There are many ways to improve your use and understanding of English, but reading is by far the most effective. Reading in the language you are trying to learn is the best way to exercise what you have learned practically.\u00a0 Reading in a new language is great practice before you are comfortable enough to speak it. There is far less pressure to know words and sounds when you read to yourself. In this article, we will take a look at some of the ways reading can improve your use and understanding of English.\u00a0 Learn new words The collection of words you learn and use when you speak are called a vocabulary. When you read, you increase the number of words you know and can understand. The more words you can use in writing or speech, the better your vocabulary.\u00a0 If you\u2019re only starting to learn English, choose something to read that has fewer words in it. Don\u2019t worry if some of them don\u2019t make sense. Write these words on a piece of paper and use a dictionary to find out what they mean. Now, go back and read it all again. Do you understand it better? You\u2019ve got it! Reading is indeed one of the best ways to quickly learn and improve your foreign language knowledge, especially new words. Initially, though, it is difficult to read books for foreigners who are just starting to learn English.\u00a0 So the best way to start reading in English is by reading articles and essays. There is useful open database of free essays on almost every topic that interests you. Writing Bros is a worthy recommendation here as an open database of free essay samples. As a rule, in writing essays, simpler syntax and turns of speech are used than in books, which greatly simplify learning English for beginners. How to write sentences There are many different language rules in English. How you apply these rules is referred to as grammar. Class instructors reading this article are encouraged to use these\u00a0tips for English teachers\u00a0to help their students to understand tricky language rules.\u00a0 \u00a0 By reading, you get to see the different ways English speakers use grammar to make things interesting and easier to read. A more difficult text will use more grammar rules and exceptions than simple ones. So, remember to choose something to read that you feel comfortable with.\u00a0 Improves pronunciation\u00a0 Reading out loud to yourself or your English instructor is a great way to improve your pronunciation or what the word sounds like. Many English words sound different from their spelling, so practicing out loud gives you a chance to familiarise yourself with the common sounds used in the language.\u00a0 Read words you struggle to pronounce over and over again to improve your pronunciation. Seeing the word repeated in your mind will make it easier to learn and before you know it, you\u2019ll be using what you learned in sentences of your own.\u00a0 Read more to know more When you\u00a0choose something to read, think about what you understand from the title or what it is called. Ask questions about sentences or the use of words you don\u2019t understand. When you do this, you improve how much you understand about what you\u2019re reading.\u00a0 The more you can understand what you are reading, the close you are to fluency. And that means you are one step closer to being able to use English in your day to day life, which you work so hard to achieve.\u00a0 How you can read more\u00a0 Make time in your day to read in English. Spend 30 minutes reading every day to\u00a0improve your fluency\u00a0or how well you can use the language. Turn off your cell phone and try to pay attention only to what you are reading.\u00a0 Avoid distraction when you read. It\u2019s harder to concentrate on what you might not understand when there are distractions around. Find a comfortable, quiet spot and bring along a pen and paper to write down new words and questions you might have while reading.\u00a0 Final thoughts Reading is the fastest and best way to improve your English. Take your time when you start. Every day is a chance to improve. The more often you read, the better you will become at it over time. Soon you\u2019ll feel more comfortable using what you\u2019ve learned in a practical environment through either writing, speaking, or reading out loud.\u00a0 Please be advised that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this blog are solely that of the author or his\/her sources and do not necessarily reflect those of English Forward. This includes, but is not limited to, third-party content contained on or accessible through the English Forward websites and web pages or sites displayed as search results or contained within a directory of links on the English Forward network.