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Is Reading English Hard? 9 easy steps to improve.

Reading was never hard, certain tips can always make reading an easy task.
  1. Scaffolding and staircasing:

It is believed that in order to acquire a skill properly, you must first master smaller components that will enable you to "grow" your knowledge and abilities. This is a scaffolding technique.

This also applies to reading comprehension. You might need to practise other abilities first in order to truly comprehend what you read. You might want to work on your reading speed (or slowly). You might want to start choosing books that are appropriate for your ability level instead of picking ones that are really challenging. Start off simple, start off little and slowly, and then progressively get more challenging.

Keep this in mind as you strive to enhance your reading comprehension and all other English language abilities!

You must already be familiar with what a staircase is. You employ it to ascend a building in stages to a higher level. The next stages—and the smaller steps included within them—will act as a stairway up to the higher reading comprehension levels. 

2. Read while in bed

Anyone can read for pleasure anywhere. You could read a lighthearted book while riding the bus, in bed, or at work.

However, you must concentrate and study if you're reading to increase your understanding.

This indicates that you must set aside a certain time for this reading. Setting aside time for your reading will enable you to concentrate without worrying about getting distracted. You should be calm throughout this period and try not to get sidetracked.

3. Read the right books

Before you read, browse the text. That means you should look over the text quickly without actually reading every word.

Take some time after you read too, to browse again and summarize what you remember. Try to quickly say or write a few sentences that describe what the text was about.

Thinking about what you read will show you how much of it you really understood, and help you figure out if you still have questions.

4. Always ask yourself questions when reading

Browse the text before beginning to read. That implies that you should skim the material rather than reading it word for word.

Spend some time browsing after reading to review what you just read. Try to sum up the material in a few brief phrases, either orally or in writing.

Thinking about what you read can help you assess how much of it you actually understand and identify any remaining questions.

5. Fluency is priority

When you read in word by word as opposed to reading phrases in one go, it's more difficult to comprehend what you're reading. Therefore, it's crucial to first increase your fluency in order to improve your knowledge.

Fluency is the quality of your reading. There should be a certain rhythm to the words when you read aloud in your head. The language ought to flow naturally, much like when someone is speaking.

Choosing somewhat simpler materials to read can help you improve your fluency, or it can require some time and effort. However, it will benefit you in the future if you take the effort to increase your reading fluency. You'll become a better reader and speaker. Reading will also seem more enjoyable and natural as a result.

6. Slow down after learning

You may stop worrying about your reading speed once you master English reading more smoothly and begin focusing on the text and its significance.

It's time to read carefully now that you can read quickly. Instead of reading a material quickly, take the time to immerse yourself in it.

7. Ask questions to improve

Making sure you comprehend what you're reading also involves asking questions. asking, "What's occurring right now?" You may maintain concentration by asking yourself, "who's speaking here?" You may go deeper into the tale by asking questions like "why did he do that?" or "what is she thinking?"

8. Habit of rereading

It's not always enough to read a text once to fully comprehend it. It's true that reading anything more than once may help you grasp it considerably better, whether you're reading something challenging or not.

When you read the sentences but can't get them to make sense, rereading is a terrific option. Finding stuff you might have missed the first time is another benefit. Every time you read the material again, you will come across any new terms, which will aid in your memory of them.

9. Read anything and everything

Avoid reading only books and the news. everything and anything to read! Visit a blog you like reading, look for a magazine you like, or follow some fascinating individuals or websites on Facebook.

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