Communicating in English
- First language speakers of English: 350 million
- 250 to 350 million people use English in some way as a second language.
- About a quarter of the world’s population knows some English.
- Two-thirds of all scientific papers are published in English.
- Three-quarters of the world’s mail is in English.
- At least 85 per cent of texts on the Internet are in English.
- All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English.
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