Re: Display faults

On 20/12/10 20:03, houghi wrote:
Rob wrote:
It seems you still haven't grasped the difference between "then" and
"than", after my last suggestion.

Sorry thet English is not my native language.

You're doing a lot better than many of the natives.

A study by the Jenkins Group has shown that millions of Americans never
read another book after leaving school.

A five-year, $14 million study of U.S. adult literacy involving lengthy
interviews of U.S. adults, the most comprehensive study of literacy ever
commissioned by the U.S. government,[2] was released in September 2009.
.... This government study showed that 21% to 23% of adult Americans were
not "able to locate information in text", could not "make low-level
inferences using printed materials", and were unable to "integrate
easily identifiable pieces of information."[2]

'Dismal picture' of adult literacy in UK

In 2001, the former Department for Education and Skills launched the
Skills for Life strategy with the aim of helping 2.25 million adults by
2010. Two years later, it established by survey that 75% of the
working-age adult population had numeracy skills below the level of a
good pass at GCSE and 56% had similar literacy skills. At that time, the
OECD ranked the UK 14th in international literacy and numeracy league

Ireland drops in literacy rankings

On reading levels, Ireland has slipped from 5th place in 2000 to 17th
place, the sharpest decline among 39 countries surveyed.

* One in six students in Ireland are estimated to have poor reading
skills – 17 per cent are low achievers in reading.

* Almost a quarter of males (23 per cent) achieved an average score
which is considered to be below the level of literacy needed to
participate effectively in society.


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