English is one the most spoken languages in the world. It has become a world language during last few centuries and now over 300 million people speak it.
It is the official language of the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It is also one of the official languages in Canada, Irish Republic and the Republic of South Africa.
Hundreds and hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers are printed in English and read all over the world.
It is the language of modern music, cinema and theatre, as well as of the international tourism.
Though there are almost three thousand languages in the world, English is the most universal. It is the official language in over forty countries.
It is the most used language in international business, science and medicine. Approximately 400 million people speak English
Some people believe that English should be international language. They believe that business would run more smoothly if everyone spoke the same language
Some language experts think that many languages are disappearing.
In some parts of the world, only a few people are left who can speak their native language.
In Ireland, for example, there are only a few areas where people speak Gaelic, the native Irish language.