Is it difficult for you to read aloud?
How can you improve your reading skills?
What kind of books should you start reading?
Many ESL students struggle with this aspect of the English language, some of them have never read an entire book in English, and if somebody asks them to read aloud an article they don’t feel confident doing it. That’s why I’d like to share with you some good tips.
Pick up something to read
I recommend that you read something you like and you’ll enjoy reading.
If you are interested in celebrities, self-help, technology, etc. You can start reading books, magazines about that. The key is to make the learning process enjoyable.
Would you like to improve your pronunciation?
Well, in that case you need to choose books or magazines that are also available in audio.
Suggestions to improve your reading
-Pick up a topic and start to read aloud the first 2 or 3 paragraphs; mark the words that you don’t understand or you don’t know how to pronounce.
-Keep a dictionary handy or use an online dictionary and look for the words that you don’t understand.
Now you understand 100% of the information. Next we’re going to work on your pronunciation.
Did you mark the words that you don’t know how to pronounce?
-OK, right now, play the audio book or magazine. Please listen carefully, notice how the reader pronounces, stresses and links the words.
-Write down the phonetic pronunciation of the words that you didn’t know how to pronounce.
-Now, play it again, but you are going to focus on the first lines of the paragraph. Play it over and over and follow the reader until you read at the same pace. If you’d like to know if your reading is good, use your phone or other device to record yourself, so you can see what you need to improve.
After you’ve mastered the reading of the first lines, please keep going with the rest of the information; If you covered the whole article or topic, try to read it aloud, and record yourself one more time, you’ll see how you’ll have improved.
I recommend that you do this exercise everyday for 30 minutes or 1 hour.
After 1 month you’re going to see how your English reading skills will have improved.
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