We do it every day, on paper, on our phones and on computers. But, what do you know about the history of writing? Watch this clip to find out more.

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Do you think children of the future will need to write 'by hand' or do you think all written communication will be via computer?

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linolo09 14 October, 2016 - 07:44

I don't think writing by hand will die out but some things that are written by hand now will probably be done on computers in the future.

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June 26 August, 2013 - 15:12

Excuse me, in the part Check your understand: True or False, there is a sentence: "The Roman tablets found in the north of England had important records written on them.". However, I didn't hear it in the video. Could anyone please tell me when the presenter said about this? Thanks in advance.

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hayaalhams 11 June, 2013 - 09:39

i think in the future we won't have to use our hand actully now we are also don't use our hand beacuse of the technology .. the technology improve every day

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haitham85 11 June, 2013 - 08:02

Arabic is the language of a great book the "Holy Quran" and its a honor to Arabic and Arabians .
i want everyone to read it and understand its meanings because it makes our heart very happy and all life.
it guide us to good morals and principles and deal well with others
it have a translations for most languages .

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Jona 23 February, 2013 - 21:43

In my country students still have to write pages of home works all by hands and they have to present school projects using video projector.Anyway technology is getting widespread and I think this is a good thing.

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Little Dragon 19 June, 2012 - 08:44

I bet in the future, people just "write" on their smartphone or computer. Children study on laptops, computers or iPad. They won't use letters or postcards, because they're unconvenient and unuseful. Instead, they use mobile messages and emails. They'll also chat with the others on the mobile phone and chat in the chatroom. The hand-written texts will disappear.
So young people in the future won't be able to write, but they'll be very fast typer and tapper !

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Jonathan - Coor... 19 June, 2012 - 09:26

Hi Little Dragon! Perhaps you're right. It's much more convenient to write on a computer or mobile, isn't it? But on the other hand, I think writing things by hand is a little bit more personal. Would you feel sad if hand-written texts eventually disappear? Thanks for your comment!

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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BellaBelela 19 June, 2012 - 06:50

The Thread talks about 3 important languages Arabic .English and The ancient language //
Arabic is The language of The HOLLY KORAN...Although that It is not the most popular language.. English is ..Because English is the language of civilization ...the Ancient Language of pharaohs in EGYPT

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Jonathan - Coor... 19 June, 2012 - 09:13

Hi BellaBelela! Good point. I think all languages are interesting and different too. Which languages are you interested in? Thanks a lot for writing a comment on LearnEnglish Teens!

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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