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
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