Tips for reading

Choose the right level

It is essential to choose the right level of reading material in order to benefit from reading.  Find out how to do that here.

Choose the right style

When choosing a book to read it's important to remember that there are many styles of books available.  However, some styles are better than others and will help you improve your English more. Find out about the best styles of books.

Read regularly

Fifteen minutes every day is better than two hours once a month. It’s like training to run a marathon – you need to be constant and regular with your practice.

Read a variety of material 

Books aren't the only things you can read.  You should try a lot of different material. Discover what you enjoy, what helps you improve and what you can easily introduce into your daily routine.

It's normal that you don't understand

There are millions of words in English so it’s normal that you don’t understand everything you read.  It’s really important to tolerate the frustration of not understanding particular words and keep reading.  But if you don’t understand the general context of what you’re reading, then it probably isn’t the right level for you.  Try something else.  There’s something out there for you.

Don't check every word

Reading is a natural way of learning new English words and structures through context. Therefore, you shouldn’t check every word you don’t know in a dictionary.  If there are some words that are repeated and you can’t learn the meaning from the context, then look those up in a dictionary.

Keep a notebook

Keep a special vocabulary notebook for new words you learn while reading and review the vocabulary regularly. 

Choose the right level

It is essential to choose the right level of reading material in order to benefit from reading.  Find out how to do that here.

Choose the right style

When choosing a book to read it's important to remember that there are many styles of books available.  However, some styles are better than others and will help you improve your English more. Find out about the best styles of books.

Read regularly

Fifteen minutes every day is better than two hours once a month. It’s like training to run a marathon – you need to be constant and regular with your practice.

Read a variety of material 

Books aren't the only things you can read.  You should try a lot of different material. Discover what you enjoy, what helps you improve and what you can easily introduce into your daily routine.
- Here are just a few ideas of fun reading material for you: twitter, fun reading apps and recipes,

It's normal that you don't understand

There are millions of words in English so it’s normal that you don’t understand everything you read.  It’s really important to tolerate the frustration of not understanding particular words and keep reading.  But if you don’t understand the general context of what you’re reading, then it probably isn’t the right level for you.  Try something else.  There’s something out there for you.

Don't check every word

Reading is a natural way of learning new English words and structures through context. Therefore, you shouldn’t check every word you don’t know in a dictionary.  If there are some words that are repeated and you can’t learn the meaning from the context, then look those up in a dictionary.

Keep a notebook

Keep a special vocabulary notebook for new words you learn while reading and review the vocabulary regularly.