43. Reading Skills Comprehension: English

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How can you best improve your English depends on where you live, and particularly on, whether or not you live in an English speaking community. If you hear English spoken every day and mix freely with English speaking people, that is, on the whole, an advantage. On the other hand, it is often confusing to have the whole language poured over you at once. Ideally, a step-by-step course should accompany or lead up to this experience. It will also help a great deal if you can easily get the sort of English books in which you are interested.

To read a lot is essential. It is stupid not to venture outside the examination ‘set books’ or the textbooks you have chosen for intensive study. Read as many books in English as you can, not as a study but for pleasure. Do not choose the most difficult books you find with the idea of listing and learning as many new words as possible. Choose what is likely to interest you and be sure in advance that it is not too hard. You should not have to be constantly looking up new words in the dictionary, for that deadens interest and checks real learning. Look up a word here and there but as a general policy try to push ahead, guessing what words mean from the context. It is extensive and not intensive reading that normally helps you to get interested in extra reading and thereby improve your English. You should enjoy the feeling which extensive reading gives of having some command of the language. As you read, you will become more and more familiar with words and sentence patterns you already know; understanding them better and better as you meet them in more and more contexts, some of which may differ only slightly from others.

Answer the following questions briefly:

(i)When can you learn English faster?


(ii) What does the author recommend in learning English?

 (iii) What does the author recommend for improving English?

 (iv) How can reading help us to learn English?

(v) Learning and improving English depend on which factors?

 (vi) What is essential to learn English?

(vii) What precaution should you take while choosing a book to read?

 (viii) Which type of reading can help you?


(i) If we live in an English speaking community.

(ii) Step-by-step method.

(iii) Extensive reading and not intensive reading.

(iv) Guessed from the context.

(v) English speaking environment or community.

(vi) To read a lot of books.

(vii) We should choose a book of our interest, we should read outside the examination set books and shouldn’t choose most difficult books.

(viii) Extensive reading can help us.

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