One billion people speak English today. Thats about 20% of the worlds population. 400 million people speak English as their first language. For the other 600 million people its either a second language or a foreign language.
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How much does a travel card cost …? How much does a travel card cost …? How to arrive to…? How to arrive to…? Where should I leave? Where should I leave? Would you like to stop here, please? Would you like to stop here, please?
Where is a bus stop? Where is a bus stop? Where is a shop? Where is a shop? What is this street? What is this street? How can I get to…? How can I get to…?
How much does it cost? How much does it cost? Menu, please. Menu, please. First, second and third for me please. First, second and third for me please.
Give clothes on my size. Give clothes on my size. How much does it cost? How much does it cost?
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Foreign Languages in Our Life Learning a foreign language isn't an easy thing. Nowadays it's especially important to know foreign languages. Some people learn languages because they need them for their work, others travel abroad, for the third studying foreign languages is a hobby. Everyone, who knows foreign languages can speak to people from other countries, read foreign authors in the original, which makes your outlook wider. I study English. It's a long and slow process that takes a lot of time and efforts. Over 300 million people speak it is as a mother tongue. The native speakers of English live in Great Britain, the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand. English is one of the official languages of the United Nations Organization and other political organizations. English language is a wonderful language. It's the language of the great literature. It's the language of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and others. Half of the world's scientific literature is in English. It's the language of computers technology. The great German poet Goethe once said, «He, who knows no foreign language, doesn't know his own one ». That's why in order to understand oneself and environment one has to learn foreign languages. I think, that to know English today is absolutely necessary for every educated man, for every good specialist.