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T: And now I want you to express your opinions why it is useful to learn foreign languages.

P1: Nowadays it’s very necessary to know a foreign language. Knowledge of foreign language helps us to develop friendship and understanding among people. The total number of languages in the world is from 2500 to 5000. English is spoken all over the world and very popular. There is a proverb: “Knowledge is Power”. I agree with it.

P2: I study English, because I want to read English books of great writers in the original. I want to communicate with people from different countries. I want to understand their culture and traditions. I like to travel. Speaking English I can travel anywhere, because more than 1 billion people speak English. I have a pen-friend abroad. She lives in London. I have much fun writing letters to my English friend.

P3: How do I learn English? First of all I read a lot. There is always an English book on my desk. I’m trying to learn few new words every day. To remember words better I put them into groups. For example: believe – believer – belief – disbelieve. I listen to songs in English and try to recognize the words. I have some tapes and video-tapes in English. I like to watch different satellite TV programmes in English. I like studying English.

P4: English is very popular now. It’s the language of computers, science, business, sport and politics. It’s spoken all over the world. It is the official language of the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States of America, Canada and Australia. There are more than 750 million speakers of English in the world.

P5: Speaking a foreign language you can read papers, magazines and original books by great writers, watch satellite TV programmes. If you like travelling you can go anywhere without being afraid that other people will not understand you. English is very important to find a good job.

P6: Learning a foreign language isn’t an easy thing. Nowadays it’s especially important to know foreign languages. Some people learn language because they need them for their work, others travel abroad, for third studying foreign languages is a hobby. Everyone, who knows foreign languages can speak to people from other countries, read foreign authors in the original, which makes your outlook wider. I study English.