Essay on English

Topics: English language, United Kingdom, Lingua franca Pages: 2 (790 words) Published: October 23, 2011
Wherever I turn, wherever I see, English is in front of me

English has become the most important language all over the world. It is everywhere and you can’t avoid it, even if you try to. It is everywhere you turn, everywhere you look and everywhere you listen. To understand and be understood in this world, you have to know English, and you will not come far if you don’t. In this essay I am going to write about how International English affects our daily lives and why it will play an important role in our future. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I hear is music on my radio. This music has English language, even though it often is Norwegian singers. Then I go to the bathroom and use different product with English names and instruction. When I go down to make myself breakfast I see several English words on the wrapping of the Norwegian spread. During this little hour my head has already been filled with English language. At school I have 5 hours of English every week, and when I am doing research in other subjects as well I often come across English websites and read them instead. These pages contain a lot more data and also more reliable information about a theme. They are also easier to come across, because there are more people who write English, than Norwegian on the Internet. I believe that most of the English I come across is the one I find on the Internet and the one I watch on television. On the Internet I visit websites like facebook, hotmail, youtube ect., who all have English language, in addition to the English pages I visit while studying. The programs and movies I watch on television are rare Norwegian. They have Norwegian subtitles but English as the speaking language. Also many of the books I read are written in English. Many of them have been translated into Norwegian, but I choose to read them on English because there are so many translations in several books that I dislike. In short, I see and hear a lot of English every single...
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