Today I'm here to talk to you about how graded readers can improve your English.
Now I know you are always very busy and that reading is something you can't do whilst you're doing other activities.
However, there is a fantastic website which I'd like to recommend to you because you can download an e-book absolutely free and you can download the audio accompanying it. That means you use the audios whilst you're driving to work and you have the PDF or even mobi for kindle or epub for Apple devices so that you can read them, too.
You can read these books and whilst you're listening or you can listen and read separately but
the fact that you're using your ears to listen and
your eyes to read
these are two senses which will help you consolidate the expressions such as phrasal verbs, vocabulary, the idioms and the grammatical construction of a sentence.
This means you won't have to use traditional text-books to practice your English because you'll be picking it up very naturally as if you were in full immersion. That's why I recommend you read a lot but these books are especially good because they are graded according to levels and this means you'll start with a low level and you won't have the frustration that it's too difficult for you.
Then as you improve, as you experience success, you'll be motivated to go to the next level and if you do it very gradually you'll notice the improvement very, very quickly and English will become very natural for you.
It'll actually be very good if you sometimes stop an audio and then just repeat it with the same intonation and so also improve your fluency.
The website is called http://english-e-books.net and these are graded readers. You can download them or read them online for FREE.
The website is divided into elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced. These adapted books are one of the best and most interesting ways to increase your vocabulary and improve all your English skills quickly and easily.
There is a very wide choice of books of all kinds from classics to quite modern books so you can really choose anything. Every book will show you the book cover, give you a small description of what the story is about, tell you how many total words there are and how many unique words. It'll also give you a few words that you may not know.
What's exciting is that you can also download the mp3 versions so that you get them all. I think it's quite exciting actually because you can also have the audios to listen to when you don't have time to read. That way you make sure you are 'reading' a little every day but also practicing your listening skills.
There are lots of audiobooks on the web but very often they've been it read by volunteers and they're not a very professional nor particularly exciting. Instead these are really read by professional actors in an exciting way with background music to give the atmosphere just like in films.
That's why I recommend this website rather than other ones because at NO COST you have a really professional audio.
I suggest you use this website so that you can improve your English by practicing daily listening, reading or listening and reading together.
Tell me if this suggestion was useful to you and I'd love you to comment in the box below how you get along with them.
Your fluency teacher,
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My name is Susan Brodar, born in London into a multilingual family and brought up bilingual English / Italian.