October 18, 2007

Learning English through Reading

                       Learning English through Reading

As a learner of English from China, I try to learn English well through reading. I think reading is the best way to study all the languages, it can improve your vocabulary, reading skill and writing. I'm good at listening and speaking but I made many grammar mistakes in my writing. The Pre-Sessional course in Warwick helped me a lot.

Vocabulary is a big problem in learning English for a non-native speaker like me. Remember so many new words are very boring but I have to do to so. Because more vocabulary you know means the high English grade you are. I like reading the English novels like Harry Potter and pick up the useful new words in a small notebook. After reading I will look up the dictionary and try to remember it. This is my favourite way of learning vocabulary because I can learn it through my interest.

My best skill is listening and speaking, because I'm a sunny, outgoing and optimistic person. I try my best to communicate with others and join in the different society club. Now I always try my best to improve this skill through chat with native speaker, watch television and movies. My worst skill is writing, cause of my poor grammar and little vocabulary. I thing I need do more and more reading and write more and more essay.

The Pre-sessional course in University of Warwick was the best experience helps me to learn English. Through this time I had learnt not only the English Language skills but also the way of study in a British University. It improved my English a lot even helped me a lot about my personal growth.

In a nutshell, try to learn English through reading. Although there is no short cut in learning, you can choose the best way to do this hard work like read whatever you like.


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  1. Tilly Harrison

    I seem to have overlooked this blog entry – sorry that I did not comment on it earlier. It is very interesting – a clear and honest account of your feelings and strategies for learning English. I think you are right about reading – it will help you learn both grammar and vocabulary more easily. I felt from reading this blog that I got to know you as a person – you express your attitude to learning clearly and accurately – you do not make many grammar mistakes so well done!! Good luck with bringing all your skills up to the level of your listening and speaking.

    22 Dec 2007, 22:47

  2. Asad

    I have read the comments above learning English through . I do agree with this idea. Really , learning takes place whenever it is reading for pleasure most the learners coose their favourite books , novels , fictions , non fictions, inorder to increase their knowlege be and also be able to speak and write in the targat language. I will be happier if like this kind of questions raised and everyone should give his idea . It will help learners of English.

    28 Jan 2008, 04:34

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