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There is no difference in meaning between literacy and reading or writing But there is a lot more to it than that Literacy cannot be understood apart from the culture to which it belongs and which it helps to articulate It is always linked to a purposive body of writing a literature within which the reader is said to be literate This body of writing will be in some sense interpretive and critical of its societal context So we can speak of functional literacy Someone can be generally literate in the sense that they can read and write common words and understand notices newspaper articles or even textbooks but still be functionally illiterate in relationship to a specific critical and interpretive literature Literacy is the ability to participate in the imaginative life of a culture both by absorbing and re-living its insights in reading and adding to them- in writing But by comparison with say the period between the wars contemporary society does not actually use literacy in a functional way All lot of different languages are existing in this world and every people use them for communicate and express their feeling about themselves to other people I think it is very important that how to read and write If you could not read and write you could not do anything that shows or explain with words In the story of Frederick Douglass shows a quote that explains the reading and writing skill are used for his life The quote says The idea as to how I might learn to write was suggested to me by being in Durgin and Baileys ship-yard and frequently seeing the ship carpenters after hewing and getting a piece of timber ready for use write on the timber the name of that part of the ship for which it was intended I soon learned the names of these letters and for what they were intended when placed upon a piece
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