Does handwriting have a future? (PAU June 2017)

Does handwriting have a future? Finland and many American states have removed handwriting from the curriculum. But many psychologists believe writing still has an important role to play in cognitive development. So what’s the truth? My name is Antony Brown and I interviewed Professor Anne Downey, author of the forthcoming book The Uncertain Future of Handwriting

In this radio programme you’re going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them.

Make sure that you know what they mean.

skill / evolving / die out / carving / tool / lecture

After the listening exercise you can check your mistakes reading  the script


Now read the questions. Read them carefully before listening to the audio.


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  1. I enjoyed theinteresting interview with the professor. Well done! Thank you for posting it on line.

  2. Holy boot! i can’t wait for chreismas. ecery time my parents give me book and i dont reed :DD I wrote that with my voice writing. Burp.

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