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WHY ENGLISH IS IMPORTANT?

English may not be the most spoken language in the world, but it is the official
language in a large number of countries. It is estimated that the number of people
in the world that use in English to communicate on a regular basis is 2 billion!
English is the dominant business language and it has become almost a necessity for
people to speak English if they are to enter a global workforce, research from all
over the world shows that cross-border business communication is most often
conducted in English. Its importance in the global market place therefore cannot be
understated, learning English really can change your life.
Many of the worlds top films, books and music are published and produced in
English. Therefore by learning English you will have access to a great wealth of
entertainment and will be able to have a greater cultural understanding.
Most of the content produced on the internet (50%) is in English. So knowing English
will allow you access to an incredible amount of information which may not be
otherwise available!
English is the most commonly used language among foreign language speakers.
Throughout the world, when people with different languages come together they
commonly use English to communicate.
Why learn English when it is so difficult? Well, knowing English will make you
bilingual and more employable in every country in the world.
Despite China, the United States is still a leader in technical innovation and
economic development. English is used in the United States and in each of these
fields.
English is commonly spoken throughout much of the world due to Great Britains
expansion during the colonial age. People in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and
parts of Africa, India, and many smaller island nations speak English. English is the
commonly adopted second language in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and
the Netherlands. Speaking English opens these countries and cultures up to you.
Another reason why English is so important is that it is the language of science. To
excel in science you need to know English.
English is based on an alphabet and, compared to Chinese, it can be learned fairly
quickly.
English is also the language of the Film Industry and English means you no longer
have to rely on subtitles.
In the United States, speaking English immediately opens up opportunities
regardless of your ethnicity, color, or background.
Learn English and you can then teach your children English -- or if they are already
learning, you can now communicate with them in English.

English speakers in the United States earn more money than non-English speakers.
Learning English will open your job prospects and increase your standard of living.

Language is the only way by which we can express our emotions, thoughts,
desires ideas, feelings etc. English is that language which is spoken by many
people. English is an International language. Whenever we want to know what is
happening on the other side of the world we get the news in English only. The
literature around the world was written in many languages and can be understand
by those people only, but if it is translated in English without disturbing its charm,
many people (90 countries) can enjoy the flavor of literature.
English has changed its forms many times earlier it was old English, then Middle
English then early English and now modern English. Mostly traders use Latin
language then dramas and poems were written then the English was used as an
official language and now English occupied the whole world and became a global
language. So it is very important to know the English language.

English is the most commonly spoken language in the world. One out of five
people can speak or at least understand English!
English is the language of science, of aviation, computers, diplomacy, and
tourism. Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a
multinational company within your home country or of finding work abroad.
English is the official language of 53 countries. That is a lot of people to meet and
speak to.
English is spoken as a first language by around 400 million people around the
world.
English is the language of the media industry. If you speak English, you wont
need to rely on translations and subtitles anymore to enjoy your favorite books,
songs, films and TV shows.
English is also the language of the Internet. Many websites are written in English
you will be able to understand them and to take part in forums and discussions.
English is based on a simple alphabet and it is fairly quick and easy to learn
compared to other languages.
English is not only useful it gives you a lot of satisfaction. Making progress feels
great. You will enjoy learning English, if you remember that every hour you spend
gets you closer to perfection.
Since English is spoken in so many different countries there are thousands of
schools around the world that offer programmes in English. If you speak English,

therere lots of opportunities for you to find an appropriate school and course to suit
your academic needs.
Because its fun! By learning English, you will also learn about other cultures. Few
experiences will make you grow as a person more than learning the values, habits
and way of life in a culture that is different from yours.

1) Spelling:
Many differences between American and British English stem from Latin-derived
spellings and Greek-derived spellings. Those differences are seen in the unstressed
endings to words such as:

Latin-derived spellings:
American English

British English

Color

Colour

Behavior

Behaviour

Honor

Honour

Greek-derived spellings:
American English

British English

Organize

Organise

Dialogue

Dialog

Analyze

Analyse

2) Pronunciation:
There are some words that are spelled the same in both dialects, but that are
pronounced with a distinct stress on difference syllables: controversy and schedule

are just a few. The word aluminium in Britain and the English colonies has a
curious extra letter and syllable added, to make it alumini-EE-um. Then there are
words that have both differing spelling and pronunciation: defense (British version:
Defence) and axe (British version: ax).

3) Vocabulary:

Some words in one dialect may have a completely different meaning in the other, or
vice versa. A boot to an American would be a pair of shoes, but to a Brit, the boot
would refer to the trunk of a car, as in: just getting my tire out of the boot. So to
keep your miscommunications to a minimum, here are some helpful translations:

American English > British English

Cookie > Biscuit

Pharmacy > Chemists

French Fries > Chips

Highway > Carriageway

Trash > Dustbin