Speaking And Receptive Skills Essay

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The diagram shows that there is a clear relationship between the productive skills (speaking and writing) and the receptive skills (listening and reading).so, speaking is inter-related in a way or another with the other skills. Valdman (1996.p.62) said:
The ability to speak a foreign language is without doubt the most highly prized language skill, and rightly. So, because he can speak the language well, he can also understand it and he can learn to read it with relative case and also the ability to speak a language will greatly speed up and facilitate learning to write it. In order to comprehend any given speech (listening to it) the individual have to be a good speaker of the language. Also, when he can distinguish between
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Features of Spoken Language Vs Written Language There are also similarities between writing and speaking. Lindsay and knight (2006, p.60) said : “we speak differently depending on whom we are speaking to and for what reason. Similarly with written language the type of writing varies depending on whom it is written for and why”.
1.3. Speaking Vs Reading
Sanacore (1994.p, 604) claims that Reading extensively teach students how to guess the meaning of the items from the context it appears on, and this makes their oral performance better because As learners develop strongly the reading skills , they will build up better grammar skills and good vocabulary and thus develop more sophisticated speaking abilities.
3. Fluency Vs Accuracy in Speaking In most methods and approaches especially the CLT, the focus is on the two important speaking features which are: fluency and accuracy. However the last is less important than the first one. Richards and Rodgers (2001, 175) claim that: “Fluency and acceptable language is the primary goal; accuracy is judged not in the abstract but in context”. In the EFL settings, the student learns to use the language for communication and not to master it because only mastering a language demands proficiency in all its facets. To master the speaking skill, the teacher must train and equip the learner with a certain degree of accuracy and fluency in understanding,
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Many researchers agree that measuring the students’ success in EFL classes depends mainly on their successful use of the language orally. Oral assessment can be done directly by observing the students’ linguistic performance during a classroom lecture. This kind of assessment helps teachers to diagnose their students understanding of the content , interaction, communication , and integrated skills. Teachers also may evaluate their students’ performance using tests to measure mainly their vocabulary and grammar. In addition to that students will learn how to use what they have learned in real life situations; i.e. how to relate their grammatical competence to their communicative one as it is clarified by Savingon,

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