Reading and Writing Tie-up: Strategy for Effective Integration

The four basic language skills can be divided broadly into two compartments known as ORACY and LITERACY (Wilkinson, 1970, pp.70-77). Oracy is made up of Listening and Speaking while Literacy consists of Reading and Writing. Available studies in language and skills acquisition seem to agree that listening precedes speaking just as
reading precedes writing. It seems, therefore, that the so-called passive skills – listening and reading – play major roles in shaping the amount of proficiency an individual may acquire in the active skills of speaking and writing.

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