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cant read , cant write
« on: July 30, 2008, 19:22:57 PM »
how do people get away with their everydy lives without being able to read or write?
 youneed to read for jusst about everything.... instructions on tools. household applances.. medicines... your job/ application forms / mortgage forms... just about everything you do you need to be able to read at least

http://www.itv.com/Lifestyle/ThisMorning/features/CantReadCantWrite123/default.html
Over five million adults in the UK have a reading age of 12 or less and some can't read at all.

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Over five million adults in the UK have a reading age of 12 or less and some can't read at all.

These shocking statistics are highlighted in 'Can't Read, Can't Write', a three part documentary which follows nine illiterate adults as they enrol on a six month reading and writing course which they hope will change their lives forever.

Teacher, Phil Beadle, who motivated teenagers to enjoy Shakespeare in the Ch4 show 'Unteachables' (2005), took on the challenge to teach a class of adults to read, some of whom couldn’t even sound out a single word.

The show reveals the hidden realities of illiterate adults in the UK and how it can effect daily life, including dealing with bills, helping with homework and shopping.

rest of story on the link