Assalamualaikum Wr Wb.
With all due respect to the honorable judges, to the teacher from all Elementary School in Trowulan, and all the audience here, ladies and gentlemen… Good Morning!!First of all, let us thank Allah SWT because of his blessings, we all can gather here on this sunny morning. Shalawat and prayer, we will say to our greatest prophet Muhammad SAW, his family, his friends and his followers. Amen.
In this chance, I would like to deliver my speech entitled “The Importance of English”
English is, in fact, the most widely used language in the world. It is the mother tongue for more than 400 million people. It is the main commercial language for no fewer than 1.300 million people, with further 100 million or so coming into regular contact with it. Every day of the week millions and millions of people, right around the world are using English, at work and their social lives.
The importance of English is not just in how many people speak it but what it is used for. English is the major language of news and information in the world. The data show that 75% of all fax messages are in English, 80% of computer data is in English, satellite communication is carried in English and most newspapers and television in the world are delivered in English. Now, how do we learn to operate computer? How do we open our mind by information from the world? Yes, we must believe that the answer is of course with English.
Moreover, English is the language of business and government, When Head of Government meet, English is the language most often used. Important commodities, such as gold, silver and currency, are also traded in English. As well as the international language of maritime communication and air traffic control, since English are also used in the international airport and harbor.
So, according to the importance of English, we as elementary students should be start to learn it seriously. Since earlier start learning English, is the better. The last, let me say to all of young generations “Let’s reign the world with English” I believe we are going to make it. Well, I guess that’s all I can tell. Thank you.
Wassalamualaikum Wr. Wb.