sweets wrote:Reading is a good way to improve enghish but sometime it's hard for us as second language but it does not mean that we have to stop reading in same time we can improve our enghlish in other ways t.v. and internet.
but as i think english reduce or destroy our mother languges people tend to use english expression in speaking in order to show superiorty and things like that ................................
[u]so our mother languages as i think are in danger[/u]
sweets wrote:"We are in danger if we can't speak English"
well uncle Bambang iam not calling to leave english as a language but to take care about our national languages
skorpion wrote:TalkingPoint wrote:Reading in English is a waste of time!
Do YOU agree?
I think it really depends. If you're a beginner, it is a waste of time, cause you'll be guessing the pronunciation of a lot of words you don't know, and that'll just make your English hard to understand. Beginners should practice their English by listening a lot and then by speaking. When the learner has strong listening and speaking skills, then he/she can move on to reading.
If you're an advanced student, then reading should not be a waste of time... provided that you keep a good dictionary next to you so that you can always check the correct pronunciation of new words.
I hope this helps.
bruna wrote:I would never say "reading in English is a waste of time". Reading in a second language is always an effort but it helps a lot. It is a good idea reading a magazine about a topic you really love (travelling, fashion, ...). In my opinion this is the best way of thinking you are learning and not wasting your time.
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