Lesson #111: Finding a Reading Partner (or Buddy) can Improve Your English

Have you ever heard the advice: ‘You should READ MORE to improve your English’?

When I try to get better at something, like French, I always hear the same thing. Additionally, I agree with the advice that reading increases your vocabulary and helps you become aware of the language’s natural turn of phrase.

I’ll be the first to acknowledge, though, it’s not simple!

One recommendation I have for you is to find a READING PARTNER with whom to share the reading experience.

📗# It will help you become accountable when you feel like giving up.

📘# You will have someone to share your impressions of the book with.

📙# Moreover, you never know when your reading partner will have a question that you can help them with, or vice versa.

I enjoyed one such collaborative reading journey with my cousin recently; we read through Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. 

It has been so nice to read and share what we loved about this memorable classic!

My tip for the day is best expressed in Alcott’s own words:

“Take some books and read; that’s an immense help; and books are always good company if you have the right sort.”

― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

by J. E. Gibbons

English language tutor and researcher at 'Learn English Through Literature' (2024)