هل خطك جيد؟

Hello and welcome to BBC Extra English!

Today Anna and Sam talk about handwriting.

Umberto Eco, a famous Italian author has complained about the level of handwriting these days.

According to Umberto, fewer people have nice handwriting and even fewer people are interested in improving their handwriting.

He believes that the main reason for this is new technology and people's dependence on it.

Because people are so used to typing on keyboards and using mobile phones for texting, they do not have time to write using a pen and paper.

Umberto also told the BBC that when he was at school, he spent months learning how to write beautifully and correcting his pen stroke!

Here in the UK, schools used to give prizes for the best handwriting.

Maybe in the future good handwriting will become a hobby and no longer important to anyone at all.

Do you think good handwriting important and why? Write to us in English!
هل ترى أن من المهم امتلاك القدرة على الكتابة بخط جميل، ولماذا؟ اكتب لنا بالإنجليزية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

complained
اشتكى
handwriting
خط اليد
improving
تحسين
dependence
اعتماد
typing
الطباعة على الكمبيوتر
pen stroke
جرة القلم
hobby
هواية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

Being myself a very bad Arabic handwriting person inflames me specially when I see my friends good handwriting. I envy them. I feel jealous, and what inflames me much more is my English handwriting is good, despite I studied in Arabic schools but my English handwriting comparing with my Arabic's is wonderful. I tried for a long time to better my Arabic handwriting but all my efforts gone with wind. Although typing is a reason of bad handwriting, I believe that good handwriting is a gift.
Ahmed Mohamed Moustafa, Cairo, Egypt

I think is very important to take care more of hand writing because we still need it for many things in our life and thier is many paper for many people need to be write in hand not in typing in a keybourds and dont forget when we have nice hand writing it will be easy to anderstanding and mention how we are elegant and nicer but i think only doctors will they staying in bad writing hand and to yet iam never seen any doctor write in a good hand writing Rami, Doha, Qatar

Now in the era of technology such as computers Internet and mobile .We do not need very much to handwriting.but I think the handwriting very important for us. First of all we should teach our children handwriting and must stimulate and encourage children to learn that. So as not to diminish, the art of writing and drawing.
Waleed Temsah, Sohag, Egypt

I have a very nice story about Hand Writing, I'm born left handed, and I’m doing every thing with my Left Hand. But my parents did not like it that way! My Mother was a school teacher, so she complained to my class teacher to make me writing by using the Right Hand, So she forced me to use the Right Hand in Writing.
That why my hand writing is very Bad. My Father forced me to eat by the Right Hand!
I do agree that good hand writing is an advantage.
Magdy Shebl, Doha, Qatar

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