Why do we need English when we travel? English is an international language, and almost everywhere you go people speak English. English is the language that helps people to deal with the situation. When traveling around the world, there are several ways to make your trip easier and funnier. For these reasons traveling is easier when you know English as a second tongue.
When you travel, obviously you need services since you arrive to the airport until you return home. For example: if you are in the line waiting for your luggage and you want to do something else, like going to the restroom, to make a call or buying something, you can tell to the person who is before or next to you to keep an eye on your things in order to do what you need. Furthermore, when you go out from the airport sometimes you have to take a taxi. So you have to tell the direction you are going to the taxi driver and if you know English he is going to understand you.
To the other hand, when you are at the hotel you have to make the reservation and in all the hotels there has to be at least one person that speaks English, and in that way, you can easily get your reservation. Another situation is when you are in your room and you want something. You just have to make a telephone call to the reception to ask for service room and the person that works there is going to give you all you need. Another needing is when you are in a store and you want to buy something. You just have to tell to the salesperson what you need and he or she can give you what you asked for.
If you want to work abroad it is better if you speak English as a second tongue, because you have the opportunity to get a good job in which you can develop your skills. For example, you can apply for a job as a tourist guide. And the tourists will be grateful if you speak Spanish and English.
English is the international language per excellence. If you speak this language you can open many doors in you life due to the fact that is the most important language in the world.
By: Karla Huereca Díaz