The Importance of Reading in English Learning

I. Introduction In the modern time ,many university students who are majoring in English have learned English for 12 years ,most of them still feel that their English is very poor .What is worse ,they can not express their thought ,not to mention speak with foreigners fluently .How to learn English well is asked more often .At the same time ,more attention is paid to reading. What is reading? Reading is a process of mentally interpreting written symbols (Li Chun ,1992)It involves a series of factors that a reader brings to the test (Li Chun ,1992).Reading is of great importance in basic linguistic knowledge acquisition and English language learning .In English Teaching Outline (Revised)reading skill is attached importance to. So we can conclude that reading is very vital in English learning. What is more, reading is a feasible way to operate. Reading does not demand too many conditions when one is to read and there are a great deal of materials available such as fictions, newspapers and so on .Finally, one can read at whatever time and a place wherever. II. Why do you study English? In fact, as a language, the most important factor for English studying is to communicate with others. When you encounter foreigners, do not feel nervous. Please be full of confidence so that you can communicate with them, nothing serous! If you have the opportunity to contact with foreigners, you will find lots of them could not speak English well, they can only say some simple English, especially for the Japanese, the Korean. Even the European people such as French, Germany. Their spoken English is very bad! As I mentioned, the purpose to study English is to communicate with foreigners or appreciate foreign culture. So please kindly note, English is not mark, not the examination, not theCET, TOFEL .It's very easy, it’s very simple. It is a well-known fact that when there were no televisions or computers, reading was a primary leisure activity. People would spend hours reading books and travel to lands far away in their minds. The only tragedy is that, as time goes on, people have lost their skill and passion to read. There are many other exciting and thrilling options available, besides books. And that is a shame because reading offers a productive approach to improving vocabulary and word power. It is advisable to indulge in at least half an hour of reading a day to keep abreast of the various styles of writing and new vocabulary. Reading helps in mental development and is known to stimulate the muscles of the eyes. Reading is an activity that involves greater levels of concentration and adds to the conversational skills of the reader. It is an indulgence that enhances the knowledge acquired, consistently. The habit of reading also helps readers to decipher new words and phrases that they come across in everyday conversations. The habit can become a healthy addiction and adds to the information available on various

It is important not only to speak in English but also to write in English as it will enhance the spoken English more. As long as a person listens carefully. The necessity of reading A. It can not be spoon fed in to your brain and needs a lot of practice and understanding. by reading. The more you speak. What factors are important in learning English There are many factors involved if one wants to learn English in a good way. human has entered the 21st century. Lastly it is very important to converse in English with people around you to practice the language. One should listen to the tones of the English speaking person and try to grasp it in their minds. build the values.a learner can master these high-tech and cultural knowledge concerning English -speaking countries.In that case. IV. magazines etc can improve reading ability step by step. Reading English books. Reading can help absorb all kinds of information At current time.topics. train the creative . inspire his thought. one can advance their English background knowledge and broaden his or her vision. If a person does not concentrate properly there is no use of learning English. So people should be encouraged to do more reading in English.Peoples' knowledge is increasing at an astonishing speed. As reading is the only time-saved way to absorb foreign advanced technology. hard work and determination are required when one wants to learn English. It helps us to stay in-touch with contemporary writers as well as those from the days of your and makes us sensitive to global issues. Then people can realize how English is used in reality by reading. Reading can help us develop our interest People in the 21st century have a strong desire to learn more knowledge and read more original books and newspapers. III. In order to learn English a person should be mentally prepared to take challenge and promise him or herself that they will be able to complete this mission. C. A lot of efforts. Reading can improve our Intelligence By reading a lot. an era of intellectual economy or rather the Internet . the better it will become . Reading skills are also very impotent when one wants to learn English. reading becomes necessary and urgent.You might make mistakes at the beginning. speeding up cultivating and forming good reading habits. B. Try to listen to English television programs and news as it has a great effect on your learning ability. he can learn any language in this world very easily. you will improve your English day by day. Listening skills are very important if a person wants to learn English.By the way of reading . we can learn more and make contributions to the construction of our motherland .

Assuming vocabulary is supplied for you. B. first. you’d be reading something with a great deal of vocabulary and/or grammar that is beyond your current reading ability. Although this twin categorization of reading into two basic types can be found in many teacher resource books for the teaching of English as a foreign language , it is not the whole story. We can do this by adding. Nearly anyone who has taken a foreign language class in the North America is familiar with intensive reading.performance and develop his intelligence. text translation.and. summarized in the following table. lexical and phonological points. If not. we should make notes of the new words and phrases and good sentences. Then try to answer them in our own words. Extensive reading. Diligent students will be able to use the reading to learn 10 or maybe even 20 vocabulary words within a couple of hours. and then read. on the other hand. We need to extend the categorization. where considerable focus is put on correct pronunciation of the text . even they will probably be reading word by word rather than taking in the language a phrase at a time as they would read in their native languages.ed:1993). Methodological choice classroom focus Extensive Intensive Oral reading students read a lot of text students practice particular reading kills students listen and read aloud A. or reading aloud in class. After reading them. the most efficient way to do this kind of reading is to first drill yourself on the new vocabulary for an hour or so. second. If a person master the English reading skills and form a good reading habit. oral reading (RR. Reading skills Reading has traditionally been divided into two types: intensive and extensive. where reading confidence and reading fluency are prioritized. when and where. she or he can master English forever. Extensive reading . V. In broad terms. as the student's learning history clearly pointed out. where correct translation of the foreign language text into the learners' mother tongue is emphasized in tandem with the study of an array of grammatical. Maybe you have to read a paragraph. In either case. you’ll be spending more time looking up a dictionary than reading. intensive reading may be described as the practice of particular reading skills and the close linguistic study of text. maybe the vocabulary and grammar that is new to you will be glossed page by page. Intensive Reading When we read the intensive articles. If your instructor is kind. we may ask ourselves some questions about them by using such words: who. However. can be defined as reading a large quantity of text. what. why. This creates a three-way methodological categorization of reading in a foreign language.

