What's the last book you read? Was it in English? How important is it to spend time reading when trying to learn English? Well, according to research, there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success. In other words, the more you read, the better chance you have of doing well in school.
Here's what one expert has to say about the importance of reading:
"Good readers can understand the individual sentences and the organizational structure of a piece of writing. They can comprehend ideas, follow arguments, and detect implications. They know most of the words in the text already, but they can also determine the meaning of many of the unfamiliar words from the context - failing this, they can use their dictionary effectively to do so. In summary, good readers can extract from the writing what is important for the particular task they are employed in. And they can do it quickly!"
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My name is Craig, and I've been teaching English for many years. I initially created this site for my students, but all English learners are welcome. I hope you find something helpful to you. Feel free to leave suggestions or ideas in the Comments section under any entry.