Illiteracy

Question 1 of 5

Medal-premium 1

Who has tried hard to do something about the problem of illiteracy in the UK?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The government

  • The Public Accounts Committee (PAC)

Question 2 of 5

Medal-premium 1

Which two consequences are closely related to the problem of illiteracy?

Select one or more of the following:

  • 1 They have hardly any possibilities in achieving anything in life.
    2 The high number of illiterates also has a negative effect on the competitiveness of the country in the world economy.

  • 1 The country will not be able to compete in international literary contests.
    2 A high number of people cannot vote in national elections because they cannot read the ballot papers.

Question 3 of 5

Medal-premium 1

What is the main aim of "Skills for Life"?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The main aim is/ was to help 2.25 million adults to overcome illiteracy by 2010.

  • The main aim is/ was to help more than 5.7 million adults to improve their literacy skills.

Question 4 of 5

Medal-premium 1

What is the government's plan for 2020?

Select one or more of the following:

  • To help 95 per cent of the adult population to get by in life by 2020.

  • To help teachers avoid high numbers of illiteracy among British teenagers in order to prevent devastating illiteracy rates among British adults in 2020.

Question 5 of 5

Medal-premium 1

How many adults have been helped to improve their literacy skills so far?

Select one or more of the following:

  • More than 5.7 million adults have been helped to improve their literacy skills.

  • Through the "Skills for Life" strategy more than a quarter of the illiterate adults have been helped to get by in life.

Icon_fullscreen

Illiteracy

Frz Hlk
Quiz by , created over 1 year ago

A quiz dealing with the info given in the newspaper article "Why a Million UK adults cannot read this Headline" in the Guardian 2009

Eye 62
Pin 0
Balloon-left 0
Frz Hlk
Created by Frz Hlk over 1 year ago
Close