Nowadays, a lot of people
study foreign languages in every possible way. Foreign-language study groups are
organized at industrial enterprises, at the offices of big firms, at the
educational establishments, at research institutes.
I think English is worth
studying. There is a proverb "A new language — a new world".
There are some schools
specialized in studying foreign languages in Russia. Their pupils have lessons
in foreign language every day. But their number is rather small. Most schools
have Foreign Language only once or twice a week. It's impossible to master any
foreign language under such conditions. That's why those who want to improve
their knowledge have to take private lessons.