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Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by TalkingPoint » Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:35 am

Reading in English is a waste of time!

Do YOU agree?
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Post by Vega » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:34 am

No, I don't.

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Post by Hardi » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:55 am

Even though I would like to read from original sources, I couldn't learn all possible languages and since there isn't translated everything to every language, but there is a huge amount of interesting text in English. I can't say reading in English is waste of time.

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Post by Bambang » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:32 pm

It's absolutely not. By reading in English, we can enrich our English vocabulary. In addition to that, by reading in English we can get a lot of information because most information and knowledge are written in English . And most importantly, we can broaden our horizon by reading.

So,reading in English is a waste of time? No way !!!

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Post by wolfbike » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:56 pm

Not on any account. Even so I live in Hannover, a German town, in many companies the office post have to write in English. Because of globalization many companies have contact to foreign countries and the only language all understand is English today.
Therefore in future you only will have a good chance with English and in my opinion the second language must be Spain.

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Post by Bambang » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:40 pm

wolfbike wrote:...in my opinion the second language must be Spain.
First of all, my friend, I'd like to straighten your opinion on "the second language". The second language means a language which you are using in communication besides your mother tongue as the first language.

As an Indonesian, my first language (mother tongue) is Indonesian. My second language is English. However, one of my friends, his first language is Indonesian and his second language is Arabic. He doesn't speak any English.

My point is, it's up to the people to choose their second language. Some people even only speak one language. It means they don't have any second languages.

Next, my friend. You can not force anybody to choose Spanish as their second language. Don't use "must" dude !!!

Everybody is free to choose their secong languages. And most people usually learn a second language because they need it. I am learning English as my secong language because I need it. If somebody thinks that English is not important for him (of course I disagree with his idea), still it's up to him. We can not force him to learn English. To him, English is not important in his life. We can do nothing buddy. It's his life.

Lastly, supernaturally speaking, English will be being used as the second language at least for the next 2 centuries.

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Post by wolfbike » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:26 am

Okay, „bambang“ ….you are right! Of course the second foreign language people can speak or learn is not their second language but their third language. Sorry, I thought I am here in an English forum and not in a mathematics lesson.

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Post by Bambang » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:05 pm

wolfbike wrote:Okay, „bambang“ ….you are right! Of course the second foreign language people can speak or learn is not their second language but their third language. Sorry, I thought I am here in an English forum and not in a mathematics lesson.

My friend, I am so sorry for you. You didn't get my points. Re-analise my post first dude, then give your comment. Make sure you have understood what my points were.

If you feel hard to understand them, don't hesitate to consult me on them. OK dude. Happy analising !!!

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Hand up!

Post by satisfaction » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:15 am

Hi teacher,

Well, i think that reading english is not wasting time because; in my openion there are two kinds of reading.

First kind: That you are reading a news paper, silently, without moving your lips, or hearing your ears.

Second kind: That you are reading carefully and with well pronounciation, and at this kind, i find that i can improving my talking skill, find out new vocabularies, and feel interesting with my new language.

Thank you :)

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Post by Bambang » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:41 pm

Fine dear satisfaction.

Keep reading !!!

Improve your English anywhere anytime possible !!!

Good luck.

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Post by satisfaction » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:56 am

Thanks bam bang
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I will

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Post by nightwish » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:20 am

I don't agree with that!

English is an international language. Besides, it's so easy to learn it and great language. :!:

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you said very good!

Post by openboy » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:42 am

bambang wrote:It's absolutely not. By reading in English, we can enrich our English vocabulary. In addition to that, by reading in English we can get a lot of information because most information and knowledge are written in English . And most importantly, we can broaden our horizon by reading.

So,reading in English is a waste of time? No way !!!
YOU SAID VERY GOOD!

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Post by nhinhilove » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:27 am

"Practise makes perfect" I think that sentence is absolutely right, therfore we have to improve all the skill of English. Reading book is a way. And I don't think it waste my time, when you read, you can find the structure, the words that you forgot or unknown. Book is a friend who is really patient!!! :wink:

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Re: you said very good!

Post by Bambang » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:54 am

openboy wrote:
bambang wrote:It's absolutely not. By reading in English, we can enrich our English vocabulary. In addition to that, by reading in English we can get a lot of information because most information and knowledge are written in English . And most importantly, we can broaden our horizon by reading.

So,reading in English is a waste of time? No way !!!
YOU SAID VERY GOOD!

Thank you my son.

Psychologically speaking, you are a nice boy.

