TOPIC: COMPARE THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH TO THE OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD.DO YOU THINK ENGLISH WILL BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN IT’S SUPERIORITY IN THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS?
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The topic under discussion is that “compare the importance of English to the other major languages of the world and then tell whether it will be able to sustain its superiority in the next hundred years”. I am for the topic. A language is a systematic means of communication by the use of sounds or conventional symbols. It is the code we all use to express ourselves and communicate to others. It is a communication by word of mouth. It is the mental faculty or power of vocal communication. It is a system for communicating ideas and feelings using sounds, gestures, signs or marks. Language therefore remains potentially a communicative medium capable of expressing ideas and concepts as well as moods, feelings and attitudes and thus makes humans different from other living beings. The latest and the most advanced discoveries and inventions in science and technology are being made in the universities located in the United States of America where English language is the means of scientific discourse.
The importance of English as a spoken language began as a result of the colonial era, when European powers took to the seas in order to find new lands and natural resources. The effects of that time can still be felt in the number of English speakers in India, select parts of Asia and Africa, and North America. The influence of English grew stronger in the 20th century, with the increased mobility of populations, the growth of the United States as an economic power, and the presence of international media in everyday life. As of 2010 there are fewer native speakers of English than Chinese, though English is spoken in more places, and more people speak English as a second language.
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