English in the 21 century

English is very important language because it helps to understand each other people all over the world. Nowadays English continues to be the world standard language, and there is no major threat to the language or to its global popularity. It’s necessary to remark that English is one of the most widespread languages in the world.
Worldwide over 1.4 billion people live in countries where English has official status. Over 70% of the world’s scientists read English. And 90% of all information in the world’s electronic retrieval systems is stored in English. By 2010, the number of people who speak English as a second or foreign language will exceed the number of native speakers.
Now I d like to prove you that English is very important for people all over the world.
When Mexican pilots land their airplanes in France, they and the ground controllers use English. When German physicists want to alert the international scientific community to new discoveries, they first publish their findings in English. When Japanese executives conduct business with Scandinavian entrepreneurs, they negotiate in English. When pop singers write their songs, they often use lyrics or phrases in English.-When demonstrators want to alert the world to their problems, they display signs in English.



English in the 21 century