How can reading improve your English? What reading strategies can you use to improve your vocabulary, pronunciation, fluency, and enunciation? In this instructional and motivational video, I tell you how picking up a book can not only help you to improve your vocabulary but your speaking confidence and presentation skills as well. Watch the lesson, and let me know some of your favourite books in the comments section!
Thank you Mr.Alex, you are one of the best on Engvid.
I appreciate your videos.
all teachers are the best :)
all teachers are the best :)
You’re very welcome. Thanks for checking out my videos.
Mr.Alex, is that a correct writing ? ” exagerrate” ?
or ” exaggerate ” ? you had written on the board like 1st example of mine.
I checked it out in the wordreference dictionary as it looked strange for me too.
According to WR, it is exaggerate.
We all make mistakes ;)
My mistake! Double consonants are annoying. Yes, the correct spelling is exaggerate.
Thank you for the great tips!
it’s very useful for a language learner to read two stories per week.
Could you introduce me books for intermediate level? I’m from Iran
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thank you!!! i gonna practice with the book pride and prejuice .. Jane Austen
I admit that since I began reading the Bible my English improved a lot! and that’s my favorite book and I am always reading it in English!
Just a short comment to say that I think that reading a book or any other kind of writing is good for improving your vocabulary and grammar skills. However, if you are not with a native English speaker, who corrects you when you don´t do it right, you can´t know if you´re pronouncing properly or not. That´s the only negative point I see in reading by yourself out loud. Just my point of view.
Thanks Alex. You always gives good advice. Bye!
Great job, Alex! Thank you so much.
The Portrait of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, is one of my favorite books, teacher Alex, as many of Stephen King´s novels and Edgar Allan Poe´s poems. Even though I´ve always been drawn to sad, horror or dark stories, I can read different genres as well. Hey, you ought to take a look at some of Álvares de Azevedo´s poems. He´s a Brazilian poet WHOM I´ve read since I was a boy. By the way, could you name me some Canadian writers? I´ve always been curious about the Canadian literature. Thanks a bunch.
Hi Alex! Thanks for this lesson. I like to read but my problem is that I’m often not sure how to pronounce because of that, many times I get used to pronounce wrong some words. What do you think about audiobooks, I means, listen to the mp3 while reading the actual text?
Hi Sir,I’m from India. Your class is really helpful for those who are 2nd language speakers. It helps me a lot.
As always great lesson .thnx Alex
very nice way…
THIS IS VERY HELPFUL VIDEO FOR MPROVING ENGLISH..
Its improving not mproving
Thanks Alex! It is really great lesson.
Je lis actuellement à l’est d’Eden et je me régale. Voici le lien pour ceux qui pourraient être intéressés.
Thanks Alex for this lesson. I used to read news on line, but I stopped doing it. I have to develop the habit again. Reading really helps to improve our English skills.
Ever and ever reading books will improve our vocabulary but I would prefer the audiobooks at this moment of learning period, they are less boring that without sounds, of course, you can follow the enunciation, the pronunciation and the fluency on them, my last book with a difficult reading was: “He Knows Too Much” (Alan Maley) by Cambridge University Press, Advanced Level and a lot of new words and expressions so we must lose our fear to afford the next phase of learning. Thanks a lot, teacher Alex, it has been a very useful lesson, we should exaggerate our skills to sear into memory new topics.
Thanks a lot! Mr. Alex. Your lesson is very useful but sometimes reading english books with the challenges and difficulties because so many cultures include.
All in all, Book as window of the world.
exaggerate… On the board we can see “exagerrate”.
i want to know more from you
Totally agree with you. I used to read for the purpose of learning English and as well as enjoying it. Lstely I’ve been reading Don quixote de la mancha… <3 what a great book… But also an awesome way for improving many skills of your English, as of any other languages also. And I always liked myself reading aloud, even murmuring when I could not do so.
Well its great ,but a had a question about that many time ago. So what will happen if book is not in original and its more easier, will i learn new English vocabulary correctly for example book= Jane Eyre. its simple now, but not so hard. What i must to do .I want to learn more and more with Origial and correctly written book. i think Engvid s advanced lesson will totally help me. Am i right in my annoying opinion?
If you read this reply and you are still here on this website I will be really amazed, Lazare. :D :D Hope and not only hope, but I am sure that you have achieved English proficiency that you were looking for back then and that you are a very successful guy today. Wish you all the best. Great to see my compatriot who shares the same passion and devotion for English. If you see this reply and let me know that you have seen it, Lazare, well, I might go crazy for some seconds!!.. :D :D :D :D
hi every one
im waleed and nice to meet you here
could you give lesson or interview face to face ,by skype or video calling from any software like messenger ,imo etc ?
Thank you very much theacher for this leason.
I think Kindle is best way to improve reading skills and my vocabulary or I haven’t to stick with the books, what you say.
I have a kindle
Thanks a lot for such a persuasive and useful lesson. I really enjoyed it and I’m going to use your professional advice on reading out loud in future :)
I loved this video, now I’ll try to practice this method and my first English book will be Dracula. Have you ever read Dracula?
I always read a newspaper, comic magazine and books. I usually like to read loud as well. The other way that I have done is talking by myself out and loud, because I don’t have many friends to practice conversation.
Anyway, many thanks.
You’re doing the right things. Keep it up!
I love reading books , and I wanted to study English by my hobby.Now,you teach me.Thanks.
Hi Alex, I read many English books with my ebook reader. It is very useful!
