- SPM Directed Writing –
It is the English Language Week. As the president of the English Society in your school, you have been asked to give a speech on ‘The Importance of English’.
Good morning to our Principal, teachers and friends. I am Tania Chua, the president of the English Society. Today, I am very honoured to be given this opportunity to share with you ‘The Importance of English’.
From time immemorial, English is beyond doubt, the most significant language in the world. English is, unquestionably used as the one and only tool to break down existing language barriers among people of different races, cultures and nationality. As an international language, English is spoken, read and written in many countries. Examinations in international universities are furthermore, tested in English.
The use of English can be seen on the Internet and in the business world. Business transactions are done in English. Banks have appointed the English language to be abided to should there be any discrepancies in other languages. Needless to say, corporations like ‘Google’ and ‘Wikipedia’ have the highest rate of streaming in its English version. This alone is valid enough to prove the importance of English.
Reasonable though it may seem, a sad phenomenon has rises. This language can merely be spoken, read and written fluently by few in our land.. English should be studied not just for the SPM alone, but also for use in the realistic society.
Can anything be done about this growing and serious problem? The solution seems to be staring at us in the face. We should stand hand in hand to weather out our problem in English. It should not be left hanging in the air anymore. So, everyone here should start burning the candle to improve yourselves. Precious time should be wasted no more. Thank you.