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English is an important language, because it is the most widely used in the world. It is reported that there're more than 20 countries and 550 million people to speak English is their native language. Though Chinese is spoken by the largest number of people in the world, yet it isn't the most widely used. English is a current language in the world. Over two thirds of radio stations are broadcast in English. About 85 percent of international letters and business are written in English. So the English language is even more important and useful than any other languages in the world. We not technology and make out economy develop quickly. This makes it necessary to learn English well. If we learn the current language well, we can get much cultural exchange and advanced science and technology from foreign countries. In order to make our country become strong we must learn English well.
"I speak English, so I don't have to learn a foreign language...."Everyone speaks English, right? Well, certainly not everyone speaks English. According to the CIA World Fact Book, only 5.6 % of the world's total population speaks English as a primary language. That number doubles when people who speak English as a second or third language are counted. By conservative estimates, that means that well over four-fifths of the world's population does not speak English. It's true that English has become a global lingua franca over the past several decades. This fact, however, really should have little effect on your decision to learn a foreign language. The attitude that English alone is enough in fact creates self-imposed limitations. To remain monolingual is to stunt your educational development, to restrict your communication and thinking abilities, and to deny yourself the ability to fully appreciate and understand the world in which you live. Learning another language opens up new opportunities and gives you perspectives that you might never have encountered otherwise. Personal, professional, social, and economic considerations all point to the advantages of learning foreign languages.
Believe in our futureHonourable judges and dear claasmates, good afternoon!Recently,there is a heated discussion in our society. The college students are the beneficiaries of a rare privilege, who receive exceptional education at extraordinary places. But will we be able to face the challenge and support ourselves against all odds? Will we be able to make others' lives better? Will we be able to take the responsibility of building our country?The cynics say that the college students are the pampered lost generation,which would cringe at the slightest discomfort. But the cynics are wrong. The college students I see are eagerly learning about how to live independently. We help each other clean the dormitory,go shopping and bargain together,and take part-time jobs to supplement our pocket money.The cynics say that we care for nothing other than grades,and we neglect the need for character cultivation. But again,they are wrong. We care deeply for each other,we enrich freedom,we treasure justice and we seek truth.Last week,thousands of my fellow students had their blood type tested in order to make a contribution for the children who suffer from blood cancer.As college students,we are adolescents at the critical turning point in our lives.We all face a fundamental choice:cycicism or faith,each will profoundly impact our future,or even the future of our country. I believe in all my fellow classmates.Though we are still inexperienced and even a little bit childish.I believe that we have the courage and faith to meet any challenge and take on our responsibilities.We are preparing to assume new responsibilities and tasks, and to use the education we have received to make our world a better place.We believe in our future!