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 language, but it is useful to know foreign languages too. I learn English, because I understand that I can use it. For example, if I go to England I ll be able to speak English there. If I go to the USA I ll speak English too. English is used not only in England, but also in other 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 Caroll and others. I understand that I must learn English. If I know English well, I ll be able to go to the library and take books by English and American writers in the original. I d like to travel. But it is difficult to visit countries, when you don t know the language of these countries. If I know the language of the country, where I am going to, it will be easy to travel there. If I want to ask something, I can do it in English. I like to read books. And I like to read newspapers, too.
If I know, for example, English I ll be able to read English newspapers and magazines. Knowledge of foreign languages helps young people of different countries to understand each other, to develop friendship among them. For example, we have a foreign exhibition in Moscow and I know a foreign language, it is easy for me to visit this exhibition. You can see a lot of advertisements, signboards, names in the street. They are in foreign languages. Very often they are in English. If you know English, you can read and understand them. Now we buy many clothes from other countries. If you know English well, you can read something about the size of this or that thing. It is clear for you what it is made of. There are a lot of films in foreign languages. If you know them, you can understand films without any help. There are international friendship camps in the world. If you can speak foreign languages, it will be easy for you to visit such camps and speak with boys, girls, men, women who do not know Russian. In short, I understand that I have to learn English in a proper way and I try to do so.
I am sure, in order to have a good job one should know foreign languages.
The most widespread languages in the world are Chinese, Spanish, English and some others. But every well-educated person in the world speaks English, because it is the language of communication, business, science and culture. English is now the most important and widespread language in the world. It is the state language in five countries: Great Britain, Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. English is one of the six official and working languages of the United Nations. It is the second working language in the European Community. In many Asian and African countries, such as India or Egypt, in former British colonies people speak English besides their native one. People also speak English in Europe. English is spoken practically all over the world. Russia has relations with many countries. More and more direct contacts are established with the countries of Europe, with the United States, Great Britain, Canada and other English-speaking countries. Taking into account the economic development in our country, hundreds of joint ventures have appeared in every city and town of Russia recently.
Besides, a lot of foreign delegations come to our country. Our businessmen, tourists, experts often go abroad. As I have already mentioned just English is the language of the international communication. That is why it is very important to learn English. Nowadays, a lot of people study foreign languages in every possible way. Foreign-language study groups are organized at industrial enterprises, at the offices of big firms, at the educational establishments, at research institutes. I think English is worth studying. There is a proverb A new language a new world. There are some schools specialized in studying foreign languages in Russia. Their pupils have lessons in foreign language every day. But their number is rather small. Most schools have Foreign Language only once or twice a week. It s impossible to master any foreign language under such conditions. That s why those who want to improve their knowledge have to take private lessons.