Extensive reading and listening helps you learn English

Reading and listening to our stories improves all your English language skills...

  • Reading ability and speed
  • Writing ability and spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Confidence
  • Fluency

If you’re learning English research has shown that just reading or listening to as many stories as you can at a level you’re comfortable will really help you.

This is known as extensive reading. By reading a lot you experience the things you’ve learned again and again.

This deepens your understanding of them and increases your ability to use the language.

If you’re a teacher, encouraging extensive reading will benefit your students and improve their grades.

You can help them by enabling them to make their own choices and allowing them time for reading.