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alexis.kavallieros
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Should we learn English as a second language?

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Started: 12/3/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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razabaghdad

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As you people know ENGLISH is the most successful language in the history of the world. It is spoken on every continent that reason we should learn English and we should speak English too And In every country books are in English language.


alexis.kavallieros

Con

Believing that English is not a good idea to be as a second language because some people may not like it and it would be better if you had a bigger variety of languages to chose as you're secondary language. Some people may think that English is a really good language to learn because you can communicate with other people more easily because more people speak English. I don't think that children have to be learnt such a difficult language when they are small because of the pressure they have tests or something like that. You may think that to learn a second language is good it is actually not because some children may tease the other child for not knowing the language as well as they do. I will continue our case in a minute,but before that there are some things about the speech razabaghdad has said that need to be mentioned he has said that English is the most successful language in the history of the world,well it is not because there are other languages that have been spoken through out the world. Ladies and gentlemen I have told you today that English is not a good idea to be a secondary language.
Debate Round No. 1
razabaghdad

Pro

Language Native speakers
(in millions) % of world population Mainly spoken in
English 365 (359) 5.52% Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Pakistan, India

Countries in order of total speakers
Country Total % of population First language As an additional Language Population
Australia
18,172,989 92% 15,581,329 2,591,660 19,855,288
India
125,344,736 12% 226,449 86,125,221
second language speakers.
38,993,066 third language speakers 1,028,737,436
Pakistan
88,690,000 49% 88,690,000 180,440,005
And etc. I can’t show more because if I’ll so this list will be long and you might be bored.
• So how can you say English isn’t most successfully language in the history of the world?
• Isn’t English your second language?
alexis.kavallieros

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
razabaghdad

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Debate Round No. 3
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Debate Round No. 4
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