Tuesday 13 December 2011

Quick Tip: Use Extensive Reading

Extensive reading seems to be one of the hottest topics in ESL and EFL.  No longer can students expect to read short summaries or easy books. Now they're expected to read longer passages.

Studies have shown that this helps students in a couple ways. Not only do they increase their knowledge of the English language, but it also helps their reading skills in their native language. Sadly, with the internet and technology available at our fingertips, reading has been put on the back burner.

Reading is far better than chatting or watching a movie because reading is an active skill that causes you to use your imagination as well as boosts your vocabulary. There is a lot of information available online about extensive reading, but I've chosen 3 links that I think will help you get started.

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