listen or read??

December 16, 2006 12:38pm CST
how many of u think that reading is better than listening?? and why?
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7 responses
• United States
26 Mar 07
The only sensible answer is "it depends." I don't take in information very well by listening, so I do better if I can read things like instructions. I'm also a very fast reader, and if someone wants to read something to me, it drives me crazy because reading out loud is so slow. Some people are listeners, some are readers.
@xMinnie (162)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
Obviously, READING is a lot better. Just compare how much a book can say than a friend who can talk for hours. Compare how descriptive a book can get. How it makes your mind wander through imagination and circumnavigate different places. Compare how rich and how expressive the author becomes in writing than in speaking. READING to me, is better than listening. It's very convenient, too, especially if you're listening to a person who talks nonstop. Whereas in a book, you can just close the darn thing shut if you got tired of it. But then again, the answer still depends upon each person. ;)
@glummy (193)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
both. reading should be complemented by listening to be more understandable. but still, reading is better. the father you read, the more you learn.
• Sweden
16 Jan 07
I think that both are good but when I listen to something (let's say someone who reads a book)after a time I feel like I want to sleep..... i prefer reading but I sometimes have some problems with my eyes so I can't read but listen
@desiret (2124)
• Italy
14 Jan 07
i prefere to read...even if i have not enough time!
• India
18 Dec 06
I think listening is good when one has to make better immidiate outcome.. like the one we have to respond for someth happening at present.. Reading is good when one has enough time to concentrate n practise.. Its like, slow n steady wins the race!!
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
18 Dec 06
reading is better be cause it has better comprehension