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The 4 Language Skills

The 4 Language Skills

Date: Sep 10 2007

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Author: xoxoxo

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When we learn a language, there are four skills that we need for complete communication. When we learn our native language, we usually learn to listen first, then to speak, then to read, and finally to write. These are called the four "language skills":

  • Skill #1: Listening
  • Skill #2: Speaking
  • Skill #3: Reading
  • Skill #4: Writing

The 4 language skills

The four language skills are related to each other in two ways:

  • the direction of communication (in or out)
  • the method of communication (spoken or written)

Input is sometimes called "reception" and output is sometimes called "production". Spoken is also known as "oral".

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moonlight123456

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

How can I improve my listening? 

08:16 AM Dec 15 2014 |

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zobeidi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i am zahra zobeidi i am 45 years old i work the international studen office addmition in unvrcity of tehran i am speaking arabic and persion and alittle english but i need english 

03:42 AM Dec 10 2014 |

adelabbasi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi  i am adel this is my email:


please send your photo and letter to me we can be good friend togrther i can learn to you .persian . english . turkey . france or you can be my girl friend i wait for youe e mail


05:11 AM Oct 06 2014 |

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Anh Van Nguyen

Germany

Correction: ... I do the same when I take my relatives and friends to English and THEY share the same experience AS I have had.


03:10 PM May 07 2014 |

Anh Van Nguyen

Germany

Correction: ... I do the same when I take my relatives and friends to English and THEY share the same experience AS I have had.


03:09 PM May 07 2014 |

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Anh Van Nguyen

Germany

Out of the four skills when you learn a language, the speaking and writing ones are the most important of all, I think.


For instance, when you can speak English comprehensibly and fluently, you can write it as smoothly as possible since writing takes much more time than speaking.


The more reading practice you do, the better your spoken English would be, In the long run, you would speak English as fluently as a native speaker of English.


I would practice reading English as If I´m talking to either Mr Barack Obama or The Queen of Britain. And when I actually talk to a native speaker of English, a Briton or American, for instance, I do feel as if I´m talking to my fellow countryman in my mother tongue.  I do the same when I take my relatives and friends to English and the share the same experience I have had.


Remember that constant practice makes perfect!

03:07 PM May 07 2014 |

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afsaneh ali

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think learning a language is not limited to mentioned 4 skills we need some other competences too including, social or cultural knowledge and some other strategies to compensate the lack of language knowledge and off course self confidence.


to improve listening skill you should listen as much as you can, but make sure before listening set a goul for yourself at first steps dont expect to understand word by word. keep in your mind that when you learn a language academically or consciously ,listening is very defficult skill , so keep your motivation up.

03:11 AM Dec 31 2013 |

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phn_uk

phn_uk

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Ok you mentioned 4 language skills and as you siad first we listen. Do you have any suggestion for the listening part? How can we impove that skill and what are your experiences?

02:12 AM Dec 31 2013 |

FAROOQ1

FAROOQ1

Iraq

great

10:30 PM Dec 27 2013 |

boss-8

boss-8

Tajikistan

VERY GOOOOOOOOOOOOD

10:15 PM Dec 27 2013 |

khoji

India

yes ofcourse

 

04:51 AM Dec 16 2009 |

golzaman

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

 

thx for this info.

what is the most difficult skill as u see ?

 regards , gol

12:06 AM Sep 11 2007 |

xoxoxo

xoxoxo

Saudi Arabia

you are welcome any time and I appreciate your replay

09:57 PM Sep 10 2007 |

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shehan shamilka

Sweden

WOW ITS TRUE! IAM SHAMILKA FROM SRILANKA!I LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU!

09:14 PM Sep 10 2007 |

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