Emma: Hey Em! How was your trip to Dubai? I want to know everything about it.
Em: It was so much fun. I did not want to come back.
Emma: So did you learn some Arabic words?
Em: Not really! Everyone seemed to understand and speak English. We heard some Arabic during the flight but it was soon spoken in English as well.
Emma: Well, English does seem to be the official language all over the world. Plus, English is the official language of the sky! It doesn’t matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.
Em: Yeah? So even if I go to… say… Africa?
Emma: Of course silly! English is the language that is understood and learnt by almost everyone, all over the world.
Why English is considered the language of the skies?
Reason: That’s true. These days the skies are so busy that accurate communication is most important. Communication lapses and errors can occur if different languages are used for different zones. So, English is officially used in the aviation industry worldwide to avoid any miscommunication.
Em: That makes so much sense. Imagine if I pilot a plane to Africa from India and I communicate with them in Hindi, they wouldn’t understand a thing and may not let me land!
Emma: You got that! Now tell me about your trip and show me all your fun pictures.
Reason: Me too!