pirate wrote:No-one else have interest in discussing the topic?
Let's write something ... what should we read and why (newspaper, magazine, comics, book or poem ... etc) ? The advantages and disavantages? Should we read to catch the content only or should we write down all new words or something else? ...
I remember once my English teacher said (he was a pervert to me, by the way), "If you want your English to be improved, reading is one of the many ways to get you there. Read anything in English. Anything that is interesting to you--comics, magazines, children or adult books, anything. Or even erotica stories if you think they could help you."
I and my classmates were laughing so hard, but I still thought he was a big pervert of all, with all of my respect. Yeah, it's quite confusing to understand but it's just like that because he was a good teacher although the way he talked was inappropriate for a classroom's environment.
Moreover, he told us to read the whole context first and circle or highlight any words that we did not understand, so we could check them in the dictionary later. He explained the purpose of that way is to help one gets interested in reading and not being afrad or lazy when it comes to the new words. Also, the more one reads a certain piece of writing, the more he/she understands how the author felts when he/she was writing that piece. Also, that person could review the new vocabulary words over and over, now with new understanding.
In addition, he also told us not to read something that we have no interest in or something that is extreme, which means something that is too hard for us to understand. You might think it doesn't make any sense because if you don't read something higher than your level, how would your reading skill get improved? Well, the key is reaching a higher level slowly. Don't do it too fast or you'll fall flat on the bottom. That's all I could share.