are absolutely necessary for us nowadays because of our growing international
contacts with all the countries of the world.
There are many reasons why we begin to study foreign
language. One of them is to be able to communicate with other people who use
this language. We may be planning to travel in one or two countries where the
language is spoken. If we know the language of a foreign country, we can talk
to its people and understand what they are saying to us. If we are working in
any branch of science, we naturally wish to read scientific books and magazines
in other languages. Making business nowadays also means knowing foreign
languages because of the growing international business contacts. Knowing
foreign languages helps people of different countries to develop mutual
friendship and understanding. We can also make our intellectual and cultural
horizons wider through contacts with people of another culture. It is also very
interesting to read foreign literature in the original. We can also read
foreign newspapers and magazines and to understand films in foreign languages
without any help.
Learning foreign languages is compulsory in all the
secondary and higher schools in our country. English is a very popular
language. People use it in many parts of the world and there is a lot of
business correspondence and literature in English.
I think, it is very important to know at least one
foreign language — English, German, French, Spanish or any other one.
The problem of
learning languages is very important today. Foreign languages are socially
demanded especially at the present time when the progress in science and
technology has led to an explosion of knowledge and has contributed to an
overflow of information. The total knowledge of mankind is known to double
every seven years. Foreign languages are needed as the main and most efficient
means of information exchange of the people of our planet.
Today English is
the language of the world. Over 350 million people speak it 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 in
the Irish Republic, Canada, the South African Republic. As a second language it
is used in the former British and US colonies.
It is the major
international language for communication in such areas as science, technology,
business and mass entertainment. English is one of the official languages of
the United Nations Organization and other political organization. It is the
language of the literature, education, modern music, international tourism.
integrating into the world community and the problem of learning English for
the purpose of communication is espicially urgent today. Learning a foreing
language is not as easy thing. It is a long and slow process that takes a lot
of time and patience. But to know English is absolutely necessary for every
educated person, for every good specialist.
It is well known
that reading books in the original , listening to the BBC news, communicating
with the English speaking people will help a lot. When learning a foreign
language you learn the culture and history of the native speakers. One must
work hard to learn any foreign language.
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