Everyday English 2
Everyday English 2

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Everyday English 2

1 Why and how you read

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Figure 1 Reading fast and slow

How you get information from written material depends on what you are doing. If you are reading at work, for example, you will probably be pushed for time. Essays in education have to be written to a deadline and there will usually be a limited amount of time to do the background reading. Newspapers and novels, however, can be read at your own speed.


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