WHY DO WE LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE?
There are many reasons, why we begin to study foreign languages. It is necessary to learn foreign languages. That’s why pupils have got such a subject as a foreign language at school. Everybody knows his own languages but it is useful to know foreign languages too. People learn English because they understand that they can use it. For example, if we go to England we will be able to speak English there. If people go to the USA, they will speak English too. English is used not only in England but also in order parts of the world. I learn English because I want to read foreign literature in the original. I know and like such English and American writers as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll and others. I understand that I must learn English. If I know English well, I will be able to go to the library and take books by English and American writers in the original.
I like to travel but it is difficult to visit countries when you do not know the language spoken there. If I know the language of the country I am going to, it will be easy to travel there. If I want to ask something, I can do it in English. Also you can see a lot of advertisement, signboards and names in the street. They are in foreign languages. Very often they are in English. If you know English well, you can read and understand them. The ability of speaking one or two or even more foreign languages helps people from 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 will greatly help us to reach mutual understanding which will tremendously improve the people's life on our planet.
In conclusion I want to say that English is becoming a universal language on our planet. One person out of six in the world knows English nowadays. It makes the people’s life more interesting and enjoyable. There is a saying: the more languages you speak, the more times you are a human being.
Атаханова Динара Уалихановна
Atakhanova Dinara Ualikhanovna