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I think not

Post by Robert » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:27 am

In my opinion, most of the students in Taiwan learn English with an extremely delicate way! For example, they often look up a dictionary when they don't know what a word means. Or memorize a lot of phrases(Dickson’s phrases or something like that, but they don’t use them in daily conversation. Therefore soon they’ll forget).
And they read just few books! From my perspective, reading a lot can help increase your vocabulary because the same words will appear again and again if you read many.
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Re: Hand up!

Post by mamuta » Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:00 pm

satisfaction wrote:...there are two kinds of reading.
First kind: That you are reading a news paper, silently, without moving your lips, or hearing your ears.
Second kind: That you are reading carefully and with well pronounciation, and at this kind, i find that i can improving my talking skill, find out new vocabularies, and feel interesting with my new language
Well said! :D I practised both kinds of reading and as for me it works!

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Post by novatena » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:24 am

In oder to learn english, it's impossible if you do not use english even in reading.

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Post by swet » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:31 pm

TalkingPoint wrote:Reading in English is a waste of time!

Do YOU agree?
Hi All,

I dont think so that reading in English is a waste of time.Rather reading in any language would never be a waste of time.Everytime you will get something new to learn,to read,which increases your knowledge,skill,ability and many more things.

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Post by Tinuss » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:32 pm

How are you around the world? Here in Denmark we are now in full swing after summer holydays - but I have to be better to spell english. This is important.

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Post by basmla » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:57 am

hi every body

i agree with you all that reading english is very important for those who learn it as a second language . it is the best way to know the other cultures and communication as well as their way of thinking.

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Post by swet » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:09 am

Tinuss wrote:How are you around the world? Here in Denmark we are now in full swing after summer holydays - but I have to be better to spell english. This is important.
Yes,you have to be..
but,are you..???

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Post by iamvitaly » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:00 pm

I like to read sort stories and jokes (espessialy from Elena)... I know that it's very important and helps me to improve my knowledge of English... My advice for you.... Read more :!: :!: :!:

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Post by skorpion » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:57 pm

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.

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Post by Lithium » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:49 pm

I don't agree .Reading in English and in any other language can't be a waste of time !

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Post by skorpion » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:36 pm

Lithium wrote:I don't agree .Reading in English and in any other language can't be a waste of time !
Well, it really can be. If you're a beginner then you're wasting your time, cause how are you gonna guess the right pronunciation of each and every word you read?

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Post by Lithium » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:44 pm

skorpion wrote: Well, it really can be. If you're a beginner then you're wasting your time, cause how are you gonna guess the right pronunciation of each and every word you read?
I look it up in a dictionary :wink:
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Post by skorpion » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:02 pm

Lithium wrote:
skorpion wrote: Well, it really can be. If you're a beginner then you're wasting your time, cause how are you gonna guess the right pronunciation of each and every word you read?
I look it up in a dictionnary :wink:
And are you sure you're gonna learn how to produce every single English sound not found in your mother tongue? Mainly when you're a beginner? Not only that, are you sure that you, as a beginner, will be able to read the phonetic transcription of every word?

Look it up in a dictionary, but only if you have already developed good listening and speaking skills.

Otherwise, it's a total waste of time.

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Post by Lithium » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:58 am

:D It isn't a total waste of time !

I'm a beginner and reading english helps me very much , It is not necessery to read long articles and books ... you see what I mean :wink:

ps:thanks for the correction

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Post by skorpion » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:30 pm

Lithium wrote::D It isn't a total waste of time !

I'm a beginner and reading English helps me very much. There's no need to read long articles and books ... you know what I mean :wink:

ps:thanks for the correction
But are you sure you're learning to pronounce words the right way? What about intonation? What about tag questions? What about inflection? Those things (and others) are very important, and you can't learn 'em by reading.

Get my point?

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Post by Lithium » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:38 pm

Yeah ! Thanks

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Post by Bambang » Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:27 pm

skorpion wrote:
Lithium wrote::D It isn't a total waste of time !

I'm a beginner and reading English helps me very much. There's no need to read long articles and books ... you know what I mean :wink:

ps:thanks for the correction
But are you sure you're learning to pronounce words the right way? What about intonation? What about tag questions? What about inflection? Those things (and others) are very important, and you can't learn 'em by reading.

Get my point?

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Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by Bibina » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:49 pm

Well,
lots of my students have the opinion that reading generally, not only in English, is a waste of time. I must disagree, it´s a great way of learning vocabulary, you can see how the language works and you can also improve grammar.I believe that reading in the language you are learning is beneficial. Shortened versions of boks for different levels of learners are great, they are very motivating.

