Re: Speech vs Writing
Tough one, because they're both important. In the early stages, speaking is important. But as they get older without the skill to read what's out there and to express themselves by written communication, life just gets very hard with limited opportunity. On different levels one is more important than the other: for the ability to live, hearing and talking are important. For the ability to make a living and to have a comfortable life, reading and writing are important.
Why do they assign these conundrums to write about? Frustrating!