by albadawi A.Almanan
Press Play and ListenQuestion: I find some difficulties in it difficult to fully understanding of when what I read. Any suggestions on how to improve my English Reading skills?Also, thank you very much for your help. I see your website and I find it very interesteding and I feel it will be very valuable for me. So I hope to be one of your students. Hi Albadawi! I am so glad that you like my website. It makes me happy to know that people like what I am doing. (I also like to know when people DONT like what I am doing...so I can improve!) You, like everyone who has access to the internet, can be one of my students. Sure, you don't see me or have a class with me but you have access to all my advice, support and activities. Welcome to the Diana Club! :)To answer your question, it is hard to understand everything when you read. Right now, you are reading my words. You might not understand every word I write but you probably understand more than 50%.Here is my advice to improve your English reading skills or comprehension... READ...READ LOTS! Read everyday! Read books, newspapers, magazines, food labels, recipes, articles on the internet...read anything you can. Do you know why? Here is the truth...the more you do something, the easier it becomes.For example, I do a spinning class (cycling) three times a week at the gym. The first class was really difficult. I was sweating like a pig, breathing hard and thought I was going to die! The second class was hard but I knew what to expect and I tried to think positive.The third class was a little easier.The fourth, fifth, sixth...etc were easier still. I have been going to this class for a month now. It is still a good workout. I still sweat like a pig and breathe hard, BUT I am much stronger! I don't get as tired, I can go faster than before and I enjoy it!It is EXACTLY the same for your English reading skills.At first, reading is hard and frustrating. You don't understand everything. You want to know EXACTLY what is being said but you don’t. Then after a week of reading everyday you realize that you understand a little more. It is not so hard and despite not understanding EVERY word, you are enjoying yourself.So Albadawi, my advice to you, is to read. Read on the bus, metro, train, or on the couch before bed. Make time to read. HOW MUCH TIME? I would say 20-30 minutes a day. EVERYDAY!*** If you did this for a month strait EVERYDAY, I GUAREENTEE that you would notice a difference***Practice makes perfect Albadawi...so read...read...read.Have a great day!DianaNeed more help Albadawi? Just ask! Happy with your Answer?Consider leaving a contribution to help improve the website. You choose how much to give.Remember, a little goes a long way! Just click the "donate" button belowYou Are Secure!Want more ways to improve your English reading skills for free?...
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Thanks for your message. I agree that it can be a challenge to write things that are interesting for everyone but I think there are some very interesting posts from learners...just like you!
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Here is a wonderful podcast to help your listening:www.listen-to-english.comI hope you enjoy it! I hope to create my own podcast in the future...Diana on the Radio!!! Fun! Keep in touch,Diana
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I have to say that "I am impressed". Your explanations and way of teaching is immaculate.
I really admire you for what you have been doing Diana. You are an amazing person!
Diana you are very kind! Thank you for all of your information. My English has really improved.
I would like to tell you how grateful I am for your lovely website and your way of motivating people to learn or improve English.
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