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Today a modern world needs one common international language by which people can communicate more easily and clearly to ensure all parties understand each other. People talk about English as a global language or lingua franca ,there are many countries for whom English is their first language and many other countries use English as their second language. English opens doors to international education, diplomatic relationships, tourism, international travel and international business. In the first paragraph, we will see how English impacts the academic world, while in a second and third paragraph we will focus on the diplomatic use of having a lingua franca and how it can directly impact a country’s economy. In the world of technology and science people of every nation come together to share their innovative ideas and make the world a better place for living, so they may need a single language to facilitate communication. If your ambitions lie in science or medicine, you can’t neglect English either. Much of the technical terminology is based on English words, and if you want to learn about the latest developments and discoveries from around the world, you’ll read about them in journals and research reports published in English. And, of course, with good conversational English, you’ll be able to network and make important contacts at conferences and seminars. Also if a student is from a country that uses English as their second language starts academic studies in one of the best universities in the world in the UK and US she/he needs to have a high degree of proficiency in English proven through language examinations like the IELTS /TOEFL to get scholarship from top ranked universities. English is known as a diplomatic language in every international congress, heads of the governments use English as a global language to solve misunderstandings and for formalities. Most of the congressmen and the representatives of the different countries for whom English is not their native language use English as their common language to solve diplomatic problems all around the world together. It is true that they can use an interpretor but many diplomats prefer to have direct communication with the governors by speaking English without a language mediator. The tourism industry is one of the biggest and most important in the world and English is the main language of international communication. Nowadays many small countries with many attractions and historical places try to attract tourists and expand their tourism industry, therefore they are concentrated on implementing English in a more widespread fashion. It is obvious when travelling to any place whether English is their first language or second language as you can see most of the directions and addresses signs are in English so if you are familiar with the global language you can easily travel abroad and enjoy your time. English is the primary language of business throughout the world and most international business transactions, including emails, reports and contracts, are written in English. Most of the big companies encourage their employees to learn English and attend business English classes. In addition, the ability to speak English can be beneficial for people around world seeking job opportunities in international companies. Job interviews for international business positions are often conducted in English. To conclude, English has indeed become the lingua franca of this generation which impacts all industries and aspects of modern life as we know it in the twenty-first century. Whether in academics, science, diplomatic relationships, the growth of tourism from an economic standpoint, in all cases English can be found as a common denominator. Even an emerging superpower like China has adapted to the trend and encouraged English language school so that they may remain dominant on the international scene. If Chinese were a language more easily accessed from a structural standpoint, would it have a chance at becoming the next lingua franca?