English is spoken more or less everywhere, whether it is at work to interact with businesses abroad, in entertainment, such as in, films and online media, or on holiday in the tourism industry.
Throughout this article, we hope to convince you that perfecting your level of English should become a priority in your everyday lives.
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In order to better understand why English is the most spoken language worldwide, here some key figures which will send chills up your spine.
After taking into consideration these facts, we’re sure you will appreciate your English lessons more.
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Shakespeare’s language is the first taught language worldwide.
As mentioned in one of our previous articles, learning English allows you to communicate with everyone, you could watch films in English without feeling stupid and, finally, you will be able to understand the lyrics of your favourite songs.
Office language has adapted to include many of the following English terms, such as “marketing, reporting, uploading and business plan, etc”.
Worldwide musicians have also understood that in order to have a larger impact on the wider public, they must (at times) sacrifice their own language and sing in English. Take the French group Yodelice for example, they chose to sing in English to reach the wider public on an international scale.
The only thing that we cannot begrudge the English for is their gastronomy.
The British Empire brought their language to different countries across the globe, such as Nigeria and India. This is why we find English in the Anglo-Saxon world, (the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and ex British colonies.
After the Second World War, the development of international trade was in line with that of the United States of America, which led to English being the formal language used in business.
This English trade network that grew up, centered on the US, spread more than goods. It also spread “culture” and “brands”, such as Coca-Cola, and the Rolling Stones. Insidiously, the United State’s economic and social power also sits across entertainment, such as cinema and TV and of course online.
English is also the most spoken language for the broadcasting of information in the computing and telecommunication fields. In Switzerland, English is also the language used in certain scientific and technical subjects.
Someone who can master the English language can easily communicate with business teams abroad, thus saving money and time.
Also from a personal perspective speaking English can increase your earning potential by as much as 25%.
So, try and add “bilingual” onto your CV. We bet that your phone won’t stop ringing!
Take note that it is a deliberate choice to not include “f*** off!” for sensitive readers who read this article, but because the number of films who use it is huge.
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English is the most spoken language worldwide, and if you don’t speak it, you are missing out on many great opportunities.
Master the English language and you’ll be able to master the world!
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