Englsih as the world's language

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Let’s imagine a table where Gregory from Russia, Marisol from Spain, Fuyumi from Japan and Charles from England are all talking together without any difficulties. How can thishappen if they do not have the same mother language? It is possible because they are communicating in English, the ‘world’s language’.
The reason behind the power of English is thespread of the British Empire between the 16th and 20th century and the increasing dominance of the United States of America nowadays.
There are 71 countries that have English astheir official language. That is about 400 million native speakers from for example Canada, the U. S. A., South Africa and India to name a few.
Known as the most widely spoken languageby non-natives in the world, there are around 600 million persons who speak it. They learn it at school, pick it up from movies or simply know a few words.
English is not onlyone of the simplest languages to learn but also it is the most important language for business. The people have seen themselves in the obligation of learning it to maintain a goodposition and all the opportunities they might have open. If a company wants to make business with one of the mayor potencies of the world (a.k.a. England, the U.S.A. and China) it hasto be on English.
English is one of the official languages of the United Nations and the predominant tongue for science, entertainment and diplomacy. That is why there is muchvaluable information in books and on the Internet that is only available in English.
The English language is the most spoken around the world. It has obtained its power throughoutseveral years, since the British Empire which spread it to its colonies all around the world to the U.S.A. which is actually the second biggest world potency, economically speaking.
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