Reading is the key to success in learning English. It’s the best way if you are not lucky enough to be able to spend a few months or years in the US, UK or Canada.
But here are some things you might not know about effective reading to learn English:
Always read something that you enjoy. That way you are more likely to persevere.
It’s how much you read that matters, not the quality of the literature.
Read something that’s a bit easy for you – NOT hard – so that you can increase your reading speed.
Here’s a golden rule: if there are more than five words you don’t know on the first page, it’s probably too difficult for you at the moment.
If you come across a word you don’t know, never mind! Guess it! Only look it up if you see it again and again!
It makes no difference whether you read on a screen or from the printed page. Choose whatever medium you prefer.