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3 Step Guide: How to Learn English by Reading Books

When most people think about reading books, they usually picture themselves in a quiet room surrounded by nothing but silence and tranquility. And being an introvert, I cannot imagine a better Sunday! However, today we’re going to dive deeper into a completely different kind of reading; this one is the polar opposite: it’s loud, playful and active! And most importantly it will not only boost your memory, but it will also help you improve your overall fluency, pronunciation, oratory skills, and will definitely make you feel more confident in your English! So without any further ado, let’s get into it!

  1. Plan it
  2. Pick up a book
  3. Read out loud

1. Plan it!

A goal without a plan is just a wish

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

As simple as it sounds, this quote brings us to the first step of any practice which is setting up a suitable schedule. The main purpose of this step is to stay consistent and motivated; therefore, take some time to answer the following questions and create your own personalized plan:
Do I want to set daily or weekly goals? How much time do I want to spend practicing English? Which s exercises do I want to participate in? TIP: Write your plans in a calendar

2. Pick up a Book!

Now, grab a book that you enjoy! You can start small by choosing only a few lines or go with the whole paragraph. However, keep in mind that when choosing the passage from your book there’s one essential aspect to consider: both grammar and vocabulary should be loud and clear. It doesn’t matter what kind of part you select, whether it’s a kinky scene from Fifty Shades of Grey or a dramatic death scene from The Lord of The Rings, as long as you are familiar with the context, grammar and vocabulary your passage will do! So grab your read and let’s head into the practice. TIP: Once you’ve chosen a passage from the book, double-check the word meanings and pronunciation. Better safe than sorry!

3. Read out loud

Most of us remember reading out loud in a foreign language as this anxiety inducing activity we used to do back in the school days. Scratch that! Today we’re going to go through various exciting ways we can practice reading out loud from the comfort of our homes.Here are some useful tips:

· Pay attention to punctuation. All of those dots, commas and question marks are there for a reason. Don’t ignore them! Your intonation shouldn’t fall flat unless it’s deliberately implied by the writer. For instance, pause after each full stop, raise your intonation if it’s a question, and express emotion if there’s an exclamation mark.

· Emphasize key words. Our voices have the ability to completely change the meaning of the sentence without adding any new words. This happens when we put more emphasis on the words that, in our opinion, carry the most meaning. These important words are always really easy to understand because we pronounce them clearly and loudly. Practice this by underlining key words and stress them while reading.

· Pay attention to pronunciation. Pronounce the words clearly and understandably. Don’t cut word endings such as –ed and –s. If there are too many troublesome words, choose an easier text. However, if you’re having issues with only a handful of words, practice their pronunciation using an online dictionary.

· Exaggerated reading. If reading out loud starts to feel a bit boring, try reading in a Sylvester Stallone’s voice! Or if you’re a terrible impersonator, just like me, simply try reading as if you’re presenting this text to a few colleagues in a business meeting or to the whole country as a news reporter. There is no wrong or right scenario as long as you’re having fun!

· Listening to audio-books. If you’ve got the same text in both audio and PDF files (or a physical copy), try mimicking the voice of the reader. This activity is especially beneficial to beginner learners.

· Record your own voice! Track your own progress and evaluate yourself by recording your own voice.

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