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Reading is not an essential skill any more

Introduction

Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

Overview

As children one of the first skills we learn when going to school is reading, which has long been considered one of the most essential skills anyone would need to lead a normal life. However, with the increase in modern technology the need to be read appears to be less important than in the past. There are also many more jobs nowadays that people can do having a very limited ability to read, which some argue make this skill no longer essential in everyday life.

Let’s Debate

Argue FOR or AGAINST the statement:

Reading is not an essential skill any more.

Tip: Try arguing for and against the statement even if it is not what you really believe.

Key Vocabulary

  • Debate noun/verb
  • Argue verb
  • Essential adjective
  • Skill noun
  • Consider verb
  • Limited adjective
  • Ability noun
  • Appear verb

Reading is not an essential skill any more

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