The Adult Basic Education and Training programme teaches a learner basic reading, writing and maths skills. Basic viewing skills are also a part of the course and refer to a learners’ ability to interpret the written word as well as images and respond to them. The written word or images can come in a variety of forms of media from television to newspaper and magazines. These viewing skills are taught from the first level right through to the fourth level of the course. The skills are especially important to the testing and examination phase of the Adult Education and Training programme as questions and references need to be interpreted correctly to enable the learner to answer questions.