Ap Human Question about spreading of English?

How has the large number of american tourist traveling all over the globe help spread English as a Lingua-Franca?

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    Hmmmm, I didn't get a question like this in class or on the test when I took the exam and I'm a bit rusty but I'll try answering it with the best of my ability:

    In many countries, notably countries like Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Hong Kong and Macau(not countries, but you catch my drift), they rely on tourism. Since there are large numbers of Americans who have money to spend to travel, and since most Americans are monolingual due to America's dominance as a world power, countries need to be able to interact with their American tourists and, therefore, speak English. Speaking English also offers more job opportunities for locals.

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