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Learning languages.

Learning languages.

Learning languages.

The problem of learning languages is very important today. Foreign

languages are socially demanded especially at the present time when the

progress in science and technology has led to an explosion of knowledge

and has contributed to an overflow of information. The total knowledge of

mankind is known to double every seven years. Foreign languages are needed

as the main and most efficient means of information exchange of the people

of our planet.

Today English is the language of the world. Over 350 million people speak

it as a mother tongue. The native speakers of English live in Great

Britain, the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand. English

is one of the official languages in the Irish Republic, Canada, the South

African Republic. As a second language it is used in the former British

and US colonies.

It is the major international language for communication in such areas as

science, technology, business and mass entertainment. English is one of

the official languages of the United Nations Organization and other

political organization. It is the language of the literature, education,

modern music, international tourism.

Russia is integrating into the world community and the problem of learning

English for the purpose of communication is espicially urgent today.

Learning a foreing language is not as easy thing. It is a long and slow

process that takes a lot of time and patience. But to know English is

absolutely necessary for every educated person, for every good specialist.

It is well known that reading books in the original , listening to the BBC

news, communicating with the English speaking people will help a lot. When

learning a foreign language you learn the culture and history of the

native speakers. One must work hard to learn any foreign language.

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