The Benefit of Reading

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In this speech I will be talking to you about the benefits of the reading. Most of us have been exposed to reading since we were young but not many of us have the habit of reading for leisure. Most students read only because they have to study for their examinations but reading is not only limited to study materials. It is fun to read storybooks, novels, magazines, comics, newspapers, and any other reading material that is of interest to us. Reading is a good hobby. It is a form of pastime which brings many benefits. Reading enhances our general knowledge. We can learn about various countries and cultures in other parts of the world. Therefore, books can take us on a journey to these countries without travelling. The knowledge will open our eyes to the world around us and teach us about the lives of other people in other countries. We will also have the opportunity to learn more about things that are of interest to us through books. For example, if we are interested in photography, we could read books and instructional guides on photography and photo-editing to improve our skills. Books also expose us to many things which we are not aware of. Reading also trains our minds to be more imaginative. It also helps us to process new information faster and develop our ability to understand how other people think and feel. People who love to read are also more flexible in their thinking and are more open to new ideas. Thus, we can train our minds to think faster and more efficiently if we read more. We can also improve our awareness of the current events worldwide by reading newspaper. Besides improving our general knowledge, knowing what is going on around us will also help us socialise with other by discussing the current issues with them. Nowadays, we need not solely rely to newspaper for news. We can also real-time news online via the Internet. Many news networks update the information on their website every hour just to keep the readers...
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