Modern English is often called "lingua franca" is a global language, being an internationally dominant language in communications, science, business, aviation, entertainment, radio and diplomacy. The Influence of the British Empire is the main reason for the initial spread of the language far beyond the British Archipelago. As a result of the Second World War, the growing economic and cultural influence of the United States has deeply accelerated the spread of this language. In a typical school day, about one billion people learn, in one form or another, English. Test you English knowledge and solve this test!