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What should I read?

Post by Entanglement » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:21 pm

Hi,

I want to improve my English substantially.
Recently, I have started to read articles on Psychology Today, Newyork times, Washington post, Wired, and The Economist. I enjoy reading these articles and I've learned a lot of new vocabulary that way. To me, the difficulty level of these articles is intermediate. I want to start reading novels of the same level but I don't what books should I start reading. Is reading articles online enough or should I start reading novels? What other resources are there that I can use?
Any advice?

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Re: What should I read?

Post by Krisi » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:10 am

Entanglement wrote:Hi,

I want to improve my English substantially.
Recently, I have started to read articles on Psychology Today, Newyork times, Washington post, Wired, and The Economist. I enjoy reading these articles and I've learned a lot of new vocabulary that way. To me, the difficulty level of these articles is intermediate. I want to start reading novels of the same level but I don't what books should I start reading. Is reading articles online enough or should I start reading novels? What other resources are there that I can use?
Any advice?
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Hi!
In my opinion, any reading material you find interesting will match your level. So, books you find interesting to read is the right book for you. :-)
I guess you should narrow down on what exactly you would like to improve about your English ... just be specific and focus on that part/field then when you have obtained mastery of that area you can move on to another area..

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Re: What should I read?

Post by Entanglement » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:48 pm

I want to download books to read. I can't find any way to narrow down on books of intermediate language. Some people told me to start reading Agatha Christie's books but I find them so easy. Could you recommend me some other higher-level books that can be readable to me?

I want to improve everything about my English. I don't think I exactly understand what do you mean by "just be specific and focus on....". So, for example, If I want to focus on punctuation, should I concentrate on the writer's punctuation while I'm reading? Could you tell the fields one needs to master to master the English language?

Thanks a lot,

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Re: What should I read?

Post by Krisi » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:13 pm

Entanglement wrote:...

I want to improve everything about my English. I don't think I exactly understand what do you mean by "just be specific and focus on....". So, for example, If I want to focus on punctuation, should I concentrate on the writer's punctuation while I'm reading? Could you tell the fields one needs to master to master the English language?

Thanks a lot,
In my case, that's just how I study each area. Knowing theories/rules or reading others' opinion/idea is not enough for me. :-)
So, if you want to master your writing skill aside from reading you have to create your own masterpieces, even if it is just a report. Also, creating your masterpieces is one way to personally know where you should concentrate more on your studies.

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