Thank you very much Alex
Hi, Alex. As always, thank you for helpful lesson.
I like reading, but I’m not a good reader.
One of my favorite authors is Haruki Murakami. I’ve read his books almost all of them. So one day, I want to read his books in English and want to compare how different they are between Japanese edition and English edition. But the problem is books written in English are more expensive than Japanese ones here in Japan. I wish I could get them cheaper…
This is very help full for me.
Thank you so much, Alex!
hi alex is clearly you lessons and thanks
all teacher is best
amazing tip alex, thanks a lot
Thank you so much for this awesome video! You are incredible, and I really appreciate your didactic and amusing way of teaching. It’s no wonder you work with pleasure.
I love reading as well, and I reckon those methods rather efficient to an English learner like me.
Regards from Rio de Janeiro!
Thanks Alex, video is so useful
You ar right
I like Alex as much as a dog loves his bone.
Hope you create another lesson like this one.
Hello Alex I am Lee
Thanks for your lesson.
great video! thank You, Alex:)
It’s very useful. Thank you so much
Thank my ??
I really like your pronunciation.
I’m new here! Thank you Alex! I need to learn a lot…
Hi Alex !!! Nice video thanks for your lessons, those are very helpful for me to improve my english.
I just finish to read the book “the little prince” and it was very easy to understand, only some words I had to search in the dictionary, but, Do you think if the book “Journey to the center of the Earth” is a difficult book for English learners? I just bought this book and it is n’t like the Little Prince it’s more difficult.
Thanks for your advices, buddy!!
i was just reading an english book (the mysterious affair at styles) and it was being so hard to read it out loud until i saw your video. it really help me so much. i don’t stutter anymore xD
thank you for the advices!!!
GOOD!I LIKE THIS I NEVER KNEW ENGLISH IS NOT THAT HARD
IM NOT THAT GOOD IN ENGLISH SO
i can understand almost everything only when the teachers speaking slow, when they speaking quick my brain just blocked suddenly and i get frustrated…
Thanks a lot Alex, I have to say this is the best advice from you as a native speaker.
It’s perfect. Thank you Alex
Tank you sir Alex
Thank you, Alex Your class is beautiful, its the best way to learning English. I am an accountant, and I need to improve my level. I sometimes go to Gibraltar, it’s a good opportunity for practice my English
Thanks..This is the right method for comprehension and confidence.
I bought a book to read but it has been kept on my shelf for long…Today am going to open because of this video..Thanks Alex
Very interesting lesson Mr Alex. I do appreciate. Thank you for all these efforts you making to help us improve our English.
Very interesting lesson Mr Alex. I do appreciate. Thank you for all these efforts you are making to help us improve our English.
Many thanks Alex. I understood your lesson. I really appreciate your tips.
Thanks a lot Alex . I truly appreciate your way of teaching ,your very clear pronunuciation .
really you are a greatest teacher.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
Great advice Alex, thanks
Thank you Alex for this Warner lesson before I begin the day.
Merci Alex pour cette leçon d’échauffement avant que je ne commence la journée.
Thank you Alex. I am going to watch all of these videos on COMPREHENSION and READING because I want to improve my English.
thank you teacher :)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Great advice! I find that making a habit of watching & reading high-quality, English news with crisp writing for an hour per day is very helpful.
Thank you Alex, your videos are awesome. It helped me so much to learn English, so I really appreciate that. Hope you have lots of health and keep making useful videos.
Sir, please keep uploading videos.I with my friends, really enjoy your videos. These are so much helpful
Thank you for the tips Alex.
Thank you. It’s help me to improve my English.
my favourite book is crime and punishment for destoevsky clerk
thank you Alex.
So thankful Alex for this video
Thank you, Alex!Good lesson. I will use your recommendations.
Thanks a lot Mr. Alex! I’ll follow you.
Great thank you much
Hello Alex, I thank you very much for this lesson. I just read a whole book aloud and already I understand better when I look at videos in English. For those who would like to try, here’s a site where you can hear the pronunciation of any English word : https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/
Thank you Alex. You explained clear and in detail.
I love reading and I think the audio books is good idea for learning. Thank you for this great lesson, Alex!
Thank you do much
Hi Mr. Alex. I appreciate it. So I have a doubt: How may times I have to read the same book when I am not getting to understand the text?
A very helpful lesson, Mr. Alex. Once again, you are one of the best teachers on EngVid.Com; your pronunciation is very clear. I have a question for you… Which is correct “…on EngVid.Com” or “…in EngVid.Com”? It isn’t very clear to me when and how to use the words ON and IN. Could you explain me that, please?
You’re best teacher. Thanks so much.
A good lesson, no quiz, and it encourages students to pick a book to read. I am going to try read it out loud myself to see how it works; especially, focus on words ending with -ed and -s. Thank you, Alex.
Alex, as an ESL teacher myself, I greatly value what you and the other engvid instructors do for students. BUT, on your whiteboard, you have to correct EXAGGERATE, please!!
thanks in advance.
Mr. Alex, thank you, but please clarify the order of the videos so that I can follow them gradually
Mr.Alex think you so much
i love reading
Thanks so much! I really have problems in muy reading so I’ll try to take into account your recomentations
I watched the video twice on April 11, 2021.
your videos are very good, they helped me a lot
Thank you Mr.Alex.
thank you for the lesson!
THANK you Mr.Alex
can you please recommend me books to start it with