Who has tried hard to do something about the problem of illiteracy in the UK?
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC)
Which two consequences are closely related to the problem of illiteracy?
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.
What is the main aim of "Skills for Life"?
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.
What is the government's plan for 2020?
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.
How many adults have been helped to improve their literacy skills so far?
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.