Reading in English is a waste of time!

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby southrnpride » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:23 pm

Reading in ANY language makes you more versed and intelligent if you read at a challenging level. English is no different. The more you read, the more natural the language becomes to you.

I find English, which is my native language, to be beautiful because there are so many wonderful ways to convey your ideas,describe your feelings, tell a story, and so much more. Most books I've read in English are so enthralling that you forget you're even supposed to be studying. (and perhaps it's like that in other languages, but the only foreign language book I've read is Pobre Ana, and it wasn't exactly a page turner....)

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby gvantsa » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:01 pm

Reading in English is a waste of time!

NOOOO!!!! OF COURSE NOOOOT!!!!!!!

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby Wilhelm » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:26 pm

Reading english is great. I didn't read much english before, but i started for about 3 three years ago and I beacame much better after having read some books in english. But i don't know if it is best to practice grammar or read books to improve your english fastest :D

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby aznfantasii » Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:51 am

Pfft. Nah! I dont think so!

Learning how to read in different languages is actually good! :mrgreen:
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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby rcernar » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:22 am

Hi!!

Well, if you ask me the reading is the best for learn any lenguage:English, spanish, italian, etc.
Any way for learn lenguages...is good!! :)

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby sweets » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:54 am

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
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[u]so our mother languages as i think are in danger[/u]

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby Bambang » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:45 pm

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
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[u]so our mother languages as i think are in danger[/u]

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby sweets » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:32 pm

"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 :|
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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby Bambang » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:41 pm

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 :|


OK. Never forget to practice our national languages. :P
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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby sweets » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:31 pm

this is a good move :)
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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby lxguy » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:38 am

Reading plays a very important role in language learning.But we should choose suitable reading materials according to learners' learning level.
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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby gem » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:10 pm

Reading itself is not a waste of time. It is a way of learning, widening your knowledge. Reading english materials will surely improve your english skills. So if you dont want or dont appreciate english language then it will be a waste of time for you but for those who are very eager and find english language very useful..in work , studies and for his /her entire life then its definitely NOT a waste of time..... :P

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby Seafarer » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:16 pm

Oh, you really talked like my students:) I can't change your mind, but it gets harder as long as you resist it:) The same explanation that i make to my students :D

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby Annaa » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:47 am

I don`t think so :-D
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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby HelenMm » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:47 pm

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.



I don't agree that beginners should only listen or speak English. I think that reading helps people to improve their vocabulary and extend their horizons. I began learning English from reading.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby alkhader » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:09 am

That's completely untrue, because reader gain many things when they read much.
First, Students, people, and none native speakers who don't have ability to read Englsih in correct way they can improve their reading by reading more and more. So the more youread the more you be perfect reader.

Second, Many people and leaders who always read a lot have a lot of experience in many things. For Instance, People who read old histories have a good knowledge and learn from mistakes that happened in last wars and histories and going to a void them.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby Koala » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:37 pm

I totally disagree. Reading English is the good way to improve your vocabulary and event your grammar. When you read regularly, you meet new words frequently so you can know them without trying to learn them by heart and it save you a lot of energy. Perhaps it take you a lot of time at the first time but it isn't waste and when you accustomed to reading, you can save a lot of time and learn not only English but also many things from this.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby denvinbo » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:00 am

When you are reading a book or a story....you should read carefully to recognize the grammars the writer used....you can try to understand some words you don't know....or you can use the dictionary immediately.....and remember after use found it....retain it in mind....and recall it whenever you want it.... :-)
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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby bruna » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:22 pm

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. :-P

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Postby Vittoria » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:47 am

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. :-P

Yes, you're right. In addition, when you start to read in a second language you'll spend more time than usually due to the fact that impossible to refuse your original mentality and the way of thinking but it trains your brain.


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