Speed reading There are ways to improve our reading speed: a) Reading the articles from the beginning to the end without intervals so to catch the rough idea of the articles on the whole. skip and read fast. Oral reading Oral reading is a complex process in which the reader becomes the "link" between the author and the listeners by comprehending the selection and interpreting it for the enjoyment and understanding of those listening. his office front where he is entrusted some case study to prepare for some specific business meetings or even at the time of displaying some of his newer products in the market etc. but that could easily be enhanced or improved drastically if one is really serious about doing so. Namely. to the whole class. Speed Reading is highly useful at many occasions in our lives. we can point at the words with our finger or pen point and our eyes move with the finger quickly so that we are able to read very fast. either by themselves (with an audio recorder) or in pairs. reading at a normal speed is the nature’s gift to every human.We must train our ability to scan. Never waste too much time on some new words and single sentences) We may keep time when reading articles)When reading articles. Students who read orally improve their speech and understanding. to other classes. the support given by peer changes hesitant oral readers into willing and competent oral readers. Students should be given many opportunities to practice oral reading. Students benefit from listening to oral reading. to small groups. the topic sentences and the drift of the articles. There are some of the most effective reading-aid tools available in the market all . Often. Students may read to individuals. the ability to catch the key words. Nearly anyone who has taken a foreign language class in North America is familiar with extensive reading. C. Though. D. and gain much enjoyment when they experience success. and should be given opportunities to listen to the teacher and to professionally recorded audiotapes. All you are required is to prepare your mind and soul in addition to tuning your eyes to sweep faster on the pages of the book being read by you. Always provide time for sufficient practice before expecting a student to read aloud in class. and to interested adults. The person who is really capable of Speed Reading enjoys more benefits at many junctures such as at his examination hall during the study phase. Speed Reading than your in-born capacity could well be developed by just working a bit on the subject. For those fond of reading are always benefited with such increased Speed Reading as they can enjoy more and more books in the same time frame where other can read very limited books. A willing audience is necessary for success in oral reading and the teacher should prepare students to be effective listeners.

letter.These will help you determine if. etc. . Moreover it is now easy to become the remarkable personality of Speed Reading E. Prioritize your reading You can't read everything all at once (and wouldn't want to). VI.If it's important. let it wait. reading truly is a fundamental survival skill. Optimize your reading environment You will read faster and comprehend more if you read in an environment that's comfortable for you. so long as you read. topic headers. You don't need to read everything Not every magazine. Here are ten tips that anyone can use to improve their reading skills. You don't have to be a great reader to get the point Some people read fast and remember everything.In fact. photo captions. and email you receive contains information you need . Everyone should do more reading to improve his or her reading skill. It doesn't matter. hit the delete key! Just doing this wills double the amount of time you have available to read. really. D. index. A. C. Scan before you read Look at the table of contents. Tips to improve you reading skills In the modern age of information. Throw it away. and b) what information you're likely to get from it. most of it is simply junk.Newspaper as good reading materials can widen our sight and richen our knowledge. If it's not. you’re probably spending a lot of time reading stuff you don't need. a) you have a real interest in this reading. G. E. read it now. F. Others read slowly and take a couple of times to get all the information. you get information you're seeking. Know why you're reading Are you reading for entertainment or to learn something? Decide why you're reading before you start and you'll greatly improve your comprehension and your enjoyment. B. So try to choose a comfortable environment before your read. every chapter of every book? If so. Choose good material to read so that to save our reading time. You don't need to read all of what you do read Do you read every article of every magazine. we should do more reading.these days that could easily and systematically help you improve your reading skills. So reading can bring us happiness.

You can keep track of where you are by following along with your hand. J. we can look forward to a nationwide change in attitudes to reading. newspaper. We should do more reading to improve our reading speed. do not stop.Experience from across the world suggests that extensive reading programs can play an important role in promoting language improvement and development. VII. If you lose interest or keep losing your place. skills. Practice The more you read the better reader you are. you will like reading better. especially reading speed. This simple technique helps you focus and increase your concentration. With the new introduction of a new syllabus in China that gives due weight to the importance of extensive reading. So we should master some good reading skills to improve our English levels. you’re reading with a purpose. I. Once you start reading a article you should keep reading ahead. Once you start. If you finish and have questions. They require a certain amount of investment in both time and resources. If you don't have questions. don’t stop Read each item straight. but the benefits far outweigh the costs. you got what you needed and are ready to move on. In our country. If you enjoy your reading.H. How to improve our English become more and more important . go back and re-read the pertinent sections. and to wonderful opportunities for progress. Focus Remember. factors and steps. most English learner are worried about not understanding English articles. magazines and so on. so focus on that purpose and the material. Conclusion Reading is very important to our studying English. References: . take a break or read something else.

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