Why reading books can improve your English

Reading books can improve your English

Reading books in English doesn’t have to be difficult and impossible. Even if your level of language is basic, you can start reading books for children and simple stories which can help you understand simple sentences and words.

What are the pros of reading in English?

1. Developing vocabulary

When you read books in English, it is a great opportunity to check how the words are used and in which context. What is more, by reading you remember more new words and you see how to use these words correctly in a sentence. It doesn’t mean that you have to check the meaning of every new word in every sentence of the book because it isn’t necessary to understand every single word. What is important is to understand the plot and general purpose of the story.

2. Developing grammar

Reading in English is not only about learning new words. It is also a chance to learn collocations, structures, and grammar without memorizing boring rules.  

3. Developing confidence

When you are able to read books in English, your confidence develops and you start to think in a different language. It is a great feeling if you understand an English book even if it is a story for children. You can start with simple stories and then read more complex ones adequate to your language level.

If your English level lets you read novels, it is a good idea to start by watching a movie based on a novel and then reading a book. It can help you understand the plot better. Another idea is to read a novel in your native language first and then the same book in English. If you are not ready to read a full book, short stories will be the best choice for you. Remember to select books and choose the right book for your level of English. Reading books or novels which are too difficult, can cause frustration. 

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