Language: The Most Important Skills Of The English Language

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Language is one of the most important areas of human development.It is a vital tool for communicating thoughts and ideas.English language is considered to be the most widely spoken language in the world today.
The four main skills of the English language are reading, listening, speaking, and writing. A person needs a mastery of various elements to use the language to convey thoughts, wishes, intentions, feeling and information in a written form. The four basic English language skills are divided into two categories receptive skills and productive skills. Reading and listening are considered receptive skills whereas speaking and writing are known as productive skills. (Javed, Juan& Nazli:2013,p.130)

Writing is one of the basic EFL skills. Banat(2007) pointed out that this skill is invaluable for helping students communicate and understand how the parts of language go together, adding that writing is one of the four major language skills that need to be mastered by language learners.

Abu Rass(2001) stressed that writing is a difficult skill for native and nonnative speakers alike, for writers should balance multiple issues such as content, organization, purpose, audience, vocabulary, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics. Writing is especially difficult for nonnative speakers because they are expected to create written products that demonstrate mastery of all the aforementioned issues in a new language.

According to Shaath (2015) Students have difficulty with what are
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