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    extensive reading...to lesser extent

    Dear all,

    In the passage below, is the author saying that extensive reading is more effective to develop speaking skills than listening skills? Or the other way around?

    "...Surprisingly, extensive reading can also help speaking skills, as well as listening skills to a lesser extent.
    One study on learning strategies found reading outside of the classroom to be the most significant predictor of oral communicative ability.
    Students who read a lot are more likely to speak well."

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    Re: extensive reading...to lesser extent

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Deal all,

    In the passage below, is the author saying that extensive reading is more effective to develop speaking skills than listening skills? Or the other way around?

    "...Surprisingly,
    extensivereading can also help speaking skills, as well as listening skills to a lesser extent.One study on learning strategiesfound reading outside of the classroom to be the most significant predictor oforal communicative ability.
    Students whoread a lot are more likely to speak well."

    Thank you!

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    There are some problems with missing spaces between words. See above where I have marked them in red and underlined them. Please edit your post to fix these errors. Also, you spelt the first word of your post wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: extensive reading...to lesser extent

    I feel really embarrassed...

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    Re: extensive reading...to lesser extent

    Don't be embarrassed. It might have been an issue with the Copy and Paste facility on this forum but it does just show that you need to read your own posts carefully before you submit them.

    In answer to your question, as far as I'm concerned the writer is saying that reading extensively can help a student's speaking skills as well as improving their listening skills, but the improvement to their speaking skills is greater. It helps both skills but it helps the speaking skills more than it helps the listening.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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