Communicating in English

  • First language speakers of English: 350 million
  • 250 to 350 million people use English in some way as a second language.
  • About a quarter of the world’s population knows some English.
  • Two-thirds of all scientific papers are published in English.
  • Three-quarters of the world’s mail is in English.
  • At least 85 per cent of texts on the Internet are in English.
  • All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English.

Where Do I Come from?

 

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Web resource

Where do they come from?

http://www.dammskolen.no/progs/vgs/engelsk/language/oppg01/language_oppg01.html

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English around the World

http://eleaston.com/world-eng.html