Why is English important? ( for an essay )?

Why is English important? ( for an essay )?
In my English class I have been assigned an essay, but we have to pick the topic. Im picking why English is important, does anybody have any good examples that can be explained well? Thanks.

Hello Brandon,
why is English important?

After Mandarin, English is spoken by more people than any other language, and is the native language of more than 350 million people. More people speak English than those who speak the Arabic and French languages combined.

Moreover, English is the international language of diplomacy, business, science, technology, banking, computing, medicine, aviation, UN & NATO armed forces, engineering, tourism, Hollywood films and arguably the best pop and rock music in the world. Read more about this topic here: