In today’s world, reading is basic to everyday life.
As children we learn to read, and as adults, we read to learn.
We read to learn about the news, to learn about rules, and to learn about how to do things.
We also use reading to learn English.
If you want to learn English more quickly, lots of reading is important.
The more you read, the more input your brain gets about how the language works.
When you read in English, you can improve your vocabulary, your grammar, and your writing skills at the same time.
Reading to Learn English Vocabulary
Reading is the best way to improve your vocabulary!
The context of articles, stories, and conversations helps you figure out and understand the meaning of English words in the text that are new to you.
Reading also provides repetition of vocabulary words you have already learned to help you remember them.
Reading comprehension is easier if you already know the keywords in the reading.
This is one reason that new vocabulary is presented and practiced at the beginning of each USA Learns unit.
You learn the meaning and practice the pronunciation of the most important words that you will later read in video scripts and reading lessons.