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What % of the world's population speak English as a native language?
a) 6%
b) 10%
c) 25%
d) 50%

What % speak English as a foreign language?
a) 100%
b) 75%
c) 50%
d) 25%

What % of the UK's exports go to non English-speaking countries?
a) Approximately 20%
b) Approx 40%
c) Approx 70%
d) Approx 50%

What % of the UK's exporters are unable to conduct business in a foreign language?
a) 50%
b) 80%
c) 35%
d) 15%

How much is the UK estimated to lose out on due to poor language skills?
a) £ Tens of thousands
b) £ Hundredss of thousands
c) £ Millions
d) £ Billions

Which European country has the poorest language skills?
a) France
b) Germany
c) Spain
d) UK

Which European country is the UK's biggest export partner?
a) France
b) Italy
c) Germany
d) Poland

70% of UK businesses value language skills, but how many of their employees have the right skills?
a) 26%
b) 36%
c) 46%
d) 56%

How many GCSE students are studying a foreign language?
a) Nearly all
b) Three quarters
c) More than half
d) Less than half

How much more are people with language skills estimated to earn?
a) Approx 2%
b) Approx 12%
c) Approx 20%
d) Approx 50%

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