Did you know that reading is one of the best ways to improve your English?
I have compiled a list of 5 books for you. You should read them if you want to improve your English skills because they are entertaining and easy to read
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss:
A good book for young readers, this story is about a cat and his two friends who have crazy adventures while trying to clean up an otherwise boring day.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This book is about Katniss Everdeen’s fight for survival against the oppressive Capitol in a dystopian future world where children are forced to participate in the brutal reality TV show “The Hunger Games.”
The Giver by Lois Lowry
This is a dystopian novel in which Jonas must play his part as the Receiver of Memories, knowing that such knowledge will change or, more accurately, destroy his society.
1984 by George Orwell
A classic and important work about an oppressive future society where thoughtcrime is punished with death.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
This is a heartbreaking, beautiful book about 16-year-old Mia who spends the summer with her family after an accident and must decide whether she wants to live or die. So this would be perfect for people in middle school!
Bonus: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling: This is one of my favorite books of all time, with an adventurous plot and relatable themes.
Simple Steps to Read a Book
- Start with the first sentence of a book and read it aloud.
- Read for at least twenty minutes every day or two hours on weekends.
- Keep reading until you finish the whole book! You should make a note of any words that are difficult to understand so you can look up those words in an English dictionary.
This blog post aims to give you some great book recommendations for English learners and some tips on how to improve your reading skills in general.
In order to read more effectively and efficiently, we must understand the basics of speed-reading techniques. It takes time and practice before one can get the hang of speed-reading, but it is possible with some effort and dedication.
The first step to reading more effectively is to start by making a conscious decision about what you intend to read. This, in turn, makes better use of your time and prevents distractions from taking place while reading. Once this has been established, it’s much easier to focus on the task at hand.
Once you have decided what it is that you want to read, more often than not, a dictionary will be necessary in order for an individual to understand words they don’t know and review the vocabulary learned earlier. This can help prevent confusion or misunderstandings while reading if one does not fully understand the context in which they are reading.
The next step is to be more mindful of what you read and how it’s been written. This can take practice, but the good news is that once one has thoroughly studied a work of literature or other text and begun to understand its nuances better, then rereading them becomes infinitely easier by comparison.
If you are reading for pleasure, try to focus on the style and form of what is being written and the content. This can help one better understand why this author’s work might be different from other authors such as George Orwell or Toni Morrison, who write in very distinct styles that should be analysed if a reader wants to improve their English.
The next step is more difficult and can take a while, but it’s worth the effort: try reading for the form of what you are reading, and it is content. This means that when we read something like King Lear, which critics have hailed in part because of Shakespeare’s ability to set up a play that is so clear and easy for audiences to understand, we might also want to think about how they form Shakespeare’s work encourages us to focus on what happens in Act I.
Another more difficult step: try reading something like King Lear to understand not just what it means but why it was written – its rhetorical purpose. That means understanding what the author is saying and trying to understand why they’re saying it and how they are using language to say it.
As you can see from this little exercise in reading for rhetorical purposes, there’s a lot of different ways that we might want to read something if we really wanted to be able to understand it fully.
Hopefully, this list has been a helpful starting point for you if your goal is to improve your English skills!