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Post by norhan » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:24 am

I don't think that reading in English is a waste of time. as we all know that now English is the global language .most of the greatest books wrritten in English so if u want to be an aware preson u have to read in English.reading in english isn't that easy u need to practise first and u practise by reading a small books at first cuz we all know that "practise makes perfect".so it's noy wasting for our time...

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Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by harryin » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:09 am

Well!
Here are the benefits of reading english:-
1. Increases General Knowledge.
2. Increases Practical knowledge of daily activities.
3. Source of information.
4. Sharpens your brain.
5. Incrases your concentration level.
6. Incrases vocabulary.
Last, but not least, Helps in learing the language.

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Post by vince90 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:13 pm

Sometime it is. There are bad English writers out there.

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Post by milococosiro » Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:31 am

English nowadays becomes the second language of many countries. When we talk about language, not only English but also the others, if we want to be an expert, we must practice. One of the most useful way is reading. I have the same opinion with harryin that:
Reading brings out many benefits. Such as:
+ improve knowledge (general and specific)
+ learn more about collocation (which is collected by reading because it isn't taught in classroom)
+ writing skill becomes more better.

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Post by harryin » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:23 am

milococosiro wrote:English nowadays becomes the second language of many countries. When we talk about language, not only English but also the others, if we want to be an expert, we must practice. One of the most useful way is reading. I have the same opinion with harryin that:
Reading brings out many benefits. Such as:
+ improve knowledge (general and specific)
+ learn more about collocation (which is collected by reading because it isn't taught in classroom)
+ writing skill becomes more better.
:D :)

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Post by Cunyeu » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:36 pm

if u want to improve ur English,u should read in English alot.this is one of most effective ways to learn E.It not only expand our vocabulary ,but also help us to speak E more fluently.So read in E alot,never think that reading in E is a waste of time. :) :)

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Post by meylenlau » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:35 pm

If ones' proficiency of English language is weak,then the time spent on reading will be definately longer compared to those who are better.That's why they may have the perception: "Reading in English is waste of time"
If one really wants to learn and improve English,he/she really has to spend lots of time and efforts, as Rome was not built in a day!
A strong determination is needed.

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Post by brocoli » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:28 pm

English reading keep the language alive i think. I`m not of those people who love book reading but i can`t agree with your opinion.

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Post by trungkienb » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:19 am

[quote="TalkingPoint"]Reading in English is a waste of time!

Do YOU agree?[/quote]

well, you know what? to people who don't know english, reading in English is absolutely waste of time, because they can't understand.
but for people who are learning E, it's really useful, and definitely important. to write well, you hae to read a lot.

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Post by 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....)

Keep studying!

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Post by gvantsa » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:01 pm

Reading in English is a waste of time!

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

I LOVE ENGLISH AND I WANT TO KNOW IT WELL!!!!!

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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by sweets » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:31 pm

this is a good move :)
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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by Annaa » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:47 am

I don`t think so :-D
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Post by 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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Post by 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!

Post by 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!

Post by 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!

Post by 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!

Post by 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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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by rehman » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:10 am

reading newspaper and books in english are very important to enrich english..... it is only the best way to collect vacuballary and way of writing........ so i think more reading you will learn more grip over the language.......

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by studentss » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:06 pm

Even though I would like to read from original sources, I couldn't learn all possible languages and since there isn't translated everything to every language

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by Rui » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:31 pm

For me the most important way of learning a language is to communicate, of course that to achieve a level where you are able to establish a normal conversation you must study a bit by reading, writing and learning some grammar rules, although after that just start communicating with other people because its when you really figure which words and how you should express your thoughts in certain matters.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by keenlearner » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:24 am

No Way! Reading in English is not a waste of time

It is the best remedy to our minds nowadays.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by martinohare » Thu May 21, 2009 12:05 pm

Wasting time is one of the biggest problems that faces us these days. Why? There's so much info. available these days that dealing with the deluge is what defines good usage of our time - to a large extent.

Reading fiction that is not tainted in any way is a great way to fire the imagination,likewise non-fiction that is uplifting gives food for thought. Seeing how others showed wisdom ,overcame adversity or showed great originality or bravery can make us think in a positive light.

For learners of English it is a great way to extend their vocabulary,to give them a greater sense of sentence construction and pnctuation. They should remember to read in a half voice - to enunciate the words as this helps retention of chunks of language allied to vocab retension.

So reading, a balanced diet of it,is one productive way to use your time. Seconds out!

