Whenever we are learning a new language, it is essential to devote a few minutes to all the different learning areas, with regard to the English language:
Benefits from reading are endless because first of all it is a useful and gratifying exercise in itself and at the same time improving your reading skills will indirectly help you make significant improvements in other areas, mainly with regard to your writing skills.
When you read a text you also learn new vocabulary and grammar structures that you will have the chance to use whenever you have to write or speak in English. Additionally it will bring you closer to a more “authentic” way to learn a new language because when you read you are learning the language used by English-speaking people, that is, common words and idioms employed on a daily basis. Summing up, through reading in English you will be able to improve the following areas:
As you can see there are numerous advantages… besides, working on reading comprehension is really easy: the only thing you have to do is read as much as you can always paying attention to detail, understanding the whole text and, if this is not possible, at least the main ideas.
For some people, this is a gigantic work because they see lots of difficulties in reading in a new language, they tend to get confused and end up absolutely clueless. In order to overcome these limitations, we have the following piece of advice for you:
If you want to start practicing, you can try with this reading exercise:
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