LEARNING FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
The great German poet Goethe once said: «He who know no foreign
language does not know his own one. Learning foreign languages is
specially important nowadays. Some people learn foreign languages
because they need them in their work, others travel abroad, for the
third studying languages is a hobby.
Every year thousands of people from Russia go to different
countries as tourists or to work. They can not go without knowing the
language of the country they are going to. A modern engineer or even a
worker can not work with an imported instrument or a machine if he is
not able to read the instruction how to do it. Ordinary people need
language to translation the instruction or the manual to the
washing-machine or a vacuum-cleaner, medicine or even food-products.
Some people are as a rule polyglots. Historians diplomats need some
languages for their work. If you want to be a classified specialist
you must learn English, the language of international communication.
English is one of the world languages. It is the language of
progressive science and technology, trade and cultural relations,
commerce and business. It is the universal language of international
aviation, shipping and sports. It is also the major language of
diplomacy. Hundreds and hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers are
printed in English, most of the world’s mail and telephone calls are in
English. Half of the world’s scientific literature is written in
English. English is spoken by more than 350 million people.
Geographically, it is the most widespread language on earth, second
after Chinese. It is the official language of the UK, the USA , of
Australia and New Zealand, it is used as one of the official languages
in Canada, the South Africa. Millions of people study and use English as
a foreign language. In our country English is very popular. It is
studied at schools, colleges and universities.
Learning English is not an easy thing. It is a long process and
takes a lot of time and patience. But to know English today is
absolutely necessary for every educated person. I want to know English
because it’s interesting for me to know foreign countries, their
cultures and tradition. English will be of great use in my future
profession connected with computers.