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Over the past 600 years, English has grown from a language of few speakers lớn become the dominant language of international communication. English as we know it today emerged around 1350, after having incorporated many elements of French that were introduced following the Norman invasion of 1030. Until the 1600s, English was, for the most part, spoken only in England và had not extended even as far as Wales, Scotland, or Ireland. However, during the course of the next two centuries, English began khổng lồ spread around the globe as a result of exploration, trade (including slave trade), colonization, và missionary work. Thus, small enclaves of English speakers became established & grew in various parts of the world. As these communities proliferated, English gradually became the primary language of international business, banking, & diplomacy.Currently, about 80 percent of the information stored on computer systems worldwide is in English. Two-thirds of the world's science writing is in English, & English is the main language of technology, advertising, media, international airports, & air traffic controllers. Today there are more than 700 million English users in the world, và over half of these are non-native speakers, constituting the largest number of non-native users than any other language in the world.1.What is the main topic of this passage?A. The number of non-native users of EnglishB. The French influence on the English languageC. The expansion of English as an international languageD. The use of English for science and technology2.Approximately when did English begin khổng lồ be used beyond England?A. In 1066B. Around 1350C.

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Before 1600D. After the 1600s3.According lớn the passage, all of the following contributed to the spread of English around the world EXCEPT ________.A. The slave tradeB. The Norman invasionC. MissionariesD. Colonization4.The word "enclaves
" in line 10 could best be replaced by which of the following?A. CommunitiesB. OrganizationsC. RegionsD. Countries5.The word "proliferated" in line 11 is closest in meaning lớn which of the following?A. ProsperedB. OrganizedC. DisbandedD. Expanded