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importanc of English
It is no doubt that English is the most widely spoken language in the world and most people use it in their daily life to communicate with others.
As we know it is difficult to estimate exactly how many English speakers there are, but according to one estimate there are about two third of world population speak English.
However that estimation we didn’t indicate the importance of English as the world language.
The importance of English is not just how many people speak it but in what it is used for??!
Every body know that English is the dominant language in most countries all over the world, it has that role in the United Kingdome, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand Ireland …etc.
Also in other countries, English is widely used for people who haven’t other language.
Uses of English
English for News, Information and Newspapers
English is commonly used for communication and news and writing information, most of telex messages and telegrams are sent in English, and about (five thousand) newspapers more than half of the newspapers published in the world, are published in English.
In many countries television and radio new and programs are broadcast in English like BBC Channel it considered an important and international channel in the world and it have a website on the internet use English in it to write the news and advertisements .
According to one estimate there are about 71% of Magazines around the world are published in English.
English for Business, Trade and Diplomacy
English is the major language of international business and trade, most businessmen are used English in their works and in importing and exporting things from other countries.
Important commodities such as silver, tin and hard currency are traded in English .Most promissory notes are contracted between businessmen in English in common
Also diplomacy characters are used English in their meetings and conferences which contracted between presidents and famous characters.
English for Travel
English is also very important for international travel .Much of the information countries disseminate about themselves outside their borders is in English .English is spoken in large and international hotels, tourist, and airports and in shops that tourists frequent .there are newspapers printed in English and TV news is available in English .
People who work with tourists generally speak English in some countries drivers of buses or streetcars and sellers at newsstands
Speak English especially in public places that tourists frequent.
Now English is taught in schools, universities and institutions because it's necessary for careers, English is also studied as a foreign language in countries where it is not generally used as a medium of communication. In China English language lessons are popular TV programs. (Two hundred fifty million) Chinese more than the population of the USA are learning English on TV.
English teaching professional magazine has published
Most books around the world are available in English, also music