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English as an International Language
Nowadays it’s especially important to know foreign languages. Some people learn languages because they need them for their work, others travel abroad, for the third studying foreign languages is a hobby.
English is the official language of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the United States of America, of Australia and New Zealand.
English belongs to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of the languages.
Nowadays it is the language of literature, education, modem music, and international tourism.
English is the language of the great literature. It’s the language of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and others.
Many English words are derived from other languages, such as Latin, French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian and several others.
For example, the words “family, number, school” come from Latin,
the words “royal, menu, hotel” come from French,
the word “siesta” is of Spanish origin,
the word “judo” is Japanese,
the words “tsar, borscht” are Russian.