The Reach of English The Reach of English
ReadOasis Step 2 English is a global language. It is the main language in science, business, entertainment, and foreign affairs. There are about 400... The Reach of English

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English is a global language. It is the main language in science, business, entertainment, and foreign affairs. There are about 400 million native speakers of English. And maybe one billion people speak it as a second language. English became international mainly through the economic and cultural influence of the UK and the US in the past 200 years.

For learning English, it helps to know a European language. Twenty-nine percent of English words come from old French, as the Fr...

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