Today, it seems that everyone is studing English,especially students. But what do students study English for? A survey made by a teacher at a university gives us some hints.
The results of the survey suggest that students need English for diffrent purposes.Most students learn English because they need to read English textbooks or journals or attend English lectures, while only a few students use it to talk to English-speaking visitors, attend seminars, and write letters, etc. There are a1so some differences between economics students and engineering students. Compared with engineering students economics students need to read English business textbooks and write reports in English.
From tbe results of the survey, we can see that the purposes students learn English for vary with the academic field students study in. Whatever the purposes are，one thing is certain:Students need English, and English teaching should be strengthened in universities.
The results of the survey suggest that students need English for different purposes.
hint [hint] n.暗示，提示，线索
seminar ['semɪnɑː] n.研究会，专门讨论会
vary with 随……而变化
academic field 学术领域
one thing is certain 有一点是肯定的
strengthen ['streŋθ(ə)n] v加强，增强