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Everyday English 1
Everyday English 1

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6 Reading different texts

Improving your reading means that you can more easily:

  • understand the main points of a text
  • get to grips with the details of a text
  • understand what the person who wrote the text is trying to tell you.

You can also make better use of your reading time.

If you are a student:

  • you can learn more easily as you study
  • you can quickly pick out the main points of anything you read
  • you can understand what you read more easily.

If you are at work:

  • you can read instructions more easily
  • you can understand memos and reports more quickly.

If you are looking for a job:

  • you can cope better with job adverts
  • you can fill in long forms more easily.

If you are a parent:

  • you can help your children with their reading skills
  • you can enjoy reading with your children.

In this section, you think about your reading habits and look at ways of making the most of your reading.