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Difference betweem receptive and productive skills


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brief description on the differences between two language skills i.e Productive and Receptive

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Difference betweem receptive and productive skills

  1. 1. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RECEPTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE SKILLS….. The RECEPTIVE SKILLS are listening and reading, because learners do not need to produce language to do these, they receive and understand it. These skills are sometimes known as passive skills. They can be contrasted with the productive or active skills of speaking and writing. The PRODUCTIVE SKILLS are speaking and writing, because learners doing these need to produce language. They are also known as active skills. They can be compared with the receptive skills of listening and reading. Productive communicative skills are the abilities that we used to produce a message (output). While Receptive communicative skills are the
  2. 2. abilities that we need to understand the message (input). In adults Productive skills are composed by reading, writing and interaction , but in the first ages it could be pointing or drawing. Where as Productive communicative skills are composed by listening and speaking. Receptive skills should be taught by using Active method. It is important for the motivation of the students that our proposals must be interesting so that the acquisition of knowledge could be faster. For Receptive skills teachers have to create a real communicative situation by using correct material to achieve a useful knowledge. Receptive skills include understanding when you listen and when you read. You receive the language and decode the meaning to understand the message. While Productive skills are speaking and writing. You use the language that you have acquired and produce a message
  3. 3. through speech or written text that you want others to understand. Before you are able to use a word correctly and fully, you have to know quite a bit about it. An important distinction exists, therefore, concerning the words that you have locked in your brain. To capture this distinction, we use the terms receptive and productive: You are in receptive control of the words that you understand when you hear them or read them. You are in productive control of the words that you use to express yourself, in speech or in writing. To sum up we have to combine active and passive skills in our lessons with the aim to teach the real English.
  4. 4. Finally I really believe that having a good English level means to understand and to produce the language , so we should teach it all together.