Date: Saturday, May 23th 2015
Participants (from 8 countries):
USA: Rick | Algeria : Bilel | Colombia: Sandra | Bangladesh: Himalay | China: Brady | Tunisia: Amine | Vietnam: Kelly | Argentina: Johny
Team A: (Yes) Rick, Bilel.
Team B: (No) Sandra, Himalay, Brady, Amine
Team C: (On the fence) Kelly.
Team A summary:
- Different pronunciations makes it harder to read in a proper way and to have a successful delivering of the message.
- Reading requires discipline.
- Reading becomes interesting only after the person's interest is caught by the reading material.
- Reading is a passive task which makes it harder to hold someone's interest.
- For non English speakers, reading is harder then just writing because they have to focus not only on the correct pronunciations, but also on delivering the message in an way that could be interesting in order to try to capture the listener's attention.
Team B summary:
- Writing often requires more concentration and previous knowledge of vocabulary.
- When you write, you have to think in how the reader would understand your thoughts
- Writing requires a certain level of knowledge of grammar to make our writing be understood.
- Reading is easier because it doesn't require any rules.
- Lack of knowledge of vocabulary makes it difficult to deliver our message in the way we would like it to be understood.
Team C Summary:
- Kelly: Team B.
- When it comes to deliver a message to a third party, either method; reading or writing takes as much efforts, concentration and passion as the other. With the addition to the undisputable fact that writing requires a minimum level of grammar to succeed in delivering such messages.
Below are the links to listen to our chat:
- Reading English is more difficult than writing English-2-Voicechat Recording File 1
- Reading English is more difficult than writing English-2-Voicechat Recording File 2
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