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“I Read 35 Novels a Year but My English Doesn’t Improve…”

March 6, 2021 , by Dr Julian Northbrook

If your English isn’t improving, you’re doing it wrong.

For example, take this person:

“They say reading improves your English. I have been reading 30-35 novels per year, but I don’t think my English has improved. Why?”

Who says?

And did they actually say just reading 30-35 novels a year is enough?


Or if they did, they don’t have a clue what they’re talking about (be careful who you listen to advice from).

Yes, reading will help.

But the keyword there is “help”.

It’s not enough by itself.

Reading will expose you to English—and if you’re reading novels, there’s lots of conversational language in there—and it’ll give you interesting topics to talk about.

But that’s it.

It’s still never going to fix all of your English problems by itself.

If you want me to show you a better way, and help you go is enrol here:


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