English with Kirsty – episode 83

Reading – what you should and shouldn’t do

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In today’s episode, I talk about 7 things you should and 7 things you shouldn’t do when choosing a book to read in English.

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3 thoughts on “Episode83”

  1. This is an important point… I still have to learn not to look up all the words in an article I don’t understand but to try more to read and understand roughly what the article is about.
    Even in my native tongue I’m a very precise reader and try to get to know all the words’ meanings around me… But this stops the fluency of reading…
    Your articles and podcasts are great! Thank you very much!

  2. I’m glad you liked the podcast! I know what you mean – it’s hard to get the balance right sometimes between knowing enough to understand and not worrying about every little word.

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