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by lyphan » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:07 am

English is a international language, it becomes more and more important nowadays. Mastering English skill is one of the gold keys to communicate with people all over the world.
Reading English help you develop your English skills, therefore it is very essential.
i study English as my second language. Although i have studied hard, my English is not good until now. Please give me advices at "khicon_1853@yahoo.com"
thank so much.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by coolg » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:49 pm

I think,for every language learning, reading, writting, listening, and speaking are complementary things. So it's impossible for us to neglect one of those methods if we want to master the language. In my case, I can't master these four things yet, but I try to progress here.
So, I extend special thanks to the creator of the site for letting me participate in this very nice web! ;-)

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by tuanhoang » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:06 pm

If you are an English learner, reading in English gives you many big advantages that you can not afford to ignore it!

First of all, reading English books or articles helps you to improve your vocabulary and grammar. Almost English contents you encounter will be written in correct and precise English. So you will learn lots of correct sentences and words by reading those texts. But many people afraid of new words when reading English books which is usual and shouldn't see as a problem. Those new worlds will stay in your brain once you read more texts about the same subjects, for example: medical or technology. Once you master those words, reading will become a leisure activity for you.

Secondly, most of the world's best books are written in English. So improving your English reading skill will be an important key to your future success. If you are a college student, you can clearly see that most of the reference books of your courses are in English. Of course, there are translated editions to some books you want to read. But normally, translated editions somewhat altered contents of original editions and will not fully give you ideas the authors want to tell you.

Finally, according to scientist reading in any language or in English with good contents will keep your brain sharp! No matter how old are you, keeping your mind sharp is a key activity to make you live longer. Besides, with a good brain, you will live your life to the fullest. What can be better than this!

In conclusion, reading in English helps English learners improving their language skills and also give them opportunity to put their English skills to use. In addition to that, reading English books will broaden your knowledge and help you sharpen your brain and live a best life. So, make this as your everyday activity and experience the good it bring to you.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by cassieho » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:42 pm

Don't need to mention much...reading is absolutely a good way to improve english...everyone knows that...

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by emresenoglu » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:07 pm

I'm opposite to your idea.
Reading is so imported to improve your skill in English.
If someone wants to learn English easly, must read whenever it is posible.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by ArnauEstanyol » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:59 am

Read in general is very good. Why would be a waste of time read English?. I like read in English, so I don't consider I'm wasting my time. I do what I like, I don't care. I'm happy. In addition I learn many new words and expressions. Improving is not a bad thing.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by duytrung » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:53 pm

Reading so much seems crazy for me. Use your time for other things not only in reading English. In addition, learning English doesn't mean you only reading as much as possible.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by ArnauEstanyol » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:33 pm

Obviously I'm not reading all day. But reading is culture. You can never learn too much.

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Post by Haiziasher » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:59 am

Reading good English papers and essays in large amounts surely improves my reading ability, by not only enabling me to read fast, comprehend easily, but aslo helping me absorb various categories of knowledge and information, which might be of use, big or small, in my future work or study. Of course, I need a good memory to support storage of them. And one of the feasible methods is by repetition.

Going to the bad English, including those poorly-structured sentences, ill-worded contents, casually-planned essays, I suggest an efficient solution: skipping and skimming, which is a skill my English teacher passed on to us at university, by spotting the just useful parts in briefing, a common way most readers apply when reading papers.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by nurwandi » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:12 am

Hi.. . i'm new in this forum chart. i'm indonesian, in my country the nationality language is Indonesia, the language similar with malay language. i'm happy can joint in ESL forum, it's can make my English be better. by the way, telling about a waste of time, only 1 word for this phrase NO WAY IN OUR LIFE. i really angry if i meet someone do something but nothing. he/she spend their time only for nothing to do, not productive.
ArnauEstanyol wrote:Obviously I'm not reading all day. But reading is culture. You can never learn too much.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by triochrio » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:07 pm

First,there are a lot of books in english I like to read,because they aren`t translated into my mother tongue german.

Second,for me it worked very well to improve my english grammar and enriched my vokabulary.

Third,as mentioned earlier in this thread,if you read out loud,you improve your talking skills.

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by adin » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:09 am

The idea proposing the post "Reading English is a waste of time!" is really provocative and I love it. You know already the answer from the others and good luck for your good idea.

How about if I propose "Having sex before marriage is okay" will you think it is an idea we should really discuss about? For me, as long as it is for practicing our language.. and then why not. :lol:

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Re: Reading in English is a waste of time!

Post by khaled » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:46 pm

It is the best habbit that one should adopt is to read in English coz it is a global Language and by reading in English you strengthen your vocabulary, grammar, spelling and speaking as well...
It is a must!!

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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!

Post by alkhader » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:02 pm

alkhader wrote: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!

Post by jarishman » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:53 am

in my family no speak english
who is i can speak english with?

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