Asian Youth Forgetting How To Write

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A) A study found kids from Sri Lanka to China have poor writing ability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    B) Chinese children learn about 3,000 written characters at school.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    C) Chinese people use English letters on keyboards to write Chinese.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    D) Only half of Chinese people only write when a signature is needed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    E) Sanskrit is the world's oldest writing system being used today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    F) A student said she had to stroke the page to remember how to write.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    G)  People in Japan have a similar forgetfulness with Chinese characters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    H) A Japanese woman suggested people use phones too much.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A new study-------------by the China Daily Youth newspaper has found many young Chinese people are forgetting how to write------------Chinese.
    • A. 

      Commissioned

    • B. 

      Commission

    • C. 

      Commissions

    • D. 

      Tradition

    • E. 

      Traditionally

    • F. 

      Traditional

  • 10. 
    Chinese schoolchildren grow up---------------well over 3,000 different characters.
    • A. 

      Memorable

    • B. 

      Memories

    • C. 

      Memorizing

  • 11. 
    ------------- ,the study shows they rarely need to write them by hand.
    • A. 

      Despite

    • B. 

      Moreover

    • C. 

      However

  • 12. 
    -------------- , young people are using their phones and computers to write.
    • A. 

      In case

    • B. 

      Instead

    • C. 

      While

  • 13. 
    On these , they------------in a system called "pinyin".
    • A. 

      Write

    • B. 

      Type

    • C. 

      Summarize

  • 14. 
    A list-------------appears showing the corresponding character in Mandarin.
    • A. 

      Thus

    • B. 

      That

    • C. 

      Then

  • 15. 
    Chinese characters are the oldest writing system in the world in------------use.
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Currant

    • C. 

      Currency

  • 16. 
    A student said: "We--------------too much on the conversion function on our phones and PCs"
    • A. 

      Reply

    • B. 

      Rely

    • C. 

      Relay

  • 17. 
    The report said 83% of the 2,072---------------- have problems writing characters.
  • 18. 
    While 43% said they only write when they need to------------something.
  • 19. 
    The problem is so big that there is a name for it: "tibiwangzi" --------------means "take pen, forget character".
  • 20. 
    The---------------- is known as "character ----------------" and is also common in Japan.
  • 21. 
    Ayumi Kawamoto , 23 , explained ------------she often forgot how to ----------- and write characters she learnt at school.