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English at Work

In our modern world, English (becomes / is becoming / are becoming)  more and more important. Researchers (belive / belief / believe)  that in a few years’ time, two billion people will be able to use it. That’s a third of the (world’s / worlds’ / worlds)  population. (It is / There is / There are)  no signs that the spread of English will slow down.

English (is / it’s / are)  not only the language of entertainment, travel and trade; it’s making its way into everyday work life as well. Manuals and instructions are (on / at / in)  English. Workers may have to attend to customers (who / which / witch)  only speak English. Some Norwegian companies are even beginning to use English as their daily working language, (although / before / because)  it makes them more competitive.

In Norwegian schools, English is (teached / teaching / taught)  as a foreign language. But some researchers (think / mean / says)  that English will move from being a foreign language to becoming a second language. In other words, an official language that everyone (has / have / must)  to be able to use in order to manage various tasks in life, such as their job.