Communicating Effectively in Spoken English in Selected Social Contexts


In our life today, English have been use widely in all over the world, in various field and situations. It has not just been using as a communication tools, but give an opportunity to peoples those who are involved in professional sectors, education and economics to gain profit from it.  

According to Camp & Satterwhite (2002), there are four main purposes in communication which are to inquire, to inform, to persuade and to develop goodwill.

While Julia T. Wood (2009) says that, communication is a systematic process in which people interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings.

English is now the third most spoken native language worldwide (after Chinese and Hindi), with some 380 million speakers. Through the global influence of native English speakers in cinema, airlines, broadcasting, science, and the Internet in recent decades, English is now the most widely learned second language in the world. Many students worldwide are required to learn some English, and a working knowledge of English is required in many fields and occupations.

As English is so widely spoken, it has been referred to as a "global language." While English is not the official language in many countries, it is the language most often taught as a second language around the world, including Malaysia. It is also, by international treaty, the official language for aircraft/airport communication. Its widespread acceptance as a first or second language is the main indication of its global status.
In Asia, our country Malaysia and our neighboring countries become the target for supplying goods and skills at a cheaper rate than countries in the west. Many countries in the world rely on English to communicate and to sell their products as what I had mentioned above. Former prime minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamed, said that English is important to the capital growth in the country. It is not only the changes of individual cultural and...