Knowledge of English

English Essay on "Knowledge of English"

The Pakistani students is likely to derive more advantage from the knowledge of English than from the knowledge of any other language. In the first place, be thereby gains access to the varied stores of a noble literature. The advantage of being able to read in the original the poetry of Milton and Shakespeare, the histories of Gibbon and Maculae, the novels of Scott, Thackeray and Dickens, and the philosophy of Mill, Darwin, and Herbert Spencer, is incalculable.

This language also gives the key to the latest scientific discoveries of the modern world. Every newly-found marvel of success, even if originally discovered on the European continent, is sure to be published with little delay in the pages of English and American works.

For the traveler and the man of business, no language is more useful than English, which is the mother-tongue of about a hundred million people, and is acquired for commercial and literary purposes by an immense number of foreigners. Indeed, the English language is known so widely over the surface of the globe, and is spreading so rapidly year by year: that it bids fair to become in the course of time a kind of universal language known and spoken all over the world.

Such are among the general advantages derived from the knowledge of English. But there are of course, special reasons why Pakistanis should master the language. As Pakistan was a part of the British Empire, English is the official language of this country, and only the very lowest posts in the service of government are open to those who are ignorant of it.(9essay.com) English being the language of the law courts. Pakistani barristers and solicitors cannot succeed in the legal profession, unless they are able to speak it fluently, The great bulk of the foreign trade of Pakistan being with England, a knowledge of English is essential for all clerks in commercial offices and for those who engage in trade on their own account.

Finally English is becoming in Pakistan the common language of all educated men, whether their vernaculars be Punjabi or Urdu, so that the business of the national parties, at which representatives from different parts of Pakistan meet in council, has to be conducted in this language. Moreover CNN has made the whole world global village. America, being a super power, also uses English language. It will not be wrong to say that at present English is the language of the whole world.

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