Topics: English language, Reading, United Kingdom Pages: 8 (2604 words) Published: May 5, 2013
The Importance of Reading in English Learning

I. Introduction
In the modern time ,many university students who are majoring in English have  learned English for 12 years ,most of them still feel that their English is very poor .What is worse ,they can not express their thought ,not to mention speak with foreigners fluently .How to learn English well is asked more often .At the same time ,more attention is paid to reading. What is reading? Reading is a process of mentally interpreting written symbols (Li Chun  ,1992)It involves a series of factors that a reader brings to the test (Li Chun ,1992).Reading is of great importance in basic linguistic knowledge acquisition and English language learning .In English Teaching Outline (Revised)reading skill is attached importance to. So we can conclude that reading is very vital in English learning. What is more, reading is a feasible way to operate. Reading does not demand too many conditions when one is to read and there are a great deal of materials available such as fictions, newspapers and so on .Finally, one can read at whatever time and a place wherever.

II. Why do you study English?
In fact, as a language, the most important factor for English studying is to communicate with others. When you encounter foreigners, do not feel nervous. Please be full of confidence so that you can communicate with them, nothing serous! If you have the opportunity to contact with foreigners, you will find lots of them could not speak English well, they can only say some simple English, especially for the Japanese, the Korean. Even the European people such as French, Germany. Their spoken English is very bad! As I mentioned, the purpose to study English is to communicate with foreigners or appreciate foreign culture. So please kindly note, English is not mark, not the examination, not theCET, TOFEL .It's very easy, it’s very simple. It is a well-known fact that when there were no televisions or computers, reading was a primary leisure activity. People would spend hours reading books and travel to lands far away in their minds. The only tragedy is that, as time goes on, people have lost their skill and passion to read. There are many other exciting and thrilling options available, besides books. And that is a shame because reading offers a productive approach to improving vocabulary and word power. It is advisable to indulge in at least half an hour of reading a day to keep abreast of the various styles of writing and new vocabulary. Reading helps in mental development and is known to stimulate the muscles of the eyes. Reading is an activity that involves greater levels of concentration and adds to the conversational skills of the reader. It is an indulgence that enhances the knowledge acquired, consistently. The habit of reading also helps readers to decipher new words and phrases that they come across in everyday conversations. The habit can become a healthy addiction and adds to the information available on various topics. It helps us to stay in-touch with contemporary writers as well as those from the days of your and makes us sensitive to global issues.

III. What factors are important in learning English
There are many factors involved if one wants to learn English in a good way. In order to learn English a person should be mentally prepared to take challenge and promise him or herself that they will be able to complete this mission. A lot of efforts, hard work and determination are required when one wants to learn English. It can not be spoon fed in to your brain and needs a lot of practice and understanding. If a person does not concentrate properly there is no use of learning English. Listening skills are very important if a person wants to learn English. As long as a person listens carefully, he can learn any language in this world very easily. One should listen to the tones of the English speaking person and try to grasp it in their minds....

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2. R.R. (ed.) 1993. New ways in teaching reading. Virginia: TESOL Inc.
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