Reading Power
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) When people ask about English language ability, what is their first question? Usually, they ask this. “Can you speak English?” The total number of native English speakers in the world today is around 375,000,000 people. And about a billion people are learning English. The... Read more
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ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) To learn English, living in an English speaking country is the best. This is because you can spend lots of time with English speakers every day, and you will need English to survive. But besides living abroad, extensive reading may be the next best... Read more
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ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) When you think about reading millions of words, it helps to remember the story of the turtle and the rabbit. They had a race. The rabbit knew that he was faster, so he rested. He thought, “I will rest now and run fast later.... Read more
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ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 4) Besides reading a lot, extensive reading is about ease and choice. Junko is reading a book. It’s hard for her. On just one page, she looks up 50 new words. Next to every new word, she writes a neat translation in Japanese. She takes... Read more
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ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 5) Extensive reading is about ease, choice, and interest. It is also about pleasure. Some people like studying languages. But most people do not really enjoy the study of language. We learn language so that we can use it for learning about art, science, history,... Read more